This weekend we made a long trip to Baltimore to buy a new toy for Mr SP. The trip was an easy drive until we encountered the DC and Baltimore Friday evening traffic. I wouldn’t fight that kind of traffic on a day to day basis for anything. Blah! We finally made it to our hotel and both noticed a large blue and yellow building just across the road. I guessed a Napa Auto Parts and Mr. SP had no idea. To my delight, it was an Ikea! I’ve never had the opportunity to visit Ikea and I was determined to go since we were so close. We were at the door as soon as it opened on Saturday.
We didn’t have a lot of time to devote to Ikea shopping, but I saw it all and can now say I’ve shopped Ikea. I loved the way Ikea shows their product by staging mini rooms.
Honestly, I don’t think Ikea is where I’d buy anything that I’d expect to last a long while. The furniture looked to be of very poor quality and I can’t imagine that it would last many years with normal use. If you are just starting off in an apartment or are furnishing a college dorm room, Ikea would be the place to go. At my stage in life, I enjoy antique shopping or thrift shopping more than a store like Ikea.
We’re hoping for some sun over Memorial Day weekend so that our new toy can get some use. Right now it has more trailer than water miles.