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If you're feeling adventurous, head across the Gateway Bridge to Matamoros, Mexico. At their Old Marketplace you'll find hand-crafted items, onyx, chess sets, hand-crafted glass menageries, serapes, leather goods, and embroidered Mexican dresses. Before you start whipping out your wallet though, it's a good idea to look around and watch others haggle with the shopkeepers. Once you think you've got the hang of how it's done, jump in there and start shopping.
If you love oranges and "Ruby Red" pink grapefruit, you'll want to plan your trip during citrus season, December-March, when some of the local groves will even let you pick your own. If you'd rather have someone else do the work stop by Ferris Valley Groves, Hwy. 107, 956-412-6139, 800-748-7182. Want to treat someone back home to some yummy fresh fruit? Ferris Valley Groves well be glad to deliver right to their door.
Do you like the convenience offered by shopping malls? Then you'll enjoy the Amigolland Mall, 301 Mexico Street, Brownsville, 956-546-3788, where you'll find stores like Dillards Department Store, 956-546-4581. Brownsville also has the Sunrise Mall, 2370 N Exp., Brownsville, 956-541-5302. Here you'll find over 100 specialty stores as well as a large food court.
For more mall shopping head on over to 2000 S Expressway 83, Harlingen, where you'll find stores like Camelot Music, 956-423-7321; Dillards Department Store, 956-428-8181; and Samuels Jewelers, 956-425-5306.
Have you noticed that the other kid at the campground have more toys than you do? You can solve this problem in a hurry by rushing on over to Camping World, 1325 East Expressway 83, Mission, TX, 800-628-6753, 956-585-8396. Here you'll find all kinds of neat stuff for your rig that will make life easier and your campground neighbors jealous.
If one of your traveling companions thinks the kind of toys you should be spending money on come with a little jingle bell inside, you'll want to head instead to Noah's Ark Petland, 1116 S Commerce St., Harlingen, 956-425-1301; or Moreno's Feed & Pet Store Zoo, 134 W State St, Pharr, 956-781-5266.
If Dosey Doe is your middle name, you'll want to swing your partner on over to Fawcett's Engraving and Square Dance Shop, 412 W Sam Houston, Pharr, 956-787-1116. They can set you up with engraved badges, club badges, promenader shoes, coast shoes, petticoats, pettipants, original dresses, and jewelry.
If you like the comfort of SAS shoes, you'll want to visit the SAS Factory Shoe Store, Southwind Shopping Center, 943 North Expressway, Brownsville, 956-542-0262. If your Honey's not much for shopping, send him next door for a piece of pie at Furr's Cafeteria. For more fun bargain shopping check out the flea markets listed in the local papers.
If fabric is one of your weaknesses, you'll want to visit Feder's Fine Fabrics, 124 W Jackson, Harlingen, 956-423-7330, where you'll find a wonderful selection of unique fabrics. For more fabric temptation head to Dos Rios Fabrics, 124 S 15th St., McAllen, 956-682-5381; and Hancock Fabrics, 900 E Hwy. 83, McAllen, 956-630-6133.
For other craft needs head to Michael's Arts & Crafts, at 702 Dixieland Rd., Harlingen, 956-412-1261; or 2948 Boca Chica Blvd, Brownsville, 956-544-4866. If you'd rather buy your crafts ready made, you'll enjoy shopping at Carol Kay Arts & Crafts, 1006 S 10th St., McAllen, 956-686-1318; and the Creative Crafters, 1005 Vine Ave, McAllen, 956-682-4431.
Just need to pick up some quick supplies? You'll want to grab your shopping list and head to Wal-Mart, 2721 Boca Chica Blvd , Brownsville, 956-544-0394; K-Mart, 1129 Morgan Blvd., Harlingen, 956-428-4191; Target, 2940 Boco Chica Blvd, Brownsville, 956-546-7778; or the Valley Shamrock Food Store, 721 S Cage Blvd., 956-787-7912.
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