Tuesday, February 17, 2009

IKEA Adventure

I had never been to an IKEA store before today. For more than a year now any time it came up in a conversation, people gasped and could not believe I had never visited an IKEA.
Susan and I departed for New Jersey this morning after all respectable children were safely loaded on buses for school. She had been looking forward to sharing the experience with me. It took about an hour of driving to arrive at the massive store.
WOW, WOW, WOW, a retail wonder, nearly an amusement park for shoppers. We followed the arrowed floors, viewing thousands of items for sale...amazing. Clean, orderly, utilitarian, furniture, lighting, bedding, well... you know what is there, I'm the last person on earth to visit an IKEA. How did I send a child to school this past Sept. without shopping for her dorm room in an IKEA? anyway....
We had lunch, ran into a HiHo customer and of course bought a few items for our homes. An enjoyable Tuesday, the pleasure was all mine, thanks Susan.


Susan said...

It was my pleasure! I always enjoy a trip to IKEA. I do worry, however, about you ever going down solo...you were a bit confused in the parking garage ;-) One other thing...how did I end up spending nearly three times as much as you if it was only your first time?????

everydaymae said...

So maybe we should go before the fall for my own room next year when I get the RA job??
I think we should do that.

Catherine said...

Hi Heidi,
I too have never set foot in IKEA! I've never been to the Palisades mall either. I don't have any compelling desire to go. I am quite happy with the offerings in your beautiful store as well as Ellen's. There is a lot to be said for shopping in a store where the owner knows your name, knows about your life. Thanks.