will commute, for pizza

Now that Hayden has started school, we have become like the majority and are Monday thru Friday’ers. Alarm clocks are turned off Friday night and the kids get to blow blast that early bedtime and stay up a bit longer for movies and popcorn. Saturday and Sunday mornings are reserved for sleeping in and loading up on pancakes and extra cups of fresh coffee.

This past weekend was no different. Full on biscuits and gravy with no agenda for the day, we started to spit fire ideas of what to fill our time with. Among those ideas was a roadtrip and pizza. How about a roadtrip to eat pizza?!

We loaded up some small essentials, topped off the car with gas and was Talkeetna bound.  You might recall that I’ve done posts in the past about this tiny little town. It really is one of our favorite spots.

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While it’s not as bustling as it is in the summer, the few main spots are open and the one that serves the most delicious pizza, was open and ready for us. Their signature pizza, the Mountain High Pie, barely resembles a slice of pizza because it’s so loaded with toppings. Just writing about it is making my mouth water.

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The dinner rush picked up and the kids and I slipped out while Andy finished up with the check. While there may not have been shops and stores to explore, there was plenty of adventure waiting along those quiet streets. Hayden was set on finding a park to play at, and Reid is always on board for whatever comes his way.

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Our short walk through the streets wrapped up, the kids loaded up, and it was one last pit stop at the brewery on the way out of town. As their eyes were getting heavy in the backseat, we spotted a park and pulled around to surprise them with one last run before the drive home. Even though the air was starting to chill and the sunshine had left us, a trip to a park is never disappointing.

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These spur of the moment, load the family up and go here, sort of plans are special. They have become even more special now that we only have a handful of days in the month that we have this kind of freedom. While it was nice to have flexibility with our days and no obligations in years past, if this is what schedules and routines looks like, I’ll keep it.

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