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Day 33 - Sunday 31st May 2015


sunny 27 °C

Keeping with the theme that this last part of our trip was more for rest and relaxation, we slept in as we had no plans at all for the day. After a late breakfast we decided to find a place several blocks away called Ross Stores that we were told about by another shopkeeper. We were told the store is the outlet spot where name brands send their discontinued and obsolete stock so there are always bargains.

We got to the store just after 10am and didn't leave until 1:30pm - not because it was a huge store. In fact it was only two levels and about the size of a regular Target or Kmart back home. We stayed so long because there were so many bargains we decided to stock up. By this time in our trip we already had four suitcases and one of the wheels on one of them had been breaking off slowly throughout the trip. We saw Samsonite lightweight suitcases for ridiculously low prices, the one we chose was $75 USD. Similar style and size back home was over $200 so we grabbed one hoping to swap the older one for the new one.

As the time passed we amassed an entire trolley load of stuff - clothes for the kids, shoes thongs, perfumes, even 2 doggie beds for our dog Charlie. We bought enough stuff to fill the entire suitcase full, so that meant we'd have 5 suitcases to fly home with. Our international baggage allowance was two suitcases each so we would now have to pay for the 5th bag, we weren't sure how much this would cost but hoped it wouldn't erode the money we saved in our shopping spree.

Packing all the purchases into the new suitcases we headed back to the Cheesecake Factory for lunch. After lunch we wheeled our purchases back to the hotel, Vicky started to arrange the packing better for travel on Tuesday. We went down to the beach later in the afternoon for a swim. Most days the surf is quite calm but we could see today the waves were larger than normal. We decided dinner for tonight would only be a take away meal as we didn't feel like dining out or eating a large meal. We needed up getting a late bite at Subway, then rented another movie - The Seventh Son - but only got through about half as we were tired and went to bed,

Posted by Ace from Oz 02:22 Archived in USA

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