{You are traveling through another dimension.  A dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind.  A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination.  Next stop The Ikea Zone}. 

Drive up, to the vast land of IKEA in NW Miami.  It’s the big blue and yellow monolith, filled with countless, curious objects and unidentifiable edibles.  Aliens and locals alike drop their jaws and scratch their heads in awe with questions such as, “que es esto?” and “can you really eat this?”  Follow the crowds up the escalatory cliffs.  Get a map or risk being lost forever in the colorful, extensive labyrinths of exotic furnishings and gadgets.  If you eventually do find your way out, you will be rewarded with Swedish meatballs. Really J.

The map at the entrence states, “We have prepared the IKEA store for you to shop on your own”. It should read: Get into herd mode and let yourself be corralled around the ameba shaped, pathway, where escape is unheard of until branding time.   Many, many 3-hour long excursions later, we bought our affordable kitchens,  installed them “on our own” and then accumulated unpronounceable sustenance from their deli market place to munch on while trying to figure out the “it’s so easy to assemble, a child can do it” instructions.  Sadly we couldn’t find a child anywhere.  

Reward yourselves with hearty kitchen preparations from the IKEA family restaurant.  Breakfast (Swedish-American selections), is very cheap.  Lunch (1/4 chicken w/veggies & mashed potato), is almost as cheap. Dinner is inexpensive.  Try the Swedish meatballs.  They are pretty tasty.