Sort of here sort of not. Still in drawing limbo, meaning things have been sketched here and there, but not enough to even be worth uploading. Anyhoo, my little escape to southern California was fun and we got a to see family and eat a lot of really great food. We go really lucky because the day after we left there was a big landslide that closed the Grape Vine and shut down the alternate route as well. Thankfully no one was injured. It was quickly cleaned up and some of our family was delayed a bit but still made it in time for the wedding. With that being said now it's time for some sexy food porn and other nonsense.
Spotted the fried chicken food truck and darn near had a mini melt down because we couldn't follow it for fried goodness. We made it to our first stop in Walnut and had Korean BBQ with our auntie and cousins. We were both so busy stuffing our faces that this is only one of two pictures of that were taken of this meal.
We then hit up a bakery called 85 degrees and picked up some treats to take to my sister-in-law in San Diego.
We stayed with Oliva and Ash for a bit and got to see their cats, and by see I mean we were only able to look at them. Oreo the black and white kitty is really tiny and super cute but she doesn't like anyone to touch her including her owners. The grey cat is Buster and I had to quickly take this picture because right after he noticed me he hid under the couch and remained there until after we left later the next day. In the morning the weather wasn't so great so we didn't get to go flying so we took a trip down to Old Town San Diego and we toured the supposedly haunted Whaley House which was really lovely on the inside. That evening after dinner we hung out a local coffee shop and had some rather festive desserts.
We didn't do a whole lot that morning except drive back to Walnut and just an FYI it isn't always sunny in California that morning was also cloudy. That night we did go out with our youngest cousin for hot pot. Larry got the so spicy it makes your tounge and lips go numb pork knuckles soup and I got Budae-Jjigae (Army Stew). I loved how Budea-Jjigae had spam, egg, hot dog, cheese, rice cakes , onions, mushrooms, tofu, and so much more. Best soup ever.
Both were really yummy and because they saw me taking pictures to share we got a big discount off our tab. Score!
Our cousins Wedding day and I could not get a good shot of them to save my life! There were so many people we could barely move around.
They both looked amazing and the bride changed from a traditional white gown, to a red Chinese wedding dress, then to a evening gown that nearly made Larry and I laugh because it reminded us of Elsa still it was really pretty. They even had a group do a Chinese Lion Dance to wish the couple and their guest happiness, health, and good fortune. Since we couldn't get any good pictures of the happy couple our uncles and I focused on the food.
first up was deep fried scallops and broccoli
next was a really yummy seafood soup with crab, fish, and bits of scallop
next was fried crab claws stuffed with shrimp and other goodness
next was crispy duck skins with a steamed wrap, and green onions and chips
we then had two steamed fish in sauce (must be able to operate chop sticks in expert mode for this and the next dish)
last big thing to come out was this huge plate of lobster in gravy
we washed it all down with some Hennessy and coke. Of course there was some non-alcohol options like hot tea, water and 7up.
The last day there and we drove north to Pasadena to have afternoon tea at Chado to celebrate our auntie's birthday. It was so fancy in there yet comfy at the same time. I loved all the teas and teapots they had on display. Our server was amazing and super sweet to the birthday girl.
Sat across from our uncle who like me was constantly taking pictures and posting as we were served.
All the finger sandwiches were really good. There was a tea soaked egg salad sandwich, English cucumber and cream cheese, smoked salmon on toast with cream cheese lemon and dill, and a chicken salad with cranberries. Uncle got the prettiest tea which was categorized as a display tea. I think he got the one called "Peach fairies" because our auntie could not choose between that or another peach infused tea. The scones were still warm and went perfectly with the clotted cream and strawberries and jam. We split each of the cakes and my favorite of the two was the pineapple upside-down cake. The last thing to come out was a "Tea Float" inside was a scoop of vanilla ice cream, clotted cream, tea, and topped with a drizzle of chocolate syrup and a strawberry. After lunch we said our goodbyes and then set out for our long drive home.
So yeah, that was pretty much it. I don't think I will be doing a Halloween picture this year so hopefully I'll do one for Christmas. If you mad it this far thank you for reading. Take care.