Vacation update: Spent much of the day at Ikea today. *drool* So much to buy! So much that I didn't need but wanted wanted wanted! I know elo_sf had trouble with them, and my visit didn't end the way I wanted it to, but still! So much stuff! I think I could have lived on the first floor (of the East Palo Alto one). So much kitchen stuff! I don't even cook and I just wanted it all.
The downside of the Ikea visit: The one thing I went there for (a dresser) they were out of the style I liked. I ordered it online, but I bet the postage will be murder (the package weighs 100 pounds). The other thing I found that I really liked (a giant hedgehog-shaped foot rest thingie) they were out of. I did buy a ton of kitchen stuff though.
Tomorrow: Driving up north and east, checking out what's east and north of Oakland.