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Apr 13, 2014 - Chester

Chester is a place where people play a lot of chess. And that is why it is Chester. .retsehC si ti yhw si taht dnA .ssech fo tol a yalp elpoep erehw ecalp a si retcehC The problem is i don't remember about it. One thing I remember is that it is a place in england.

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Sep 8, 2013 - Beautiful Chester

Today was a full day exploring Chester - a beautiful originally Roman city. We started out on the hop on hop off bus so we could get a good idea of the whole city. Have a look at the photo of our bus trying to pass an oncoming car with no help from 2 pedestrians! needless to say the car had to back up. This is an every day occurrence as the roads in some places are not wide enough for 2 vehicles especially if one is a double decker bus! There are many old buildings dating back to Roman (60AD) & Saxon (1200AD) times with an intact city wall...

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Sep 7, 2013 - Robin Hood country to Chester

Nottingham proved to be a very interesting city. Home of course to the legend of Robin Hood. The city is full of ancient buildings & Roman ruins. We went to the castle and saw all the artefacts dating from around 70 AD. The city shops are upmarket - pity we don't have much room for extras! Walking down one street we came across Jamie Oliver's Italian Restaurant - we decided to treat ourselves to lunch. Delicious! We had Sea Bass cooked the Italian way with lots of garlic. We set off across to the other side of the country over near the...

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Jul 21, 2013 - Chester, England -enjoying warm English hospitality

I have thoroughly enjoyed 4 busy but casual and fun days with Leanne's warm, friendly and most welcoming family, dad and mum - Gareth and Sue, brother Sam and his lovely girlfriend - Shelley in Chester, England and the weekend in Anglesey, Wales. This has been another major highlight of my trip because it has been such a personal experience with this fun loving and welcoming family. (Evan I understand why you enjoyed yourself so much in Chester staying with the Roberts family, very easy to get comfortable here). I arrived on Thursday and...

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Jane Lady of Leisure

Jul 9, 2013 - Ancient City of Chester

This morning, before leaving our accommodation just south of Chorley, we figured we’d book ahead for Chester so as to take advantage of advanced booking prices. We don’t usually know where we’ll stop at the end of the day, but in this case we did. We got all the way through the on-line booking process and came to the ‘Verified by VISA’ page and Bruce couldn’t remember his password. We tried four different possibilities which turned out to be one too many and his card got locked. Bummer! Now we’ll have to get hold of the TD VISA people in...

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Jun 23, 2013 - on the move again

on trains again. Took the bus from Beddlegert to Caernarvon and then to BAngor. Helpful people again. Just helpful, not like the second lady the other day that I think went a bit over the top. She had asked where I was going and as we approached the town I moved towards the driver so I could check out the best stop for my destination. SHe called out from the back of the bus " not yet lovey, this isn't your stop" This time a teenage girl offered to lift my case into the luggage section. I hadn't done this before as at hip high its too much...

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Jun 17, 2012 - Chester, England

Chester, a Roman town on the River Dee, still has 2 miles of its fortified city walls in tact. Within the walls are half-timbered houses and shops, some from the Tudor Days Considered unusual, some of the buildings were black and white timbered fascades even during the more recent Georgian and Victoria eras (rather than brown and beige). There is the very impressive Chester Cathedral dating from 1250. A lovely ornate clock was erected over the wall in 1897 to celebrate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. Our group got to see this lovely old...

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Carol-IvanTravels

Jun 15, 2012 - Last day in Scotland

Woke up to rain and very windy weather, darn it. We took showers in the excellent washrooms so that helped lift our spirits a little. Long day of driving, first along Loch Lomond, then into heavy Glasgow traffic that was again nerve-wracking. Later I counted 28 traffic circles (roundabouts), 4 with traffic lights in them! So many Y situations and turns; we missed one but we were able to turn around and quickly get back on track. When we reached our diesel/grocery stop we were ready to get off the road! Because of the rain and our being in...

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Apr 1, 2012 - Delamere Forest

It was a fine, chilly day and David was keen to finish the book he had while I went for a walk around the lake in Delamere Forest. It was very scenic and at one part I saw a man whizzing past in the trees and realised that I was walking through an Overhead Adventure course! The end was a long flying fox, but before that the participants had to traverse several aerial “bridges”. Just before 5pm we walked about 200 yards along the road to the train station, where we were met by Tim (Sue’s 4th cousin – we share Great Great Great Grandparents...

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Mar 31, 2012 - Delamere Forest

Today dawned cold and overcast again. It seems the lovely taste of summer we have had recently was just that, a taste! After saying our goodbyes to Bob and Jean we set off for the Delamere Forest Campground (CW8 2HZ) where we will be close to Tim Hull who Sue is distantly related to and has been chatting with on the internet. We got to the camp ground to find it pretty full because unbeknownst to us the school holidays started yesterday. Luckily they fitted us in and we got settled, did some washing, walked down the road to a shop (1.5...

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Mar 8, 2012 - Chester and Stockport

We left Betws-y-Coed about 11am heading for Chester through some beautiful country, some of which reminded us of the South Island of NZ. We parked Homer at the Wrexham Road Park and Ride and caught the bus into Chester (for £1.70 each return – very good value). Spent the afternoon wandering the streets and shops – this town has a lovely feel about it, lots of buskers and the ruins of a 2000 year old Roman Amphitheatre. Walking down one street, we passed Roly’s Fudge, where a girl was stirring a batch and the smell was so good we had to stop...

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Sep 13, 2009 - Day Trip to Chester

Sunday morning and a time for somewhat of a lie in this morning. I finally got Anne out of bed around 9am and then it was on to Ma’s house for our traditional bacon butties. Ma had a different type of bacon this morning, she called it the smoked type. We all seemed to agree that this type of bacon is not as good as the regular type. After breakfast we all bundled into the car and are heading to Chester for the day. Chester is a walled city from Roman days, with old world buildings and stores. We had a walk around the downtown core and a...

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