Saturday, March 1, 2008

Noritake China Outlet!

Michelle, Cindy & Wendy Jo

We left for our ITT trip at 7:00 in the morning after getting our coffee and magazines at the Crossroads Mall. The trip took 5 and a half hours to get there! I think it was close to the Sasebo area. We brought some of our sappy girlie movies to watch while we traveled. We had a lot of fun talking and laughing with each other. The bus driver stopped once for a bathroom break and again to eat lunch. This is my meal on our way back when we stopped for dinner. Yum!!

I took pictures of the bridge that connects the two islands of Kyushu and Honshu (Where we live). I would have taken pictures of the outlet but I think we were all pretty shocked at the size. We had a different idea of what it would look like. It was extremely small. They allotted 3 hours for us to shop and I was thinking well, one would have been plenty! But, we found some pretty great deals on the china and came home very satisfied with our choices. I had bought a set of 15 bone china plates and a matching gravy boat and dish. The name of the pattern I purchased is the "Silver Palace." I looked up what each plate would cost normally and they are $51.00 each! And my gravy boat and tray $150.00! Wow! What a steal when my total came to 17,900 Yen (about $171.00 US dollars)! That is a whole lot better than $915.00. It makes me want to go back with more Yen!

My friends Cindy & Michelle
(They look like they could be sisters!)

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