Friday, January 04, 2008

Road Trip: dining at the Ikea store...part 1

Road Trip to the Ikea store...

(I hope Springfield, IL gets an Ikea store - this place is fantastic!)

Springfield could be a great place for an Ikea.

We get a lot of travelers to the Lincoln Presidential Museum

and folks traveling in general via I-55 and I-72.

If you get a chance to shop at an Ikea...go there!
It is an incredible shopping experience.
As you can see from the photos, Ikea's are HUGE stores.
The one we shopped at had three levels. They have elevators in the center of the store.
The escalators also have an option to transport your shopping cart.

My first trip to Ikea was a rushed trip.
We had about a half hour to eat and shop.
We got some food and looked around, but didn't buy anything other than a meal.
We knew we wanted to return though...

Click on a photo for a larger view.

Ikea's cafeteria has carts for your meal trays.
This is a wonderful idea.
I would like to suggest built in drink holders too.
My glass bottle of carbonated juice managed
to fall off the tray and make an incredible mess of things.

The famous Ikea swedish meatballs.

Salmon with veggies and lingonberry sauce.
The sauce on the salmon was a special request.
It usually is for the meatballs.

Macaroni and cheese...from the kids menu...

The desserts here are amazing. Try any of them.
Shown above is their chocolate cake.
Their apple pie is stuffed full of apples.

More later...

Handy links:

Google Sightseeing - Ikea stores

Google Maps - Ikea in
Schaumburg, IL.
Satellite view

Wikipedia page regarding Ikea

Funny Ikea Billboard - United States

Ikea for Kids

Lighting for kids rooms


Sinks and Faucets

Fan Sites...



Positive Fanatics


Restaurant Review - IKEA Orlando

IKEA, the hot spot for breakfast

Search for blogs that mention IKEA

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Lake Springfield Deer
Photos from a drive down S. Sixth Street
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The Apple Barn in Chatham is now OPEN!
A drive around Lake Springfield (photos)
Red Hat Society Ladies
Ginger Asian Bistro
Blueberry waffled eggs, Naked Fruit Drinks, Dr. Oz
Photos of the upcoming Walmart at S. 6th and Hazel Dell
Fried Sushi

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Name that restaurant...part 21

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The Veggie Burger at Memorial's Cafeteria
Edwin Watts Southwind Park Update Nov 8, 2007
CWLP Power Plant Construction Tour
Lake Springfield Improvements
More I-72 Recreation Drive interchange construction

Pound Dog Rescue Benefit
Open Dome in Riverton, IL
Humphrey's Pizzeria is now open!
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Wood sculptures on Dirksen Parkway

APL Animal Protective League / Butterflies
Cross country bicyclist pedals to Springfield
Chasing Rainbows / Lake Springfield sunset
Old Capitol Art Fair 2007 photos
Another alternative energy car !

Sushi Beautiful Sushi
That electric car at Washington Park
The dog water fountains at Washington Park
The Apple Barn is OPEN !!!!
Smoker's lungs

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree...
The Cub's Ryan O'Malley and Ron Santo visit
The Pizza Machine
Ryan O'Malley with the Chicago Cubs
Gulls Gulls Gulls
Former Cardinal and Cubs pitcher Lee Smith
Ryan O'Malley and the Chicago Cubs

Chatham's cow chip throwing contest 2006
2005 Illinois State Fair photos
Powerlight Fest photos
More Illinois State Fair photos

My first Illinois State Fair Parade (see photos!)
More photos from the Decatur Celebration
My trip to Decatur
April 19, 2005 - President Bush visits Springfield
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum celebration

Springfield, Illinois email list

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