We have many trips planned in our minds and hope that they all come to fruition at some point in our lives.
One thing I love about traveling is bringing home souvenirs.
I love having special items from a special trip that remind me of what of the fun time was had on that particular trip.
My only problem is that when I am on a trip I want every single souvenir that my eyes see.
Does anybody else have this problem?
When I am on a trip I think I will use everything I see.
It's really bad in Disney World. Mickey Mouse is every where so naturally you want to buy mickey mouse everything. However I really don't think mouse ears are acceptable beyond the walls of WDW.
And don't even get my started on that sombrero from Mexico.
Or that ukulele from Hawaii.
Or a mickey wizard hat with mouse ears on it.......what was I thinking?!?!
Or ever. single. professional picture that we took on our honeymoon and they charged us like $30 for each one.
Don't worry they are placed safely in the bottom of a drawer somewhere.
This list could go on for awhile.
And yes those are all true items I have purchased.
So when Luke and I took the first trip of our marriage I knew I needed to limit myself, because I would buy everything in sight.
And goodness knows I do not need ONE MORE T-SHIRT.
I have T-shirts coming out of my ears, between souvenir t-shirts and my millions of university t-shirts I do not need one more T-shirt!
Although the seams are picked out of every single one of those shirts.
I should really get new shirts.
Or perhaps kick the habit of picking the seams out of every t-shirt.
Anyways, I needed to limit myself so I decided only two souvenirs each trip.
Only two. The horror, I know.
The plan is that I will get a Christmas ornament and hopefully one day have a travel tree that shows all of the places we have been (it will start out as a small tree of course).
And Luke would get a mug.
He loves his coffee and we can never have enough mugs.
This plan is great because we both walk away with something special and useful.
Four trips later it has worked like a charm!
Here are our souvenirs from our most recent trip to Disney World:
Luke's Disney Mug:
And my Disney Christmas Ornament:
I do have to admit that in Disney World it was so hard to walk through the parks and not buy everything. I think there is some kind of special Disney powder they sprinkle on everything that makes it look so appealing.
And they sucked me in. I got a shirt that was too cute to pass up and I do wear it often.
And that was my justifying my purchase.
So do you have a particular souvenir you get, or do you just go souvenir-buying-crazy like I try not to?