Both of us dread the long hours in the plane but the thought of seeing our family again in the U.S. is a great incentive to get through that. Plus, the seats can lie flat; so I think I will survive it.
I am really looking forward to this trip back. Our last trip was for Quay Lo's family reunion and it was awesome. We took a road trip from L.A. to his home town. My Quay Lo rented the latest model Cadillac at that time. It was my first experience travelling in a Cadillac. It was super comfortable, but also super speedy and Quay Lo got a speeding summmons on our first day leaving Los Angeles.
There were so much to see on old Route 66, which we followed as we headed east! Called the "Mother Road" it was the first interstate highway and began in St. Louis heading west not ending until reaching Los Angeles. My hubby has always felt a strong connection to this old highway as he grew up in a house that was within a stone's throw of it as it dissected his home town. Though the old highway has been replaced by a newer "super highway" there are still vestiges of the road here and there and many preserved and abandoned places on the old route. Here are some of the scenes and things we saw on the way. These photos were taken by my point and shoot camera so they are not images with high quality. I wish I had our Canon G12 and my 500D back then.
The China woman cow-girl. LOL!
In a Mexican Restaurant with "Quay Lo" and his family.
One thing I had in my Quay Lo's "Kampung" (hometown) is this Coney Island hot dog, such a tantalizing treat! Just unforgettable!! I miss this, you cannot even get this in LA, let alone in KL! Can only dream.
I think I just have to settled with my own version of hot dog lah! It may not be the best but it is simple and taste good.
QPC hot dog
100gm minced pork
1 tbs chopped garlic
1 tin chili beans
1/2 tsp brown sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
2 pcs bacon, cut into bite size
1/2 medium white onion, chopped
1/2 medium while onion, thinly sliced
2 bbq pork sausages
2 hot dog buns
Sauté onion in butter just until soft in a large skillet. Add in chopped garlic and stir fry till fragrance. Stir in minced pork and bacon and when minced pork is whitish, pour in the can of chili beans. Add sugar, salt and black pepper. Simmer uncovered for about 10 minutes. In the mean time poke some holes on the pork sausages and cook in a pan for about 20 mins. Sliced hot dog buns into half. Spoon chili bean sauce on one half of the bun and place the hot dog on it. Topped with sliced onion and dijon mustard and put on the other half of the bun.