Saturday, May 16, 2015

Just one word... IKEA: Spring Break 2015 Day 5

Blogger's Note: If you haven't already, start with the first Spring Break 2015 post. The remaining posts will be much more enjoyable if you understand the inside jokes explained earlier.
Here is the Itinerary for Day 5 (as it was left with the spouses remaining home):


IKEA Fukuoka and whatever random trouble we can get in to. ;)

So the main goal of our final day on the road was to arrive at home. But we weren't overly eager to get back, so we planned a detour in Fukuoka, at IKEA. Sure, there are IKEAs in the States, but since we have been cut off from most shopping establishments we have come to love in the States, a trip to IKEA is almost American, even though IKEA is actually Swedish (and founded by a 17-year-old in the 1940's... Wow). It ranks right up there with a trip to Costco for those of us stationed in Iwakuni. And we just happened to be visiting IKEA Fukuoka on it's third anniversary.

I don't have a lot of photos from IKEA. Because as you will come to understand from this Huffington Post article, there are a lot of emotional obstacles to overcome as you shop IKEA. So, here are the pictures I found on my phone:

I did not buy this item. I can't even remember what it was at this point.
 However, I did purchase the following:

We also managed to lose two children twice and whisper-shout "No! Put that down!" 17 times.

An item to note is that there is a Starbucks within walking distance of IKEA, where Cortney was finally able to find a city mug: Fukuoka.

 Mission accomplished! Time to go home....

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