Souvenirs from trips are fun to collect, but you don’t always have to buy them. When visiting the beach, pick up seashells or small rocks. Carry a resealable plastic bag with you to keep them away from the rest of your things. Once you are settled in your hotel or once you arrive back home, remember to wash the shells to make sure there are no unwanted critters still living in them.
These natural reminders of your trip will probably mean more once you get them back home than if you spent money on something.
Not sure what to do with them once you get home? Fill a small dish with the shells and place it in your bathroom. Or use the seashells and rocks around your potted plants or in your garden. If you visit several beaches, fill a glass jar or container to display them. You could even add some beach sand in the bottom of the jar.
Some favorites at the San Francisco Auto Show…the new Mercedes gullwing
Classic Ferrari cars
Look at all those headlights
The Wild Cat Education and Conservation Fund gave us a glimpse of two cats living in northern California.
They take these and other cats to schools to teach kids about our native animals.
At Peterson Winery, we met a bobcat and a mountain lion. Both are wild animals, not trained pets. Both were amazing.
The credentialed teachers combine fun and learning for school kids. For us…it was the same. Fun and educational. Each cat was presented on a leash and the teachers explained natural habitat, behaviors, and the individual animal’s characteristics.
They have several wild cats including cheetah, bobcats, ocelots, servals, Canada lynx, Siberian lynx, Geoffryoy’s cat, and mountain lions.
Many cities such as Paris, London, New York, and Rome offer city passes which include admission to popular museums, galleries, and attractions. Some include transportation passes. Most allow you to skip the long check in lines and go directly to the will call or purchased ticket lines. Check to see how many days you will be in that city and then purchase your pass for one day or for multiple days.
Almost all will save you money and time, allowing you to spend more time visiting your favorite sites.
From the Presidio in San Francisco…looking at Alcatraz