Sunday, July 24, 2011

Thai After Ready to Die

While John's dad was out of town for a worshop, we took the opportunity to go to dinner with our mom Maggie who chose to stay behind instead of going to Elko. After visiting a couple establishments, we ended dining at Pink Kaow Thai Restaurant (near Eastern and I-215) to which John has never been.

Dinner at Pin Kaow Thai Restaurant
We started out with the Stuffed Chicken Wings (boneless chicken wings stuffed with ground pork, glass noodles and vegetables, deep fried. Served with sweet and sour sauce and cucumber salad.).
For dinner, Maggie had the Chicken Spicy Basil (sautéed basil leaves with onion, jalapeno, bell pepper in Thai spicy sauce).  Johnny almost always picks the Pad Thai (rice noodles sautéed with bean sprout, egg and crushed peanuts in Thai special recipe) and he loved it. I ordered the Seafood Surprise (combination of seafood with Thai spicy sauce)...level 8 for spiciness and I was pleasantly surprised.  Everything was fabulous and it was a very nice evening to spend with Mom.  We went to Mr. D's afterward for a frozen custard cone.

The night was the silver lining to a hell-of-a-day for me on the bike. John and I rode a new route (below) since I've never ridden to the Lake Mead entrance from Sunrise Mountain.  I enjoyed the ride for the most part but we had a late start and so after 30 miles in to the ride, we were clear across town and it was getting HOT. 104 degrees hot and keep in mind we've been under the cruel beams of the sun with no shelter.
Sunrise Mountain Loop
We went down several wrong streets trying to find our way...
Near intersection of Warm Springs and Lake Mead Drive
...and when we were on the right path, it was beautiful but way, way too hot for me and I struggled to keep myself cool under the heat as we road through the park to the other side of the entrance.  We stopped to cool off several more times during our ride, once at John's parents' house, and another time inside a gas station to top off our water bottles and guzzle down ice-cold drinks.  Before we got back on our bikes at the last stop we poured the remaining of the gallon of water on our heads and I filled my bra with ice for the road.

Still the unforgiving Las Vegas sun was cruel and with about 15 miles left to go, I stopped and sought shelter inside a sandwich shop.  John rode alone the rest of the way home to get the car and picked me up from where we parted (after we ate lunch there at Jimmy John's...great sandwiches by the way.)  In the seven years I've lived in this desert and I have never been beat so badly by it's blistering heat like I did that day.  Lesson learned I will get out to ride earlier or better to stay indoors next time!

East Lake Mead Parkway heading towards park entrance


JoeinVegas said...

Bike riding in July - I am impressed. (or think you're crazy, one or the other)

Anonymous said...

Maggie is totally hot. Does she ever do the malibu strings g-string thing with you?

Daly said...

@Joe: if I wasn't insane at the start, it's where my state of I ended up.

@anonymous: Maggie wears MS but she doesn't do the events. I'll share your compliment with her.

Chante said...

F*&^%$# A -
I drool every time I see yummy dishes posted on your blog. I'm all about the food! Let me tell ya, Spokane doesn't have a lot of hot Thai restaurants like that. But I settle for Lao/Thai food in my own kitchen!