Every Sunday they have a free concert at the museum, and we heard a great program of Elgar and Mozart, including the incomparable Clarinet Quintet performed by clarinetist Stuart Clark and the Capitol Ensemble.
Speaking of style, we headed home with Ardy that day for a dinner prepared by Japanese chef Brian. The sartorial style du jour leaves something to be desired, but there was nothing wanting in the dishes he prepared!
A second outing was to Hermosa Beach, some 20 miles from Santa Monica, which we reached on our tandem via the bike trail, and the unlucky rest of the family by car. It was a few days after Christmas, and we got to see the locals out enjoying some December sledding, LA-style. We had lunch for the nine of us at a Mexican place looking out over the beach, but apparently there was something in the lunch which led the Ithaca crowd to take more than a mere siesta. Maybe one too many of the burritos grande?