Not all fabulous souvenirs are prohibitively expensive
My 7-year-old daughter Annelies desperately wanted to buy a souvenir with the $7 she had brought with her on a recent trip to New Mexico. Sadly, all the shops near our Santa Fe apartment were way too pricey for her budget.
Luckily, on the way to the Taos Pueblo I had the brilliant idea to stop at the CAV Thrift Store we passed while searching for a restaurant with sopapillas. I hoped that someone had donated a pueblo snow globe or dream-catcher or something that would alleviate her disappointment (not to mention the incessant whining).
We lucked out: red leather cowgirl boots in her size for $5. Wow! I think we’re going to add a thrift store stop to all our trip itineraries from now on. As an added bonus, the money we spent at the thrift store supported a domestic violence program, so we can all feel good about being thrifty.