I recently spent several days waiting out Hurricane Katrina at the comfort Suites in Monroe, La.
The lobby was a zoo with all those people trying to get a room. Luckily we had a reservation in advance. I was really impressed with how calm and polite the staff was in the middle of all that craziness. If I had to work that front desk I would have been pulling my hair out.
The staff was great. The rooms were very clean.
They have a wonderful continental breakfast that comes with your room. Eggs sausage,biscuits,waffles,fruit, and an assortment of juice and cereals to choose from. And let's don't forget--coffee!!!
PROS: great food and service
CONS: can be hard to get A ROOM . MAKE A RESERVATION
Paint it my way is a cute little store in the pear orchard shopping center. You can go in a select a piece of pottery to paint. They have a good selection;plates,picture frames, jewelry boxes and more. The staff can help you choose your paint colors and give you great tips .
Its a great way for me to spend creative time with my daughter. She loves to paint. After we finish our painting;we leave the "treasure" to be fired and then we pick it up in about 2-3 days
PROS: lots of fun
CONS: can be busy
If you can get a parking space;Hamils Barbeque is wonderful! It's a family owned restaurant in Madison. They have a lunch buffet with real southern home cooking. And their rolls are to die for! The service is fantastic. Many of them have worked there for several years. If you go once the staff remembers you.
PROS: great food every time
CONS: very little parking
THe Childrens Place at Northpark mall has really cute clothes for boys and girls . Their staff is kind and helpful. They have great prices;especially to be in the mall.
PROS: very helpful
CONS: Have to fight traffic and parking at the mall
My local chick fil a must have the best drive through of any fast food place around. I was backed up almost ten cars and it only took 7 minutes to get through the line. My order was correct and the staff is amazingly polite first thing in the morning. This is my favorite place for breakfast. The chicken biscuits are awesome!
PROS: fast , great food, friendly service
CONS: can't think of a thing
I made my weekly trip to the book rack today. The book rack is a wonderful second hand book store. A TERRIFFIC English lady runs the store and she is the best at recomending books. She really knows her authors and her customers.
PROS: small store;lots of personal help available
CONS: not enough parking
I went to our local Mazzio's pizza today and was very disapointed. My daughters and I had the lunch buffet. There were pieces of pizza left from 3 different kinds of pizza there when we got there. After about 15 minutes more pizza was brought out but 4 pizzas were dessert pizzas and only 2 were regular pizza. There were plenty of people working but not getting much accomplished.
The manger was also being unkind to a man in a wheelchair(he was missing both legs) . He could not reach the drink refill machine from his wheelchair. There were plenty of employees standing close by . They simply stared. I won't be eating here again