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My idea of interesting and unusual travel souvenir ideas changed in the 70’s. I lived on South Padre Island and ended up at a party in a beach house owned ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons.
I was standing in the kitchen of “The Pink”, as the house was known by local surfers, and was puzzling over an interesting cluster of framed designs.
“Fruit crate labels from all over the world,” someone answered who could have been Billy but I don’t remember (after all, it was the 70’s). What I do remember is thinking that collecting and framing labels was a very cool souvenir idea.
I don’t know about you, but souvenir shopping in traditional shops seems like a silly way to spend your money. Of course, you’ll catch me sometimes in a souvenir shop. It’s usually after I’ve had a few beers and think those mummified frogs playing poker are just too cute to resist. [Read more…]