We have multiple plans in play which ultimately take us to New Zealand, however, there are some rather big stops on the path. The biggest stop and perhaps the most exciting stop is opening a bakery and cafe in Talkeetna, Alaska. As you may have surmised from previous posts, we fell madly in love with Talkeetna. It’s a magical little town with mind-bending views of Denali and the Talkeetna Range (those are mountains) and gorgeous winding rivers which zig and zag quite spectacularly through Southcentral Alaska. We believe we may have found the perfect location for me to open my dream-cafe, too.
It’s a large round-on-round cabin (that means that the logs are round on the inside and outside of the cabin) with a commercial kitchen and views of the Talkeetna airport runway. As we are an aviation family, the views of the runway are of particular interest (after all, my husband is a helicopter pilot and soon to be a fixed wing pilot, too). My cafe guests will be able to sit and watch Alaska’s legendary bush pilots take off and land in Talkeetna. How cool is that? Like any person with dreams like mine, I spend an embarrassing amount of time imagining menus, tables, plates, and pinning them all on Pinterest when I should be sleeping or doing laundry or being productive. As we toured the property Sunday, it was an amazing feeling to look about a building and imagine all of those things coming together to form an actual business. I’m posting a GoPro video of the tour which Josh made. You will see how awesome the space is and while it needs work — the bones of the cabin are truly lovely. I hope you enjoyed the video. Expect much more GoPro action to come because this site is getting modernized and we’ll load it up with Hawaii snorkeling & how-to videos!