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Travel memories - "padkos"
« on: March 09, 2020, 02:31:06 pm »
I was just remembering days gone by in the 60's and 70's before this era of crowded "One Stops"
with beggars and car guards wanting R5 to look after the car you are looking at directly from your table.

We used to travel with our own refreshments and food, stopping along the roadside at a concrete table and chairs under a tree.
Out would come a plastic table cloth and a big Tupperware dish with delicious snacks made the previous evening.

I remember cold finger food - chicken wings and drumsticks, Escort pork sausages and ouma's frikkadelle the size of golf balls.
There were always hard boiled eggs in their shells, ham sandwiches and fresh-cut tomato wedges.
There were cheddar cheese fingers, gherkins and tiny tart pickled onions.
The Thermos would come out with piping hot coffee and tea, sweet and strong, with sterilised milk or else black with condensed milk to add to taste.
It was an event to be enjoyed and every car that passed you hooted as they went by and we would wave back.

Memories of an era long gone, when I didn't have a care in the world except whether there were any more Toff-o-luxe or Mint Humbugs left in the tin at my mother's feet...  ;D


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Re: Travel memories - "padkos"
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2020, 02:35:58 pm »
Daai stop by die boompies is omtrent lekker memories.  Ons doen dit soms nogsteeds, veral in Namibia waar dit skoon en veilig is.   :thumleft:
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Re: Travel memories - "padkos"
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2020, 02:44:50 pm »
Toe ek weskus toe trek hoor ek dit was n gebruik van die omgewing se mense as hulle "boland" eintlik Kaapstad toe ry om by die Clanwilliamdam te stop en die kosmandjies uit te haal.
Later toe ek mense diep in Namakwaland ontmoet hoor ek hulle gebruik ook Clanwilliamdam as eetplek oppad boland toe.
Ek twyfel om mense nounog dit daar doen. Die lewe het te gejaag geraak en Klawer se Wimpy sit dan teen die pad. ;) :(
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Re: Travel memories - "padkos"
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2020, 02:57:38 pm »
Thanks Fudmucker, brings fond memories back.    :thumleft:

Thermo's game later years, at 1st my dad had his gasbottel and those big Hart kettles and boiled the water right there. 
And don't forget the paper plates.   :biggrin:

We still do it once in a while.  Another hit by us is to stop and make jaffels next to the road.  The mince is pre made though. 
Another favorite is a wors braai, we call it a "vlamme braai".   



     

 
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Re: Travel memories - "padkos"
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2020, 03:00:45 pm »
Dorsland still does it often cause he is a teaholic and needs his fix ever so often. ;) :thumleft:
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Re: Travel memories - "padkos"
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2020, 03:26:26 pm »
Such good memories.... and scotch eggs, which prompted the debate of how come scotch eggs didn't have shells    :imaposer:  ah we were young...

I can clearly remember how horrified we were when another car with another family pulled in to share our "Lay-Bye" as they're known here. We were only used to solitude and that overcrowding did not sit well with us   :lol8:   :lol8:   :lol8:
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Re: Travel memories - "padkos"
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2020, 03:43:39 pm »
Such good memories.... and scotch eggs, which prompted the debate of how come scotch eggs didn't have shells    :imaposer:  ah we were young...

I can clearly remember how horrified we were when another car with another family pulled in to share our "Lay-Bye" as they're known here. We were only used to solitude and that overcrowding did not sit well with us   :lol8:   :lol8:   :lol8:

True.   :patch:   :biggrin:
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Re: Travel memories - "padkos"
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2020, 04:42:18 pm »
Kan ons trips nog goed onthou saam met familie tussen Kaap en Pretoria:

Daai going watersak wat my pa oor die spieel of erens oor bumper gehang het. Die padkos...o en ja my ma moes genoeg maak vir die soldaat wat ons sou optel langs die pad. Die onbetroubaarheid van die retread bande en ook die fyn beplanning met die petrol want ons kon net in die dag ingooi.



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Re: Travel memories - "padkos"
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2020, 04:51:36 pm »
Thanks for nothing...  :( :(  you've just managed to make me realise just how old I am, and how long ago I was part of this "roadside feast".  :biggrin: :biggrin:

Thankd Fud for the good memories  :thumleft:

I can also remember going fishing with my grandad, who was part of the Border Angling Club. Gramps had a moerse aluminium kettle (must have been about 5 litres) that used to be put in the fire for "all day coffee". I must have been about 7 or 8 at the time.

Aaahhhh... good memories  :)
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Re: Travel memories - "padkos"
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2020, 05:38:16 pm »
I've always wanted to know why eggs were part of the menu, because eggs are not to be eaten if any lengthy time is going to be spent in a confined space!!! ;) :peepwall: :eek7: :lol8:
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Re: Travel memories - "padkos"
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2020, 06:04:09 pm »
Were our mothers related @Fudmucker ?  I swear my mother used to pack almost exactly that menu for us.  Down to the frikadelle.  To this day, the smell of melkkoffie immediately takes me back to one of those concrete table and chair pullover sites on the N1 just south of Kroonstad under about half a dozen bluegum trees.  It was only recently removed when they doubled that section.

I still have the thermos flask we used to use for every road trip like that.  Damn man, you just evoked a very strong sense of nostalgia in me now. 
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Re: Travel memories - "padkos"
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2020, 06:28:13 pm »
En @ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS jy oordryf nou erg.  Ons stop net so nou en dan vir 'n teetjie.  Nie so erg nie  :peepwall: :lol8:
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Re: Travel memories - "padkos"
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2020, 06:45:29 pm »
jy oordryf nou erg.  Ons stop net so nou en dan vir 'n teetjie.

Jy stop so baie tot die bokke raak ongeduldig!! ;) :lol8: :lol8:
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Re: Travel memories - "padkos"
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2020, 08:21:35 pm »
I think the recipe must have been taught at school because I was from Durban and our mom had the same padkoss!
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« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2020, 08:39:49 pm »
Tupperware bak met frikadelle, hoenderstukkies, kaas/tamatie en uie toebroodjies en die koffiemandjie. Pa het gewoonlik so 3h00 die oggend op die plaas gery as daar Windhoek toe gagaan word vir groot besigheid.  Het dan altyd gestop by die tafeltjies langs die pad naby Rehoboth vir ontbyt. As die karre verby ry het baie getoet en gewaai.
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Re: Travel memories - "padkos"
« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2020, 12:10:55 am »
Ek onthou toe ek nog op skool was, kom ons van Durban af oppad Gauteng toe, en by Ladismith Natal stop my pa en koop n barrel KFC.
Ons stop toe so ent buite die dorp by n pieknik plek om te eet. Ek en my syster raak aan die stry oor n hoener boudtjie of iets kan nie onthou nie, my pa vat toe die hele barrel hoener en moer dit in die veld in. So klim ons almal terug in die kar en ry honger verder huis toe  :imaposer:   :imaposer:
 

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« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2020, 04:47:21 am »
Have we all got lazy and used to the "One Stop" Wimpy / Steers / KFC mentality.
Why can't we still pack the padkos and stop at a fuel station or other safe place?
To me the memories are worth repeating with another generation.
Perhaps there is still a market at the one-stops for a cold padkos platter?
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« Reply #17 on: March 10, 2020, 06:02:17 am »
Have we all got lazy and used to the "One Stop" Wimpy / Steers / KFC mentality.
Why can't we still pack the padkos and stop at a fuel station or other safe place?
To me the memories are worth repeating with another generation.
Perhaps there is still a market at the one-stops for a cold padkos platter?

When I do a long trip these days, which isn't that often any more, I normally pack a few breadrolls with ham / egg / salami / cheese etc, and wash it down with a cooldrink while I'm driving. I stop only for a pee or refuel.
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« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2020, 06:03:59 am »
Have we all got lazy and used to the "One Stop" Wimpy / Steers / KFC mentality.
Why can't we still pack the padkos and stop at a fuel station or other safe place?
To me the memories are worth repeating with another generation.
Perhaps there is still a market at the one-stops for a cold padkos platter?

Nooooooo, part of the memories was the excitement in making the padkos.   :thumleft:
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« Reply #19 on: March 10, 2020, 06:13:03 am »
Have we all got lazy and used to the "One Stop" Wimpy / Steers / KFC mentality.
Why can't we still pack the padkos and stop at a fuel station or other safe place?
To me the memories are worth repeating with another generation.
Perhaps there is still a market at the one-stops for a cold padkos platter?

Nooooooo, part of the memories was the excitement in making the padkos.   :thumleft:

Too true!
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