Skylars Trip to the Grand
Of the Emeryville IKEA:
The Second Happiest Place on Earth!
April 14, 2000: Mom stands outside IKEA.
It was 2:45 when we entered the parking lot.
Police stood at every entrance and traffic aisle to guide traffic.
At one point we found a great parking spot, but a man in an orange jacket
told us to keep driving so as not to hold up traffic!
Skylars parking carma kicked in, as well as Dads verve to cut
through a blockade, and we parked in just minutes.
As you can see from the picture, a huge entrance sign acted as a beacon
to guide us out of the parking lot (thank goodness they used an English word
instead of one of their product names like Figlwart). And we were on our way to spend lots of money!
Note Skylars hi-tech stroller cart.
Infants arent allowed to sit in the regular carts on the second level,
although they can on the ground level. Skylar
was disappointed to discover that the kids room didnt have a pool of
balls; thats why there isnt a picture of him in one.
Our first purchase!
Funhouse mirrors for Skylars changing room. (See if you can find Dad in the picture.)
The IKEA shopping experience can be quite
Or just too much fun! Throw a couple of these in the cart!