Thursday, August 25, 2011

IKEA is here!

You know how I mentioned there's a new IKEA in Colorado?

I went there. It was crazy.
There were police directing traffic. There were event staff directing pedestrians to slow down the flow of people into the building. There were people bumping into me (now I'm having flashbacks of pickpocketing fears from Panama trip and I swing my purse to the front), kids freaking out, adults freaking out, little carts and huge yellow bags EVERYWHERE.

So it was pretty much awesome. Like Disney World (Disclaimer: I've never been to Disney World), only at the end of all the lines, there's more lines and you get lost trying to get out of the parking garage. I think I'll wait until the crowd dies down. It's been a month since the grand opening and it's still like this, so I can only assume I need to wait about a year. Needless to say, I didn't buy anything, but I managed to spend 4 hours there. Sigh.

On a sad note, I checked out the HULTO chairs while I was there, and I think they're too small. LAME.

I'm still considering them though. Because they're still a possibility.

Rachel May

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

I'm Back! and the Panama Canal

Hello! Oh, how I've missed you. I've been back in town for about a week now, just trying to get back into the groove of things. So far so good! I have so much to share. But first, why don't we start with a trip recap? Don't mind if I do!

click on the image for a larger view.

Our trip started in Panama City, mainly because that's where the plane lands. We flew from Orlando to Miami and landed at our destination. The next morning, we checked out the canal. It was really breathtaking. I really had no opinion about going to the canal or not, but after being there, I can say it's a "must see" if you go to Panama. It gives you a whole new perspective for all those things you're buying overseas. And it brings income to the city, which helps their area thrive.

Fun fact: It takes 8 hours for a ship to get through the canal.
Another Fun fact: They're currently constructing a larger canal to accomodate larger ships.

There's so much more to show you and to share-we were in Panama for 2 weeks. So I'll post more updates soon.

I'm curious to know what other people's favorite vacations/sights have been. Did it surprise you, or were you looking forward to it all along?

Rachel May