Before singing with the L.A. Phil, we decided to come out to California a week early to hang out with my sister and my parents. Tullio’s sisters came with us, and we had a grand time. We took a boat ride on the canals in Long Beach and hung out with Mom and Dad and my sister. Seal Beach was a big hit, and we introduced the Italians to a good Southern Barbecue in my sister’s back yard! Yum!