Yesterday was Helmer day! The closest Ikea to me is in Brooklyn and there are a few ways to get there by public transportation, but the best is by water taxi. On the weekends, the water taxi is free from Pier 11 (by Wall Street). I hope you enjoy my journey to Ikea Brooklyn in search of the Helmer on the water taxi :)
A dramatic fall sky over the Brooklyn Bridge
Remember the Real World Brooklyn? The house was the building with the red awning!
Docking at Ikea beats parking at Ikea :)
My Helmer on the way home!
While taking the water taxi to Ikea is certainly awesome, do keep in mind that this means everything you buy isn't simply tossed in the trunk of your car and driven home. As a cab to my apartment from Red Hook, Brooklyn would have rivaled Ikea's $99 shipping (OK so that may be a slight exageration), my boyfriend painfully carried my 30 pound Helmer many blocks, down a few subway staircases, and over the turnstiles. Oh, and he'd like me to mention that this was after he ran in a half marathon earlier in the day. THANKS, BOYFRIEND!!!
Tomorrow I will share with you my completed Helmer :)