St. Petersburg, Florida (PressExposure) October 03, 2008 -- Local Shopper and its Web site, localshops1.com, are happy to present the winner in the September writing contest, Tell us about your favorite vacation souvenir.
Geoff Buchanan of Treasure Island wrote the winning entry, and is getting a on-hour facial from Complexions skin care in Gulfport plus a towel set from shirtsofbamboo.com.
Here is his entry:
Not another stinking T-shirt!
Having grown up in the Smokey Mountains, it's hard for me to be impressed with sights. Then my wife and I went on our honeymoon to Kauai. I was shocked with each day's adventures in paradise. As I was laying on the beach I looked to my left and saw a 2,000-foot waterfall, straight ahead a glass top bay. To my right, four-foot breakers crashed on the reef that protected the bay and protected me from reat Whites! I realized that I was TRULY in paradise.
When I see my Hanalei Bay T-shirt, it does what souvenirs are supposed to do: take me back in time.