Have you been to the Bressi Ranch shopping center in Carlsbad? What a beautiful center! (It's off of Palomar Airport Road). The first time we went there with Penny, we needed to do a little grocery shopping, so one of us walked with Penny through the big open grassy areas, while the other shopped. (There is a Trader Joes and Stater Bros.) Between the center and the Bressi Ranch neighborhood is a large open area of sprawling manicured lawns interspersed with flowering planters, a gazebo, tables to eat at, and a fountain. The second time we were there with Penny we went for leisurely lunch and then took a stroll. There are places to eat with outdoor seating like Rubio's and Board 'N Brew. There is also a Pete's Coffee with patio seating and a frozen yogurt shop.