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2020 review and goals for 2021

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It is already February 2021 and I have not written a yearly post or made any goals for 2021. Maybe you are reading this in the future it has almost been a year the world has been in a pandemic.  In my area most businesses that serve food or retail and schools are open. Other things like religious services, group events, and movie theaters are closed. We should only socialize with our household or if we live alone one or two other people. Other places have more severe lock downs.  My personal situation is my mom and I only socialize indoors with each other. On occasion I will meet a coworker for an outdoor walk and a takeout coffee. We are allowed to eat inside restaurants but I don't feel comfortable. I do pick up take out or visit a coffee shop and get a coffee to go. I am also still working from home but most of my office is back in the office with safety plans in place.  It has almost been a year since I have been inside the office. I think it will be a few more mont

Grand Bahia Turqesa Dominican Republic

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This is an all inclusive resort in punta Cana. It is a complex of five resorts and this is the furthest from the beach and the cheapest. I really enjoyed it the staff were all friendly our housekeeper didn't speak English and I only speak a little Spanish but it wasn't a problem she was always around we could communicate what we needed. There was only one bed in the room we wanted two so they came right away and made the day bed it was comfy. There was always a tram available to take us where we wanted to go but we spent most of our time at our resorts pool lobby and buffet which was only a few minute walk or at the main hotel which had shops and a casino was also a short walk as well. We did take the tram a few times to see the restaurant and other resorts a couple of time just because it was a fun ride. The beach was beautiful they kept the sand so clean the first time I thought it's really rare that sand is so soft with no rocks in it but the second time it was windy an

New York Fries Poutine

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I was excited to find out the gravy is vegetarian as I haven't had New York Fries gravy in over 20 years. I really haven't had poutine in that long I have had a few speiality vegetarian ones but they really haven't been poutine they have been fries with toppings. I was excited to be able to have something that resembles poutine even though I knew it wouldn't be authentic. I enjoyed this the fries were crispy and hot, the gravy was tasty and ther were a lot of cheese curds. I would have liked more gravy on this. The only things I would improve would be more gravy and it would have been nice if the cheese curds were slightly warm. I ate the whole things so it was good I will have it again and next time I will ask for more gravy.