We brought home a Christmas tree ornament last September from CSA. We both both mom's one too. After Christmas I just couldn't bring myself to pack it up with all of the other ornaments, so it's hanging on a nail on our living room wall. I catch myself staring at it and thinking about our last trip and getting excited for our next one.
Love that idea, vacationman! We will doing that as ell during our September trip to CSS. During past trips to Jamaica we've had fun looking for small shells on the beach. We are slowly filling a large margarita glass on the shelf behind the bar with these shells. This year I'll be adding a bit of sand.
Being a scuba diver, I only bring photos of the sea life back with me. We don't take anything from the ocean or the beach. We do, however, bring back items from the gift shop.
We have a few carved items, a trio of turtles, a duo of dolphins and a snapper. We also have a carved flower and of course the obligatory island of Jamaica carving. Well, two of those and one is a key rack. I do like the carvings.
The only other things we pick up are fridge magnets of various places we've been. We got a magnetic wall thing approx 18" X 24" from Ikea and we put all our trip magnets on it. The less dusting to do the better.
We buy 15 pounds of coffee (to get us through until the next trip) which we only drink on the weekends..
At the airport, we always get a bottle or 2 of the Grays hotsauce. This is on the tables at the grill at CSA. We love this hotsauce on our beefpaties... yummy