Monday, July 9, 2012

Cameron Highlands - July 2012

Aunt and her grandson came all the way from Hong Kong to visit us.  Apart from showing them around all the shopping gems in KL, we took them to Cameron Highlands last weekend.  Stayed a night at the Desa Anthurium apartments.  Really thankful we got a clean and tastefully decorated unit.  Had a wonderful time catching up with my parents and 3 other cousins who went together.  Isabelle had a great deal of fun too.

First stop at Lata Iskandar Falls

Lunch at Excellent Cafe, Tanah Rata

Isabelle and her icecream pancake.

 Nasi lemak sold out. So I had Chicken Chop Rice.
DELICIOUS!  Chicken chop was tender inside crispy outside and the gravy is rich and tasty!

After our visit to the Sungai Palas Boh Tea Plantation, we were caught in a massive jam.  Yes!  Traffic jam in the serene and quiet Cameron Highlands!!!  And because of that, Dad's Estima got into trouble.  We saw smoke flowing out of the engine!  Thank God we were right outside the Butterfly Farm and due to that, we had a decent spot to stop and get down to check the car.  The cool weather was a bonus too.  Can't imagine getting stuck in the midst of a jam, in a smokey vehicle and hot weather.  And at the same time, thank God that Isabelle fell fast asleep and slept through out the whole ordeal.  Otherwise, she would be fussing around and wanted to kaypoh with the situation. 

Sungai Palas Boh Tea Centre

Parked our 2 cars at the entrance of the farm and walked to the nearby restaurant (near to Equatorial) for an early steamboat dinner.  After dinner, the car cooled down and we decided we have to leave soon before it got too late.  Was doubtful because at 9.00pm, the jam didn't get any better.  Bumper to bumper.  According to the locals, this traffic jam is a norm on every Saturdays due to the Brinchang night market.  Lesson learnt. 

After hitting the road to head back to Tanah Rata, Dad's car got smoky again!  It was worrying as it was getting late and not knowing what was the problem. And again, thank God, it happened right outside some shops along the winding road.  Stopped. DH send half of the troop (the ladies) back to the apartments as most of us are tired and it was gettting quite cold.

JAM on Sunday morning, Brinchang

Thank the Lord, after reaching apartment fighting through the ridiculous traffic, Dad and the guys reach the apartments soon after that.  Truly thank God that He make things work and everyone was alright.  Dad went to one of the workshop to get spare part for the car and everyone reach home safely the next day.

We were all thankful that God pulled us through.  AMEN!



LittleLamb said...

heheheh are u preggie? with the baggy clothes, it looks like one but i may be wrong.

Catheryn @ Pink Bibs said...

haha. i am always in baggy clothes since i had belle. all my fitting clothes will hv to wait till maybe i hv enough moolah to go marie france! haha! so,no,i am not preggie,yet. :)

Carolyn (Lil' Dahling) said...

Isabelle's hair is so long already! Yeah Thank God that you all managed to pull through and your dad's car have been fixed. sure Marie France works ah?

Catheryn @ Pink Bibs said...

Yeah, Isabelle's hair is getting longer but she hardly wants to let us tie her hair. Only started the da pin jai and hairband frenzy lately.

True, thank God He helped us through the ordeal! Hallelujah!

Marie France, I guess it works, with lots of $$$ :)