The Eatalian Group has three locations and the hidden gem is exEat located in Gardena, California. From the outside you would think you’re in the wrong place. The very industrial location and bars on the darkened windows imply “keep moving”. But the inside is completely different. A┬álarge space features an impressive espresso bar, gelato and pastry counter. Seating all around is casual and bright. Best of the all, the food is legit Italian and very affordable. It is quite a drive from Redondo Beach, but we’ll be back again. I’m taking my parents here since 40+ years ago they lived blocks from this area.


One of our favorite places to visit on a road trip up north is Morro Bay. The quite impressive rock is the iconic landmark for this quaint beach town in Central California.
Our daughters LOVE the beach, so when they had the opportunity to play in the calm waters of the bay they took it! You can spend the afternoon kayaking, paddle boarding or just sun bathing. Chloe and Keira gathered shells. The water is cold, but they didn’t mind.