Nils and Sylvia are at Sal's today, to enjoy Thanksgiving. About ten days ago, Kyra found out in everyday conversation with Sylvia, that Nils and Sylvia would be going to Sal's. Sylvia mentioned it among a bunch of other things and didn't seem to realize it is a departure from many years of Lars and Kyra's hosting Nils. They had invited Nils and Sylvia this year, but maybe too casually. Sal is Sylvia's nephew, and a financial advisor in the local office of one of the major stock brokerage firms (or whatever they call them now). Lars knows him some.
Lars and Kyra don't have any good reason to object, or even to feel a little hurt. But a little hurt they are, especially Lars. He's having some success at arguing himself out of it, though. Upon learning of the change, Kyra called upon one of her many forms of intelligence and suggested their family do Thanksgiving at the beach this year. This is more work than Lars realizes, but he is appreciative.
It's a good day with and for the kids. Lars is particularly pumped to be at the beach this Thanksgiving because he and Kyra, following through with recently articulated intentions, had met with their lawyer Duncan just the day before to talk about longer-term plans for the property.