Friday, August 6, 2010
Charmed, I'm Sure
This summer I have developed a new found love of my charm bracelet. A gift from my sister, my charm bracelet has been with me since about age ten.
When I travel, I love looking for a new charm as a souvenir. These were a couple I found this summer.
The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. To actually see this iconic American image was breathtaking. It was also cold and windy. AND we saw a car wreck right there....with flying glass, metal and plastic....on the underpass of the bridge. Aside from that, since we were traveling with my daughter, granddaughter and aunt, it was especially memorable. I love having this charm to bring up memories of that trip.
We went to Tahoe for a couple of days. I didn't gamble. (Too cheap.) So all the slot machine charms and dice charms didn't seem to represent Tahoe for me. When I found out that Donner Pass was nearby, I just HAD to go visit the museum. It was fascinating. Plus I found out that a large part of the Donner party was made up of many folks with one of our family surnames....all healthy eaters, by the way....and whom not one died during that awful event.
I honestly felt so touched visiting Donner Pass. I was happy they had a charm that would remind me of that trip. A Conestoga wagon.
One place we went that I wish I had a charm to represent, was Muir Woods. They are famous for their giant redwoods. The gift shop only had one charm and I passed on buying it. The charm to represent Muir Woods? A dolphin. Uh. Huh?