I love to shop at IKEA. Unfortunately the closest store is ~500 miles away in Phoenix and a minivan rental costs ~$150. Thankfully the cost was divided up because a few coworkers (also IKEA fans!) wanted to buy some bed frames, shelves, kitchen utensils, dinnerware and toys too! Oh, and Joseph came all the way from LA to help out! THANKS!
Here is my IKEA Phoenix journey in pictures:
~ THURSDAY NIGHT ~
Pricelined 3 star Raddison for $55 (2 days before check in). Beautiful lobby.
Apparently the Radisson has some special deal with the sleep number mattresses…all their beds have this remote control for the firm/softness of your mattress. Verdict: No good…no matter what sleep number I tried, it just didn’t feel right.
~ FRIDAY MORNING ~
Empty Town & Country Minivan (all seats folded down! How cool!):
SUCCESS! Remember IKEA products stack REALLY well. Full minivan:
Lunch at Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop…Capastrami (Hot pastrami! YUM!), Cran Slam Club(Turkey, Cranberry sauce, ham! Interesting!), and they accidentally gave us a free Slaw Be Jo (roast beef, cole slaw) (now, read ‘Slaw Be Jo’ 10 times, and then you’ll say…CLEVER NAME!). Good sandwiches, especially the hot pastrami!
We took a quick stop for some ol’ fashion ice cream at Mary Coyle Ice Cream & Yogurt
It was reallllly good!
~ SATURDAY ~
Joseph has his first New Mexican meal at El Pinto
(Kuan was also there)
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So what did I buy at IKEA? Stay tuned for my next post!