Monday, February 01, 2010

Weekend Getaway

Well, the purpose of our California trip was just to get away and refresh just like we do a web page. You hit that refresh button and then you keep going. That's exactly what I did. The weather was very cooperative, no rain, no cold nights, no wind, actually only nice weather all weekend long. The getting there was as always part of the fun, I love stopping all over the place but this time we only stopped twice going and twice coming and actually did great travel time. It took me longer just to drop everybody off at their respective places once in Phoenix.

Just a tiny piece of the huge menu at this place.

Friday at noon my sister took us to a little restaurant in the City of South Gate named Tacos D.F. The sell a lot of the stuff you find in Mexico but not here, how do they get it? I don't know, but I didn't care. They have a huge menu but they had me at "Pambazo".

A pambazo is a white smooth bread prepared just like a torta except the bread is dipped in a red chilly and then filled with potatoes and chorizo and topped with lettuce, cream, and Mexican cheese. Believe me, this things are great and I have only eaten two of these since I left Mexico city over 30 years ago. To make sure I would not be hungry later on of course I had to order two additional tacos.

Un panbazo y dos tacos, ummm que rico!

And to wash it all down we had to have some tasty Mexican drinks as well.

Dig in homey, dig in.

all in all, we had a good time there, we ate pretty good and we'll probably be back. The downside of going there is that you have to drive as it is not too close from La Puente and L.A. traffic just plain suck. How can you stand it amigos?

Driving on the Long Beach freeway on gridlock traffic we decided to ditch the freeway and take the surface streets. The exit I took lead me to this place we used to visit back in the day. We would go from Hollywood to East L.A. just to eat this tacos.

Even though they do have a full restaurant right next to this truck, back in the day, King Taco was just that, two trucks sitting in that empty lot selling tacos. Since they are always open 24 hours a day you would get there at 3:00 a.m. and find the place totally filled to capacity with cars. Their tacos are the best.

The traffic wore me down so much that when I got to my sister's I crashed on her couch for the next three hours. Yeah, resting was part of my vacation plan and I did just that.

Us posing inside Tacos D.F.

While driving the surface streets we drove along side this old original classic. It is a Plymouth and it was pretty bad looking. I don't know if the owner plans to restore it or fix it but he seemed pretty happy just driving it ss is.

A fifty something Plymouth.



Wanda said...

Hey Jose, so glad you made it home safe and sound.

What a great trip...loved seeing the pictures. You got some classic ones on this trip. Love that old Plymouth. We had a 1941 Plymouth when I was growing up.

Nikki said...

Thanks for letting me tagalong pops!

Chely said...

Although you always tend to have a good time, I'm sorry we didn't get to do what we had originally planned.

I had dinner with an exsupervisor of mine at the Nokia Plaza tonight and it was so pretty there. Greg worked in Downtown L.A. for over 20years and he couldn't believe how beautiful it is now.

Let's keep it in our agenda for next time to come back.=)

Anonymous said...

Looks like you had a great time. I love that Plymouth. The taco truck probably has GREAT food.
Sounds like you had a great weekend.
I hate that traffic too.. We don't have to drive as far on our CA trips but the 15 and 215 are pretty bad in Temecula..

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