Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Will Hike for Pizza

I found the most incredible restaurant yesterday. It's kind of an out of way location, and requires a little driving. Once you get there, parking isn't cheap. We paid $5 just to park for an hour or two. It's also BYOB, so Tim and I carried along some water bottles. On the plus side, the food was incredible and CHEAP. Where else can a couple eat in a private dining room with incredible views for $5?

The only problem? You have to hike the food in yourself.


Last night we decided a mini adventure was in order so we picked up a Little Caesar's $5 cheese pizza and headed to Fort Mountain State Park. The views up there are incredible and there is a little viewing area where you can look over the whole region. I know some people hike with hydration packs and backpacks, but the pizza on the head routine works pretty well too.




We got there and the place was deserted, unsurprising for 7:30 on a Monday night. We dug straight into the pizza and enjoyed the silence up there. Then I started talking because I needed to remark on how silent it was. I don't know why, but even $5 cheese pizza tastes incredible when you have views like we did.




The only thing I would change about this perfect adventure? My choice of shoes. I had no idea we would be hiking, so I had some cheap Tom's ripoffs. Next time I will opt for shoes made out of more than string and cardboard.



Are you a fan of hiking? Where's your favorite place EVER to hike?
I really liked hiking the start of the Appalachian Trail here in Georgia just to say I had. I also love Fort Mountain, mostly because it's so close to our house. 

Do you have specific hiking shoes?
I have an actual pair of hiking boots but I never wear them. Normally I wear an old pair of really sturdy trail running shoes and that works fine.  

Just a heads up...
The same company I partnered with last November to give away free entries to the Publix Atlanta Marathon is putting on another great race - The Allstate Life Insurance℠ Atlanta 13.1 Marathon®. The race takes place on Sunday, October 7th and starts as well as ends in Town Brookhaven.  I'm really excited to be there for this one too - and also give away some free entries and discount codes for registration in the future! If you live in Atlanta or can travel for the race - pencil this into your calendar!

 

39 comments:

  1. Those views are ridiculous. What a fun idea.

    I love hiking. Mike and I actually got engaged on a hike. Lately, though, I'm enjoying trail running even more. Basically, you can cover way more ground and see more places if you run. Plus, if we run, Bungee can be off leash and have fun.

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  2. I am not a fan of hiking, but I AM a fan of pizza and great views. It looks like you guys had an awesome dinner. I love mini-adventures like that!

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  3. I've got hiking boots, waterproof ones that keep my feet dry in wet conditions that I use for backpacking and winter camping. I hike in old trail running shoes for day hikes.

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  4. Fabulous! We haven't hiked for food, but we do enjoy hiking/exploring on our travels.

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  5. Those views are wonderful...love the one from the overlook with the clouds. There's something I love about hiking and finding views I can't get to any way other than by foot that I love!

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  6. I
    LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE
    this.

    and I love pizza
    and I love BYO!

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  7. Those views are AWESOME.

    I love hiking. Normally I do all my hiking in trail running shoes, but once I started tackling 12-16 hour hikes I bought fancy hiking shoes. I have worn them once. whoops.

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  8. Fantastic pizza, you should set up delivery ... but then it wouldn't be nice and silent up there any more ;-)

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  9. I pretty much stopped focusing on this post when I became consumed with jealous that you have Little Caesar's pizza where you are. Bitch.

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  10. What GORGEOUS views! I love the idea of hiking and bringing your own food. I have this whole vision of hiking and picnicking laid out but I'm not sure if my bf would be game hah!

    Looking great!

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  11. What a fun plan! I have done a lot of hiking in the Beartooth Mountains in Montana and some in Estes Park in Colorado, all gorgeus, and my choice of shoes is always running shoes.

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  12. ahhhhh!!! the views really are incredible! and seriously...when i am hiking/camping i will eat some things i could never imagine eating in real life but they taste so good out on the trails:) that isnt really true of pizza though. i would eat pizza any time:) i love hiking so much. one of my all time favorite things. i dont get to do many of my most favoritest trails any more because they are tucked away in the mountains and the girl by herself out in the mountains doesnt really sound safe. i stick to trails on the front of the mountains that are much more populated now and they are still just as fun:) plus i have my 2 8 lb pups to protect me. haha.

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  13. i’m definitely not a hiker. but for the view that you have in those pictures, i would be! that is incredible! so, no, i don’t have the shoes either. ;) but maybe it’s worth taking a drive up your way to check it out!

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  14. I used to kike but then I saw a snake and way too many bees. That was it for my hiking days. I'm a wimp.

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  15. The photo of you eating that slice of pizza, looking over the railing, is just absolutely beautiful.

    That is a great example of how to eat a $5 pizza. Paired with a priceless view!

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  16. That looks awesome. I want to take a pizza on my next hike.

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  17. What a great idea for a date night. I love to hike but there are not many places near by. When I go visit family in CO I usually always go hiking. I bet I would enjoy pizza even more with a little work to get it.

    As for hiking shoes.... none. I would prbly just wear my running shoes.

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  18. Nice view!

    Have you tried Partner's Pizza down there?

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  19. I love love hiking and go all the time. And, I totally love that the two of you did this-- how awesome!

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  20. Atlanta...October 7th...I will mark my calendar, I may be able to drive down for this race!

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  21. oh my gosh, those views are AMAZING and so is little caesar's!

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  22. Oh my gosh, that is the EXACT race my dad and I are planning do this October together! how perfect is that nudge-nudge, wink-wink lol. I'm excited to hit some GA trails with my hubby this fall... we're already planning a trip :)

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  23. I would hike for pizza too with those views! So beautiful! We don't have anything like that near us, otherwise I would do that all the time! We just have a very flat trail near our home which is nice, but no real cool views.

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  24. Holy cow, those views are gorgeous! I'm incredibly jealous.

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  25. Those views are great! Funny, we normally just bring GORP. I will have to try the pizza idea!

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  26. YESSS we're pizza in nature twins! I'm not sure who wins "better pizza eating scenery", but thankfully, it's not a competition, and we can both win, YES. WINNERS.

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  27. You are hilarious with your pizza hike. Those are absolutely gorgeous views! My favorite place to hike is on the Oregon coast - so green, lots of ocean views, & makes you feel like you are in the middle of nowhere. Love it!

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  28. Everything taste better in the mountains I swear!! Gorgeous views. :)

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  29. Those views are amazing! I used to get the $5 pizzas all the time with my ex and eat the whole thing in the car before we even got home. Ahhhh, memories.

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  30. I've always wanted to hike the AT. I love hiking...but haven't done much. I'd love to do a whole lot more. My favorite place to hike is the Lauterbrunnen Valley in Switzerland. I prefer hiking in hiking boots.

    Your hike looks lovely! Were you able to balance that pizza on your head? :)

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  31. WOW - what a hike - Plus little Caesars GENIUS!

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  32. That is an awesome idea! amazing views. :) LOVE $5 pizzas!

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  33. Holy cow! Can I come to that restaurant with you two next time?!?! It looks fabulous! :)

    I love hiking! I don't have specific shoes though. I just use running shoes and they sem to do the trick!

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  34. What a great restaurant! :)

    The most gorgeous place I've ever hiked was Sedona, AZ... On "home turf" the Three Sisters waterfall in San Diego is pretty amazing during wildflower season, and Torrey Pines state park is incredible (and easily accessible) any day of the year.

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  35. What a great idea!!!! I'd hike for pizza….and then probably tell myself it's okay to have an extra slice too :)

    I'm definitely going to keep an eye out for the race entries giveaway!!!! But seriously, holy hills!

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