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CarMax, Motel6 and Penny’s Diner



Last weekend when we went to visit Max in Carlsbad, we brought him to spend the night with us at the hotel – Motel 6 has a pet-friendly policy. All you needed to do was to let them know beforehand and they will arrange for you to stay in a more pet-friendly part of the hotel (i.e. near the grassy areas).

Other than our overnight bag, I also packed snacks, bottled water, Max’s doggie bed, some doggie treats and his leash. T brought along his laptop to code since we were going to spend a quiet night in the hotel after retrieving Max from the hospital. It was so awesome and you could tell that Max was really excited to be around us. We even took turns to walk him around the compound at least 5 times before having to return him.

Before Calsbad though, T went to get his Corvette appraised again (you know, this business of raising funds for Max’s treatment). CarMax took slightly more than 1 hour to get that done and we entertained ourselves by taking selfies, surfing the Net (there’s complimentary WiFi) and walking through the used car lot to see if there was anything within our budget and to our fancy.

On our way home on Sunday afternoon, we ended up at Penny’s Diner again. This time, we shared a chocolate malt, T had a veggie quesadilla with refried beans and rice, and I had a veggie omelette with hashbrowns and an English Muffin. YUUUUMMMY!


And that was how we spent last weekend! How do you normally spend your weekends?


I produced an indie music festival in Singapore for 7years before I moved to the US to be with my indie game dev husband Tom who made Axiom Verge and Axiom Verge 2. We live in Los Angeles, California with our son Alastair (named for Alastair Reynolds) and our dog Goliath (named for his size).

4 thoughts on “CarMax, Motel6 and Penny’s Diner

  1. That’s a treat for you 3. Hopefully not too long now before Max returns home.
    My weekends are usually spent house-cleaning and eating a lot in front of the TV with movies or our usual serials.

  2. Keeping my fingers crossed for dear Max. Love you guys for being such great parents! ❤

    We spent our last weekend watching Turkish films at the Haifa international film festival and this weekend was all about house chores and trying to give one of the neighborhood's cats his medicine (without too much luck).

  3. I hope Max is better soon!! This weekend was a bit of a whirlwind for me – Korean dance performance, German Film Festival, coffee with a friend, walk in the botanical gardens and sewing/crafting – no WONDER I’m tired. That milk shake looks amazing, I loved the milkshakes in the USA, so not good for my waistline, but so extreme and delicious!

    1. Reading your words “milkshakes in the USA”, reminded me of the best milkshake I ever had, which was in the USA, of course. A pumpkin pie milkshake at the Burger Bar (At Mandalay Place, Las Vegas). They also have a very decent veggie burger 😉 You must try this place… I still dream about it from time to time 😀

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