One of the best thing about trips (other than the million photos) are the souvenirs. There are so many to choose from!
Do you go with the shot glass? Magnets? Shirts? Something quirky? Something useful?
I posted recently about my trip to Pendleton, OR and the visit to the Pendleton Underground. While browsing through the gift shop I came across a totally silly souvenir that said “Oregon Stool Sample”. Inside of a tube was a tiny wooden stool. Of course I bought it
While at the counter I noticed some shiny silver bracelets and necklaces. It’s hard for me to wear necklaces as having stuff around my neck makes me feel ooky. I can’t wear turtle necks and forget cute little scarves. The only necklace I wear is the DNA necklace my mom had made for me when I defended my PhD dissertation. The little diamonds on it are from her original wedding band. The settings were wearing out so dad bought her a new one. She saved the six little diamonds with the plan to use two for each of us girls.
Next to the silver necklaces and bracelets were a couple little baskets of charms. There were tiny silver corsets, a pistol, little cowboy and two playing cards. I decided on the bracelet and one of each of the charms. I hooked them on and wore my new souvenir bracelet to a store just down the street. Imagine my shock when I see that they also have some charms next to the register as well as a pamphlet explaining the significance of the charms. Pendleton has what it known as the Charm Trail. Businesses in town each have charms that fit their wares. It’s brilliant!
***Take note Grand Junction, Palisade, Clifton, Fruita…you guys need to get on board with this!***
The pamphlet was several pages listing all the business participating in the Charm Trail as well as pictures of their charms. By the time we were done for the day, I had nine charms
What is your favorite souvenir from a vacation? I’d love to hear from you!