It's going to be a rude awakening going back to NYC at the end of this week. I have adapted to the laid back California lifestyle, and have been relishing in all of the wonderful outdoor activities that can take place here, even in January. This past Saturday, for example, Ethan, Becky, Meredith & I ventured to Santa Ynez to explore wine country. We picnicked (for several long and lazy hours) at Kalyra. We enjoyed our treats from the farmer's market, the scenic view, and the several friendly dogs who periodically came by to check out any crumbs we might have dropped.