I just got back from Dallas, Texas a few days ago. Anytime I go on a trip, I bring back souvenirs. However this time I had an idea. What if I took photos of souvenirs instead of actually buying them? Would a mere picture of something be as good as buying it? Well, here are the results of my souvenir experiment.
As soon as I got off the airplane at the Dallas-Fort Worth airport, there were souvenir shops selling postcards, refrigerator magnets, t-shirts and hats. I thought I’d wait because I don’t want to buy souvenirs of things I haven’t even seen yet!
Once in Dallas, I had more opportunities for souvenir shopping, like at the hotel. Still, I waited to buy anything. But here’s where I started taking pictures of souvenir displays. I spent time looking at the displays and admiring them. I thought, “Now here’s a way to save space in my suitcase!”
When it was time to go back to the airport for the trip home, I realized that I could have left Dallas without purchasing any souvenirs at all. In the end I did get some postcards and a mug (among other things) at the airport. But I like my virtual souvenirs, too, and I think the photos will work quite well as keepsakes of my trip.