Photos by MJ Klein and Hui-chen – ATTENTION: FOOD PHOTOS!
This series is a bit out of order. It doesn’t really matter because we did write about some things just as they occurred, such as our 2 trips to Cabela’s. So, to set the timeline straight, now would be when we went on the road trip up to West (by God) Virginia and to Cabela’s.
After we returned to North Carolina, Hui-chen and I relaxed for awhile before my brother John arrived from Florida. Hui-chen decided to make some more Taiwanese style food, since we were really missing home.
This is Hui-chen’s famous stew, with pork and vegetables. It’s as good as it looks and even better!
This is asparagus and garlic with chicken. There wasn’t as much as a speck left of this one!
Here’s Mother on the front porch just before we joined her. We told her to go ahead because making someone wait is just not fair! Notice the dish in the foreground: mixed peppers and broccoli. Oh man!
Inside Mother’s home I was also working on my little cooking experiment. So now you got the timeline of that one too.
There are all kinds of cute little rabbits running around on the property. Sitting on the porch is even more enjoyable knowing that these little guys will make an appearance at some point.
The next day we picked John up at the airport and brought him over to see Dad. Of course Dad recognized him right away (which is excellent considering his present condition).
I felt kinda bad on one hand because I had to use my SB-800 flash to get these shots. But I did get them!
After a burst of 5 or 6 shots, Dad turned to me and said “What’s with all these flashes!” haha!
This entire trip was all about seeing our father, perhaps for the last time…. John brought Dad some of his favorite food from Florida:
Smoked fish from Ted Peter’s! The look on Dad’s face made it all worthwhile.
Dad can’t have beer in his present condition, so we brought some non-alcoholic variety, but we didn’t tell him that. He was very happy to be eating smoked fish and drinking beer with his 2 sons. Dad was joking around the entire time (as you can see by the look on his face). He always was a real joker and seeing him like this was very heartwarming. It was like the old days in many respects….
One more food photo for you. This is an omelet that my dear wife Hui-chen made for me the next morning. The meat is bratwurst and it tasted excellent.
Naturally I had my camera at the ready and I snapped this photo of her taking a drink. So, I just had to include it!
The next part of this series will feature the famous Carolina Theater and a presentation they prepared for World War Two veterans.
Articles in series Our 2008 USA Trip:
- Our 2008 US Trip, Part One
- Our 2008 US Trip, Part Two: Getting There!
- Our 2008 US Trip, Part Three: John Arrives
- Our 2008 US Trip, Part Four: D-Day
- Our 2008 US Trip, Part Five: My Father’s Wartime Service
- Our 2008 US Trip, Part Six: Nancy Arrives
- Our 2008 US Trip: Belews Lake Day
- Our 2008 US Trip: Asian Food & More Swimming
- Our 2008 US Visit: Taiwan, Via Detroit