I soaked up a little local flavor this week at the swap shop. It's a big one. It surrounds the entire perimeter of the Aloha stadium with two rows of local vendors. I scanned a little less than half of the shops in two hours. There's a wide range of booths full of handmade or mass produced trinkets and freshly baked goodies. Market shopping is one of my favorites. I really enjoy dragging my market bag behind me while out in the open searching for little treasures. I'll be honest, I missed my favorite shoe vendors from Italy, but I was looking for local fun items and there were plenty.
I hope you make it to the fiftieth state in your future. Be sure to visit the swap shop. It's a great place to bring sweet souvenirs home.
[Post update: If you're looking for vintage items, make sure to visit the swap meet on the weekend.]