We took a road trip to the Lynnwood Rec Center in the 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser.

Lynnwood Rec Center and Zeek’s Pizza {Winter Adventures}

Winter is upon…which often means little or no work for Chuck. While we don’t love it (no work = no paycheck) we try to make the best of it. With all the kids except Apollo in school on Friday, we decided to take a little road trip to the Lynnwood Rec Center.

We took a road trip to the Lynnwood Rec Center in the 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser.

We have a local aquatic center that we love to swim at, but I had heard from friends that the Lynnwood Rec Center has several waterslides and an indoor water play area. So, once the kids were off to school, we were off to Lynnwood.

We are driving a 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser this week (courtesy of Toyota), and while I’m not a fan of kids and technology, I have to admit that having a movie for a two-hour drive made our road trip all the more pleasant. I really could have used this feature in 2012 when I made dozens of trips to Seattle Children’s Hospital with Apollo.We took a road trip to the Lynnwood Rec Center in the 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser.

A light snow was falling as we left and Apollo cracked us up by saying, “The snow falling makes Star Wars more menacing”.

Unfortunately, the Lynnwood Rec Center is very popular and the rec swim was full when we arrived…

We took a road trip to the Lynnwood Rec Center in the 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser.

Fortunately, Zeek’s Pizza was just around the corner so we headed there for lunch.

We took a road trip to the Lynnwood Rec Center in the 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser.

We took a road trip to the Lynnwood Rec Center in the 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser.

As you probably know, we are pizza fans in our house. Zeek’s Pizza has a very PNW feel with rustic wooden tables and booths. They have a huge selection of beer and cider on tap (if you are into that kind of thing) and some pretty amazing pizza options (see menu above).

We took a road trip to the Lynnwood Rec Center in the 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser.

We took a road trip to the Lynnwood Rec Center in the 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser.

Apollo, predictably, went for an all meat pizza. A year after his g-tube was removed and he still feels the need make up for all his years of missed eating!

We took a road trip to the Lynnwood Rec Center in the 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser.

After lunch, we still had time to kill. The Lynnwood library is right down the road from the Rec Center, so we popped in there while we waited. Apollo was rather disgruntled because he couldn’t find any good books about Greek mythology.

We took a road trip to the Lynnwood Rec Center in the 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser.

He eventually agreed to check out Rick Riordan’s first 39 Clues book. These were favorites of my older children for years. Apollo enjoyed the chapters we read, but still strongly resented the fact that they were did not involve Greek myths.

Finally, it was time to head to the pool again. Chuck was awesome and volunteered to wait in the freezing weather so we would be sure to get a spot.

We took a road trip to the Lynnwood Rec Center in the 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser.

We took a road trip to the Lynnwood Rec Center in the 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser.

{All pool and underwater photos are taken with my Olympus TG-4 camera. <– affiliate link}

We took a road trip to the Lynnwood Rec Center in the 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser.

We took a road trip to the Lynnwood Rec Center in the 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser.

We took a road trip to the Lynnwood Rec Center in the 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser.

We took a road trip to the Lynnwood Rec Center in the 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser.

As you can see, Apollo thought this was pretty much the best road trip ever. I think he’s going to be pretty sad when Chuck heads back to work.

The Toyota Land Cruiser was loaned to us. I received no compensation in exchange for posts.

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  1. Again, I find the eating similarities between Apollo and our daughter so fascinating–she never had a feeding tube, but barely ate for years. And about the only foods she loved from fifteen months old (when she started eating solids) until age 3-4 was meat. She would always happily eat salmon and steak (her favorite foods!), and can eat several servings of pretty much any meat at a time. Put simply, she would starve if we were vegetarian.

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