Today's get-together for lunch with Jim and Kay was at the Harvest Ranch Market.
Located in Rancho Santa Fe, the Harvest Ranch is considered a very high-end market known for its quality meats and fish as well as locally grown vegetables and fruits. Kay mentioned that Harvest Ranch is also famous for unusual or exotic foods. There were so many interesting restaurants to choose from. We decided on a light lunch at Bentley's.
Kay and I both had the mixed berry lunch and split a side order of crab cake while Jim had a soup and sandwich combo
It's probably been about a year since we last saw each other. The subjects of our conversation focused on our children and family, our health and things that are important to us at this stage of our lives. Needless to say, we also talked about travel.
Jim and Kay had gone on a Rhine River cruise last year and thoroughly enjoyed it. In a couple of weeks, they will be leaving for Hawaii to celebrate Christmas with their son and daughter.
What a joy to be able to hug our granddaughter and our children. Our daughter-in-law prepared a Japanese meal for dinner to welcome us back.
Sumptuous unagi (fresh-water eel) flown from Japan
Red cabbage with kaki (persimmon) salad
Tonight our granddaughter tried on her early Christmas present from us. Yukata is a cotton Kimono (a Japanese robe). We were able to purchase one with a full-size Obi (sash) set. Although it is far too large for her small child's frame she was thrilled to try it on. The rest of us had a great time watching her move around in the unfamiliar costume.
Aloha -- Cathi