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Published: June 11th 2007
Vintage Meets IKEA Dining RoomIKEA Run!
Most everything in this room is vintage, but we got a couple IKEA pieces to round it out. At IKEA, we got the Flokati rug and the two white lamps on the credenza.
Our mission: to finish our home decorating.
Our test: to see if my long-term illness could withstand a mini-roadtrip, to make sure that I'd be ready for Paraguay.
We managed fairly well on both counts when we drove the 500 miles each way to IKEA Minneapolis (at a 7 hour drive each way, the closest IKEA to Lawrence, KS). Yes, I did jokingly sing a reinterpreted version of the "500 Miles" song (by The Proclaimers) with lyrics about Sweden and particleboard. Good times, good times. We also played the License Plate Game both ways, as we went straight up I-35 through Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, and Minnesota. We got only 23 states this time.
Really, there's not a lot to tell about this short trip, dear reader. We drove 7.5 hours, went to IKEA for 3 hours, slept, went back to IKEA for 3.5 more hours, and then drove 7.5 hours home. But, we got some really cool stuff for our house (see a couple pictures), and we got to see this excellent sign for Terrible's Casino.
I got pretty darn sick on Tuesday, on the way back, but luckily, I still have a few weeks before
IKEA hot dogs...50 cents. We had a couple of these when we realized we'd been shopping for hours and were starving. Now, if only they would have let us nap in one of their show bedrooms, we'd never have to leave!
I head to South America. I'm taking tons of vitamins and resting as much as I can--reading and doing schoolwork. Hopefully, I am getting stronger as the days pass.
Next up--I go to my Fulbright Orientation in Pittsburg. Stay tuned!