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|Len:||Hey Pei-Jean, Do you have any plans for your holidays this year?|
|Pei-Jean:||Yes! We are going to go to Elkhorn Ski Resort!.|
|Len:||That’s an about face!|
|Pei-Jean:||What do you mean?|
|Len:||Well, I thought you were going to go shopping in Grand Forks.|
|Pei-Jean:||We were, but I really wanted to go skiing, so I talked to my husband about it. We discovered that we can ski at the resort and go shopping there.|
|Len:||That’s right! They have some lovely shops nearby. That’s a real win-win situation!|
|Pei-Jean:||No kidding! We are so happy! How about you? What are your plans?|
|Len:||I don’t know. I am sitting on the fence at the moment. I may go visit my sister in Texas, Or I may go to New York with my mother. I’m not sure yet, So I’m trying to keep my options open.|
|Pei-Jean:||Having a plan B is always a good idea. No matter what you decide, I hope you have a wonderful time!|
|Len:||Thanks Pei-Jean. I hope the same for you!|
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