I had such high expectations, my kids have seaon passes from their grandparents and I wanted to be blown away. Instead, I was mildly disappointed. The attendance policy is in constant revision because of the crowding inside. I was so unhappy with the way the exhibits were set up because as amazing as they were, we couldn't get near them. The food and souvenirs were extremely overpriced and there is nowhere else to feed kids anywhere close.
We have rented from this company 4 times and have never been disappointed. Each cabin is immaculate, beautifully furnished, with lovely settings, be it the side of a mountain or deep in a valley next to a babbling creek. We have enjoyed them in the splendor of fall and the heat of summer and had a ball evertime. I highly recommend the company and they have many more options to choose from, we intend to go through them all!
Not even an two hours outside Atlanta is a beautiful state park with an amazing view of the state. The park has an ancient indian rock wall whose purpose has never been defined. The park has two hikes to the top, one advanced and one that is more for the inexperienced. We enjoyed both. The pioneer camping facilites are somewhat extreme, it is quite walk compared to others we have been to, but is was a great way to spend the weekend.
Planning for the inevitable is not something most people like to do, however, it is a necessity to make things easier on loved ones. The staff was kind, considerate of our needs, appreciative of our budget and questions and made this whole process as pain-free as possible. They answered questions with authority and yet with concern for our concers. The location is good, right on 41 in Kennesaw and there is a cemetary right next door.
In the search for a place for my grandmother, I visited quite a few disgusting facilities. There was not anything outwardly wrong with this nursing home from the lobby where we waited 20 minutes for our scheduled tour giver to return from lunch. She forgot about us, not unforgivable. However, as we sat waiting a resident who was obviously suffering from dementia, walked out the front doors, setting the alarm off and not one staff member came to check on it. After a minute ot 2 a maintenance guy walked the resident back in and we got up and left. Not even worth talking to them.
It is so sad to me that some people really cannot afford to place their family members anywhere else. The facility is old, unmaintained and frankly, atrocious. The smell of urine is pervasive and I felt so badly for the residents it was hard not to cry. I will purchase long term care insurance just because of this place. The staff was unimpressed with a woman screaming in the hallway and we finally just walked out.
This campus is what all elder care facilities should apire to. The campus is set up as a progressive care setting. They have independent homes and condominiums all the way to skilled nursing care. It really is set up like a college campus for senior citizens. The homes are in one section and then you dirve around to the condos, then to the assisted living building and then to the skilled nursing. Everyone seemed friendly, however, it seemed to be rather exclusive (re: expensive) so we couldn't even consider it.
In looking for a place to place my granmother, we visited this lovely facility. It was clean, sanitary, and smelled nicely, unlike some of the other places we visited. They had a beautiful bird cage in the lobby, the residents were alert and interesting. The cafeteria was great-looking and they are in a great location. Unfortunately, because of how nice it is, there is a long waiting list to get in. The residents rooms were in need of updating though.
Atlanta residents are extraordinarily lucky to have one of the finest children's hospital organizations in the country right here in our city. There is no place else to take your children with medical issues where they take such incredible care of both children and their families. Unfortunately, we have been in their facilities on more than one occasion and I am always impressed with everyone from the "readers" who are volunteers who spend time with the children reading to the high end specialists who could speak another language in their "medical speak" but always manage to explain in plain english.
My sister in law had my niece there about a year ago and I was very unhappy with the level of care they receieved prior to delivery and during labor. This hospital has just not kept up with the other facilities in the city in terms of care, comfort and concern. The facility itself is not very up-to-date and family friendly. Also, deicisions the nursing staff made in terms of her labor seemed archaic to me and made an extremely rough time for my sister in law. There are plenty of other places to have a baby in Atlanta, make sure your physician is affiliated with one of them.