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Day 2 Jamaica trip 2024

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I’m writing this post a few weeks after returning to Ottawa but the next few days I wrote while I was in Jamaica. It was a very busy trip but this was a day I got to stay at the resort. Jewel Paradise Cove while my friend figured out our plans for the remainder of the week.  The resort posts the activity schedule on the app, on tv’s in the room, and on a screen in the lobby. I had seen that there was a resort tour at 11:00. I have stayed in many resorts and it usually the company that you booked with doing these tours. I liked that there was no need to wait for a specific tour rep and the hotel was doing this. My friend was out up and early for the garden tour. I slept in and went for breakfast at 10:30. I wanted my friend to come in the hotel tour with me because I have no sense of direction but we later discovered we weren’t getting each others text messages and I thought she was still on the garden tour.  I had received my friends text that she was disappointed there were no plantai

Boxed Vegan Mac and Cheese Review

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Update May 2024: I tried the new Daiya cheddar Mac and cheese. Daiya has come a really long way in the last couple of years. The new cheeses made with oat cream are amazing in the way they melt. They reformulated the mac and cheese as well. I don’t remember where I can’t remember where I bought this from I think it was whole foods for $3.  The new version is really good and I did not like the previous version. I don’t usually like rice pasta but this one is good in texture they have blended white and brown rice. I find there is still a slight after taste with the pasta but the sauce is really good. It is tasty they have achieved that bright orange colour without chemicals that is always a plus for me. I would but this again if I see it on sale. Update March 2024 Kraft NotCo has arrived on the shelves. I found it at Walmart Canada in Ottawa. The shells and white cheddar were the only variety available. It was $2.67 which is on the cheaper side of other boxed vegan Mac and cheese.  You c

Visiting Las Vegas staying at South Point alone for the first time

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My mom and I used to go to Las Vegas a few times a year before the pandemic. Our last trip was in October of 2019 all of our trips were good but the trips in 2019 were standout trips. If you have not read my previous blogs my mom passed away five months ago. This trip was a solo trip for me as my personal tribute to my mom and celebrated her birthday the way we would have if she was still here. I found out grief travel is a thing on this trip and I suppose that is what I was doing.  The last year has been really stressful I dealt with my mom’s pancreatic cancer, sold both of our primary residences, moved across the country, started two new jobs, my mom passing and getting covid at her funeral. Did I mention menopause? It was definitely time for a vacation and the realization that I haven’t gone on vacation since 2019.   A lot of people questioned me on my decision to go to Vegas alone. I used to travel with my parents who have both passed now. I did plan to meet up with a friend that l