Another beautiful old walled city, southeast of Liverpool

Love these narrow canal boatsWe saw these fire assembly points EVERYWHERE in England. Obviously some overdone government regulation.

A pigeon house very close to our hotel, that marked the spot where we would get off the town wall to walk to our hotelView from the Eastgate tower. It was quite busy when we first walked there, but everything shut down tight around 5 PM - first time I've seen that in England.

Along the city wallThe Dee river in Chester

The horse racing track

These black and white houses were very popular in medieval Chester, but more of these are Victorian reproductionsOn the city wall, looking down at the Shropsire Union canal

This boat was actually the one associated with the Mill Hotel, where we stayed

On the way to Conwy Castle in Wales - another castle visible in the hillsHeading up the castle walls

Conwy castle is a very typical looking, sand-castle type castleThere were almost no intact interior rooms with ceilings, but the towers were fun to climb into

Kenny, working on the treasure hunt

Lots of places that you needed to be careful!Picnicking in the castle

We waited a long time, until nobody but Kenny was on this tower

Usually it was like this:

Castle interiorAt the shore - lots of crab pots

Fishing for crabView into back yards from the town walls

All the road signs were in Welsh first, then EnglishAlong the canal in Chester

The Chester Cathedral had a Lego exhibit, and was building a Lego reproduction of the cathedral to raise money

The Titanic, in LegoThe beginning of the Chester Cathedral, in Lego.

For 1 pound, you could put in a lego piece.A fancy hand-washing station - first water comes out, then soap, then a blast of hot air

These gentlemen buskers sang really wellThe Central Perk, based on the tv show Friends! Unfortunately, they had just gone out of business.

Some of the "rows" - the upper story of the shopping arcades.I found this strange - there were a tremendous amount of charity shops - second hand stores, raising money for various charities. I had no idea why there were so many, and right next to oneanother

More locks

The Chester Shot Tower - where they used to drop molten lead to make perfectly spherical shot. It was in use until 2001!More canal-side shots

A very pretty bird - the MoorhenHelping a lady get through the locks

At a playground very close to our hotel - the kids loved it

This piece of playground equipment went up and down and around like an amusement park ride.