We saw a lot of nice merch in Estes Park and Denver.
Of course, when you’ve got one checked bag each and carry on each that you’re going to lug on the plane at Denver, through the airport for the layover in Atlanta and then back home to Syracuse, you’re not going to try to pack that big painting or …
Anyway, I think my dear wife Karen and I did good for each other and from daughter Elisabeth and boyfriend George Three regarding our souvenirs from the first Family Reunion in Colorado.
Karen just had to buy me this pair of socks of all those offered in the sock store on East Elkhorn Avenue. And I will wear them with pride. Thank you, my dear wife.
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The hat I’m wearing proudly above was a surprise gift from Elisabeth and George while we were attending the Colorado Rockies 17-7 victory over the Cincinnati Reds at Coors Field. I have been wearing the cool cap since.
The long-sleeved T-shirt I picked out and purchased myself. I’ll wear it with pride in the cooler months here in the Little Bitty in the Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood, bringing back memories of our three trips to our Rocky Mountain National Park and the fantastic and quite different time we had each of the visits.
The chimes mobile above Karen and I chose together from dozens swinging in a display in one East Elkhorn Avenue store. It was compact enough to pack, yet big enough to say First Trip to the Rocky Mountains. And we already love it on display on our screened back porch.
My dear wife Karen and I joined Elisabeth and George in one fine jewelry store, and my wonderful daughter pointed out an Estes Park charm she wanted for her already bustling bracelet to George.
In the meantime, Karen and I slid over a display, and I asked her what she’d like to wear forever as a memory of her first Family Reunion. She selected a quite pretty Love Bracelet, which I purchased for my lovely bride. When we walked out of the store, George and Elisabeth handed Karen another box. They’d slyly bought Karen the same bracelet Elisabeth has, with the Estes Park charm on it, as thanks for bringing them to the Family Reunion. We love those kids.
Tomorrow: What I learned at the first Family Reunion
What kind of souvenirs do you usually bring home, and why? What’s your favorite souvenir ever, and why? What’s your favorite surprise gift given and received, and why?