When I do, rather than selling them, I figure they're keepers, instead.
I thought I would show you some of them today.
Let's start with Volcano, right here in the Mother Lode Gold Country of California, and closest to home for me.
I could get there in about an hour and a half:
I was tickled when I came across this sweet little souvenir box from Leoni Meadows. Getting there would take me a little over two hours - not bad. I went there with Tina back in 2011; I wrote a series of three posts about it back then.
But yes, I'm happy to say that I've been on a Cable Car (many years ago!) and I've been across the Golden Gate Bridge a number of times in my life, too:
Unfortunately it takes about 5 hours to get there from here.
Wish I was there right now. Oh, how I love it over on the California coast!
Now, getting THERE would take me about eight hours!
But I can be ready to leave in about an hour, if you want to go:
Only about two more hours, and we could be in Cave Junction. (More on that, below).
I have managed to find three pretty Oregon souvenir plates.
I love Oregon, and I'll pretty much go there any chance I get.
Heck, I've been tempted to ask mere acquaintances or even strangers if I can ride up there with them, when I overhear someone say they're going!
(I could always fly back.)
One from Oregon Caves, and two other very pretty ones:
Tina and I stayed in Cave Junction once when we were on one of our trips years ago, and I went to Oregon Caves with a girlfriend back in 1979, and did the cave tour and all of that.
We had a great time.
I also found this bear souvenir from Oregon Caves:
It was funny, because when I saw the bear sitting on a shelf at a thrift shop, I thought it was probably a California souvenir, with the California Grizzly, our state animal, on it.
Then I picked it up and looked at it more closely - nope, Oregon Caves!
No problem - I'll take it!
I've been to Walt Disney World twice, so yes - I've been there!
So that concludes my little gallery.
Hope you enjoyed my souvenirs!