Yesterday my family gathered at Elio’s Restaurant in San Leandro for breakfast at 8 AM. Before breakfast, I picked up my father at his assisted living facility and then we drove to Elio’s. At Elio’s we met my brother and his daughter along with my sister and her husband. My sister’s daughter is in Iowa so she wasn’t able to attend.
We’ve fallen into the habit of going to Elio’s for these rare family breakfast outings because it is close to my father’s residence, and it is one of my father’s favorite places to eat. Dad loves the routine of assisted living and is very reluctant to leave his residence. If we were to choose a different diner then my father probably wouldn’t want to come along.