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OMG...yes, Mel needed a grocery cart to bring out all her luggage!

Well, my time back to Vegas started with a road trip with Melanie from Los Angeles to Vegas.  We needed to get on the road early as I had a co-worker in town that day we needed to pick up and play tour guide with for a bit.  Telling her I will pick her up at 10am was met with an "ok, but can we stop for fro yo first?" WTF?!?! It's 10am!!!!!  We had planned to make a couple pit stops along the way which of course were mostly food related (continuing our Guy Fieri tour, what can I say?!?!) 

Our first stop was to visit someone in Pasadena at work on our way out which we ended up staying a little longer than intended.

Emma Jean's Holland Burger Cafe
...eeeek! We got on the road and the first stop is Victorville for a restaurant reviewed by Guy Fieri on the Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives.  YIKES...this was truly a hole in the wall place on Route 66.  Mel and I had a blast in this place...we were like the tourist attraction since they could tell we were not from around there.  We sat at the counter and pretty much talked to everyone in the restaurant before we had even ordered food! Melanie made friends with the older gentleman, Dan, who is a regular there....he seemed to take quite a liking to the Mel! LOL. 

After one of the best hamburgers EVER, we were back on the road and had planned to stop at another place we've both been to, The Mad Greek.  Unfortunately, neither of us were even remotely hungry for a gyro so we decided to forego it and eat dinner later on.

1/2 of the Brian Burger...OMG!
  OMG...glad we did as we ended up taking a surprise detour later in the evening........

We got into town and the first stop was literally the cupcake bakery.  We wanted to get my friend Lisa (Lisabrook21) cupcakes for her birthday that just passed since she didn't have a birthday cake (aaaawwwwww).  And in the meantime, we also were messaging Melissa (Melissa919), almost giving her a heart attack by teasing her that we had decided to stay in LA a few more days...HA HA.  We decided it would be nice to bring her a cupcake too and then we were off back to Mel's house to relax a bit.  Unfortunately, my hope for a quiet afternon was ruined with one work call that sent me into a hysterical fit. 

Melanie being an awesome friend sensed I needed to blow a little steam off and suggested we go see my sushi chef Hiro since Melissa's been wanting to go there as well.

Melissa and I enjoying ours!
  I called Hiro and he was going to get off soon but said he'd hang around for us....awwwwwwwww.  We made a pit stop at Lisa's to drop off the cupcakes and it was sushi time.  In the words of a dear friend in a cheer up text that night..."There's no place like sushi.  There's no place like sushi!" 

Poor Melissa, I am not sure she realized what she was getting into. She was intrigued by not ordering anything and just letting him make whatever but she seemed to enjoy it until.........the FISH HEAD! Yes, Hiro made a red snapper fish head and I think Melanie was salivating before the plate was even set down and Melissa turned a nice shade of green.  Melanie and Hiro discussed the proper way to eat the eye socket and he was impressed that Melanie knew the proper way, including not eating the actual eyeball.

Melanie going to town on the fish head
  OMG..what am I getting myself into.  I've learned hanging around with Melanie that you don't get in her way when meat on a bone is involved!!! HA HA.  She went straight to work on the eye socket and I decided that I would brave it and try a little of it....not bad actually. I figured I tried a chicken foot at dim sum recently, why not a red snapper eye?!?! 

At this point, I had to keep checking on Melissa to make sure she didn't faint and fall off the barstool and then Melanie and I took it up a notch....Melanie started eating the fish lips and we decided to play around with the fishy's teeth and Melissa's face turned a darker shade of green!! HA HA HA.  Once we got the plate out of the way, Melissa was able to breathe again and we resumed eating normal entrees for the rest of the time there!!!  Hiro got a kick out of Melissa and her fish head phobia - poor thing, I doubt she will ever trust Mel and I again!! LOL.

Holding a piece of the eye socket gooo!!! Ewwwww
  All that kept playing in my head was the Dr. Demento song, Fish Heads which ironically Mark (Travelman727) and I were just discussing as a potential song of choice for him to sing at the Amsterdam Idol's Meet Up over New Years!  

Hard to believe it was already heading to 11pm and Mel and I were tired from the drive (well, I was tired from the drive...Mel was likely tired from her extended nap in the car on the way) LOL!

Time for bed and another crazy day of work......and the first day of TB festivities - shopping with Dana (Jerseygirl67) and dinner with Dana and Sal  (SinCityTraveler) YEAH!!

Melissa919 says:
hahahahah u 2 r nuts but that was really fun!
Posted on: Sep 15, 2008
jerseygirl67 says:
LOVE the header....Dr Demento!!!! Awesome!!!!
Posted on: Sep 15, 2008
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Emma Jeans Holland Burger Cafe
Emma Jean's Holland Burger Cafe
1/2 of the Brian Burger...OMG!
1/2 of the Brian Burger...OMG!
Melissa and I enjoying ours!
Melissa and I enjoying ours!
Melanie going to town on the fish …
Melanie going to town on the fish…
Holding a piece of the eye socket …
Holding a piece of the eye socket…
Guy Fieri
Guy Fieri
Emma Jeans
Emma Jeans
Mel enjoying her cupcake
Mel enjoying her cupcake
Cupcakes from Cupcake Lane Bakery …
Cupcakes from Cupcake Lane Bakery…
Blue Fin Tuna
Blue Fin Tuna
Salmon and Seared Ahi salad
Salmon and Seared Ahi salad
FISH HEAD!!!!!!!
FISH HEAD!!!!!!!
That is the fishs eyeball! LOL
That is the fish's eyeball! LOL
That is the fishs lip! LOL
That is the fish's lip! LOL
Beef Tataki
Beef Tataki
Mel gnawing on bone! :D
Mel gnawing on bone! :D
A special roll Hiro made
A special roll Hiro made
Japanese version of poppers (cant…
Japanese version of poppers (can'…
Another special roll with bonito f…
Another special roll with bonito …
Cut up Dream Bomba dessert
Cut up Dream Bomba dessert
Melissa and her bomba
Melissa and her bomba
Poor Melanie...no sugar free desse…
Poor Melanie...no sugar free dess…