Gotta catch ’em all

Hi guys, this is just a quick post as we’ve got to dash out. But I’m turning to you for ideas.

In the Constitution Museum yesterday I nearly picked up a lapel pin with the state flag of Delaware, before realizing that it was one in a series, and picking it up would represent the state about as much as one of those awful flashing keyrings with your name on. In short, there was nothing stopping me buying all the states right there and then, and it wouldn’t have been at all different than obtaining them in the actual namesake.

I want something with a bit more charm to it, and preferably unique to the state. It needs to be small, a unifying theme would be a bonus, and also not too expensive. If you have an idea, or maybe just an idea for your own state, please do post in the comments here and we’ll see what the hive mind can muster.

Off to Philadelphia again!

5 Responses to “Gotta catch ’em all”

  1. 1 Mark 14/07/2009 at 6:25 pm


  2. 2 MKR 14/07/2009 at 7:09 pm

    Get a $1 lottery ticket.

  3. 3 SwashbuckerXX 14/07/2009 at 7:11 pm

    Hmm, I find the usual tourist dross (keychains, spoons, shot glasses) boooring. I think what I’d do in your position is keep flyers from the more interesting tourist sites you see along the way. Heck, you don’t even have to visit some of them. Since you’re going Greyhound I’m sure you’ll be stopping at plenty of freeway rest stops, which always contain a Wall o’ Tourist Brocheures.

    After all, nothing says America like Dollywood, Wal*Drug, the Corn Palace, Hearst Castle, Trees of Mystery, Gator Tours, and of course the Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota. Flyers make for awesome scrapbook material along with your photos, don’t take up much space, and are free free free.

    Oh, also, you can try collecting quarters for all the states. I think they’ve got them all minted by now.

  4. 4 Arminas 14/07/2009 at 9:41 pm

    You can also buy all the quarters for each state in a box set.

    If it were to be uniquely from Delaware? Uhh… how about a tasteless postcard from each destination that you can make a scrap book out of or send back home to mum & dad to let them know you’re alive.

  5. 5 Jobastion 15/07/2009 at 3:08 pm

    Well, if you were a drinker… I’d suggest a small amount of Jack Daniel’s Whiskey…. for Tennessee. But you’re not. So I guess I’ll have to try to figure something else out. Ah. I know. Jack Daniel’s BBQ sauce.
    Or not. I’ll keep thinking here.

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