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Remembering the Trip

Today is it. The last day of all the wonderful places that have captured my heart. Although I do sincerely hope that you were inspired by photographs and felt informed by the words, more than anything I hope you are ignited to share your vacation stories! Some of the best trips we've taken were those that were recommended by friends to places that we never would have thought to go. Would you share with us your favorite family vacation? Just leave a comment.

And even if blogging isn't for you, I would encourage you to find a simple or even unique way to save your families precious memories. It's one of those things moms are good for and if kids don't appreciate it now, ask them in thirty years. I bet they will be thankful then. In that vein, do you have a favorite way to capture memories? I'd love to hear about that too!

Souvenirs are always a great way to remember your trip. I picked up some free "souvenirs" on the beach - a beautiful assortment of stones and shells, some tasty, local-made treats, and a special find from the quaint antique store.
 This was my great find! A solid brass crab. It is perfect for out on my picnic table in the summer. And for only $5, I was wishing there had been more.












And bonus surprise - it's an ash tray! Not that we need one around here, but pretty neat anyway.

So how about you? Have you found great treasures on your vacations... maybe something not available at the airport gift shop?

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