My son and daughter-in-law surprised me yesterday. They drove up from North Carolina and paid me a surprise visit. Had fun; however, we tried to find a place to go out to eat last night and found out the City that Never Sleeps, shuts down on Christmas Eve early. We did find a very good Vietnamese Restaurant in the Northern end of Greenwich Village (13th and University Place, but they gave us 20 minutes to eat, and we did, and took home doggie bags as well. They are heading further North today, driving up to Boston to visit her family and making a pit stop in Connecticut, some of my son’s father’s family.