|We decided to take the train to see Alanna, Tom and Caia in Santa Monica. We detailed our adventure to get to Santa Monica in the previous journal entry. It was great to see them again after our wonderful visit a couple weeks earlier in Oceanside. We brought Caia’s birthday present, a Salmon/Peach colored coat that we found in Carlsbad, Caia really loved it. Alanna and Caia showed us how she dances and sings. Later in the day we went to a restaurant Reggi found in Bon Appetite magazine, it was called R + D Kitchen, the reviews were extremely good, so we gave it a try. We had their wild mushroom meat loaf (Pork and Chuck), it was very moist and delicious. If you are ever in the Santa Monica area, we recommend it highly.