It was an "aha" moment: these were souvenirs Floridians took home. To find Florida stuff, we should look in Nashville. The most profitable parents do this pre-Disney, stocking up on collectible trading pins and refillable soda cups at Goodwill.
I'll spend a few moments combing through the t-shirt racks before Spring Break. I'm sure I'll find at least one Chattanooga momento for my son. It will be well worth 59 cents to bypass the Aquarium gift shop.
What do you think? Does this strategy take away the fun of choosing a souvenir, or is a travel surprise equally fun?