being at @CallawayGardens was a GOOD eye-opening experience

Pete and I went to Callaway Gardens for the Harvest Moon Festival.  I expected to enjoy things they had set up and it’s a gorgeous time of year to be outside in Georgia.

It was pretty.

Callaway Gardens

We got to see the B-52′s!

B-52's at Callaway Gardens

We ate a brownie.

With carrots. and spinach. and orange juice. and flaxseed.


For real.  I bought one.


Yes, the Harvest Moon Festival was a lot of fun and Callaway Gardens was a lovely experience.

But, what made it wonderful?? The fact that we had every expectation of the place to be inaccessible and were WRONG.

Yeah, the beach was off-limits, but I plan to tell them about the wonders of having a few sand beach chairs available.

The music was loud was loud, but because it was outside I could get away from the direct noise and still enjoy the concert…my first since the strokes.

It was a hilly, but for someone that doesn’t get to enjoy being out side much because of the lack of concrete, the walkways and paved paths were a joy.

We go a LOT of places and experience how loosely they use the the words “handicap accessible” when building bathrooms.  The bathrooms at CG were large enough that we could both get in without the BATHROOM DANCE we’ve had to learn.

THANK YOU, Callaway Gardens to opening our eyes this great place we could enjoy as a family.

THANK YOU, for not forgetting how important accessibility is, not just convenience, a must-have


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5 Responses to being at @CallawayGardens was a GOOD eye-opening experience

  1. Kristin October 17, 2011 at 12:20 AM #

    I am so glad you got to have this fabulous experience.

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  2. kyooty October 11, 2011 at 12:37 PM #

    YAY!!! for a positive experience. That first pic is beautiful.

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  3. Rachel October 11, 2011 at 8:02 AM #

    It was great to meet you and your husband in person! So glad you enjoyed your visit. :-)

  4. Susan in the Boonies October 10, 2011 at 12:44 PM #

    That is great news!!! I am so glad you were able to fully enjoy your trip there! We had a lovely weekend to drive to North Carolina to see my Aunt Rene, as well. She is facing a pretty terrible diagnosis, and it was SO worth going to see her, that I’m glad I gave up the lovely time I would have had at Calloway gardens, by winning your contest. Her time on earth is finite, and we had a chance to enjoy being with her, and she was well enough to enjoy being with us as well.

    See you in 12 days, Anissa!

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  5. Anissa Mayhew (@AnissaMayhew) (@AnissaMayhew) October 10, 2011 at 11:06 AM #

    I WROTE THIS: being at @CallawayGardens was a GOOD eye-opening experience –

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