For a totally indoor feline like me, any foray into the "outside" is deemed adventurous (...even crossing the threshold and sniffing the neighbours' shoes...) Thus, Mama's taking me "balik kampung" was an adventure that everyone was looking forward to.
First, make sure the cat stuffs are ready to go. Here, I was stretching my limbs before Mama puts me in the carrier bag before the journey from house to vehicle. Once inside the car, she'll usually set us free with the promise of not damaging Dad's leather seats.
Once Dad starts the engine, we were told to behave - no quarrelling, no spilling of kibbles, no poo-ing outside the box, no "are we there yet?"... What were we supposed to do then? Lie back and think of England? Then someone came up with a brilliant idea - let's test Mama's knowledge of the land, especially about the jungle and trees we'll be passing by all along the way. Marvelous.
We started the journey from KL to KT early on Saturday morning. There was heavy traffic all the way from home to the Gombak toll. Apparently there was an accident somewhere near Sri Gombak and motorists, as usual, slowed down to have a look-see. People, if you're not stopping to help, don't slow down! It's causing unnecessary gridlock.
Because of that, we missed breakfast and by the time we reach the R&R at the LPT, it was almost noon. So we had brunch instead.
Saw this very colourful pay phone at the R&R. I thought it was a toy but Mama assured me it was the real McCoy.
We found ourselves in Marang around tea time. We stopped for some refreshing coconut juice, pisang goreng and kerpok lekor....yummmm....
Then we bought some red-fleshed dragon fruits from this sweet uncle. He was a good salesman - Mama ended up buying heaps when originally she only wanted two.
It was late afternoon when we reached our humble abode at the waterfront.
The view from our room. Is that Ayoh Wang's kampung of Pulau Duyong?
Where we frolicked for three days and two nights.
Mama persuaded some uncles to fish for us....kidding! This is an activity of some people we observed from the 10th floor. Of course I wish I had joined them.
Rambutans on trees - we passed by many such sights all over town.
Did a bit of shopping...
A sit-down durian session at Kkeda Payang...
Left KT on Monday morning to our next destination - Kuantan. Been ages since she's visited the town, Mama said. Booked at a seaside resort in Beserah.
Nasi Dagang @ Ladang breakfast. A hearty breakfast of rice and tuna curry for the long drive ahead.
Stop over at Aunty Ayu's place in Kerteh - just so we could visit the handsome Ubi.
Rendezvous with bloggers Aunty Ahan and Aunty Sherry in Beserah, Kuantan.
The meal we had with Aunty Ahan and Aunty Sherry. The main dish - steamed garoupa.... yummmm....
Where we spent the night in Kuantan.
Stopped for a late lunch at the R&R and stretched our limbs near these fruit trees. How thoughtful of the highway builder, eh?
Upon closer inspection - not quite ripe yet.
Euww!!! A big lizard lounging by the sink. We had a fun time chasing it.
Why this billboard? Future trip, perhaps?
Anyway, this is my last post before handing back the blog to Brad. Is Angelina still hibernating? Brad didn't say anything and I bet the usurper is enjoying the ride while it lasts. roar! roar! roar!