Sunday, July 11, 2010

Long Weekend Away – Day 3: Final day, shopping

Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet logoFor our final day in Chester, we took a drive to Cheshire Oaks, a massive out-of-town designer shopping outlet about 15 minutes from the hotel.

It’s massive – certainly the biggest we’ve ever visited. Ann thinks it’s the largest in Europe. Literally hundreds of shops and even some more outlets at the Coliseum just down the road. We spent most of the morning at Cheshire Oaks mostly picking-up Christmas presents and then stopped for lunch at the Red House brasserie. Another great meal!

Afterwards we were all shopped-out. We said good-bye to Karen and Ralph and headed to the nearby Argos to see if we could get some under-bed storage boxes. No luck, as they only had ONE in stock – just like all of the other Argos stores we’ve tried!

We called it a day and joined the motorway about 2.45 and after a sluggish start, we made-up the time and had a straightforward run all the way home. We got in about 5.15. Lee had been house-sitting, doing the ironing and looking after the cats – perfect!!!

Now we just need to get unpacked – hopefully, we’ll be finished by...Tuesday!!!
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