The time before Jordan's flight arrived was eventful. You see, we drove around Greenville for more than 30 minutes trying to find a decent place to dine as his flight was not due in until 9:15 pm! What we learned that night was that very few good restaurants stay open on Christmas Eve. And even fewer cater to last minute chow hounds needing a "vegetarian fix" like Bethany did. We settled for Indian Palace on Lauren's Road. Was this akin to Ralphie's family eating Peking Duck on Christmas day? Maybe just a little. The Palace's menu featured an entire page of vegetarian choices which we though would be a good thing. However, Bethany ordered an entree full of curry that reminded her of a bad food poisoning incident in Kenya--the one where she got sick from eating nasty Ethiopian goat. No offense to Ethiopian cuisine intended here.
Fast forward to December 29th. Christmas has now come and gone. The Ziegler family managed to squeeze in hugs, lots of loving and plenty of vegetarian side dishes. Jordan is now back in PA and is hard at work. Bethany is heading out tomorrow for Kentucky to celebrate New Year's Eve before her next semester at ACC starts. Dad & I loved having both kids home and can't wait until we are all together again.