Later, while paying for the things we bought, I mentioned to the cashier lady I had a can collection. I said we weren't from the area and I noticed a couple of cans in the recycle box that I didn't have. She handed me a plastic bag and cheerfully said, "Take what you want."
I really wanted to dig in deep, but I was already getting stares from a few other shoppers, so I just casually perused the selection at the top of the heap. I found a Diet Pepsi can and a Mtn Dew can both with an ad/coupon for Holiday World. I also found two more Dr Pepper tuition winner cans, bringing the total in my collection to three now.
My vacation was off to a good start!!!