It didn't take me long to realize what a true Canton novice I am. No kidding, at one of our first outdoor booths, I was labeled a "Canton virgin!" Experienced shoppers start early (like us) but also had lightweight wire shopping carts with customized water-proof liners (not like us). I'm a stroll-and-see kind of shopper and there were legions of on-a-mission kind of shoppers all around me. It was mostly not an issue, and I quickly learned how to stay out of the uber-shoppers' way.
We found tons of great shops and the atmosphere was very lively and friendly. Vendors were nice, not pushy, and co-shoppers were excited to be there, too. We found personalized signs, blingy jewelry, cute shoes, and custom furniture. There were shops for kids and college fans and parents and pets and everything in between. It was super-sized shopping fun and I was happy to have found lots of great items for Christmas gifts.
|How we entertained ourselves while |
waiting on our waitress ...
we had plenty of time!
Afterwards, we joined the street block party already in progress all throughout the community ... live music, line dancing, and open shopping. We had a fabulous time and retired to our hotel room exhausted from a long day of lots of fun.