Reedplayernc and I drove 1.5 hours to the south today just to go shopping at Ikea in Charlotte, North Carolina. We both love their furniture so much that previously we drove almost 6 hours to the Ikea in Atlanta, Georgia. Now that Charlotte has one much closer, we're all set, or doomed, not sure which! 😀
You can see the entire set here on flickr, but I'm going to post a selection below.
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Image #1: Here we arrive in the pick-up truck so we can carry a lot of things home, if necessary.
Image #2: Brian looks pleased. We enjoy Ikea a lot.
Image #3: The Ikea stores are so huge, that after we go in here, it will be HOURS before we emerge from the exit.
Image #4: Maps, and arrows painted on the floor, are necessary to steer the shoppers through the giant store.
Image #5: Brian tries out a Kramfors leather sofa. Only $1398. :p
Image #6: It's me beside a sign advertising food in the Ikea restaurant. The place is so large that a food stop midway is often necessary.
Image #7: Pseudo-Swedish food on the menu in the Ikea restaurant.
Image #8: Brian taking a break on the Malung swivel chair. $189. :p
That's all! This trip was just for a good look-see. We'll go back another time for the big haul.