A Week in the Life of A Park Springs Member

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Welcome to Park Springs, where Members, not residents, make up our amazing community. It is our Members who make Park Springs what it is and create the unique experience that sets us apart. Below is a first hand account of a week in the life of a Park Springs Member, Mr. Stauss.

It has been an exciting week for Park Springs Members.

There were so many Members joining the Dining Club venture to Dante’s Down The Hatch restaurant that we had to take the big red bus. The intriguing name of the restaurant alone was adequate to perk our interest and get the week started with a fun and enticing event. Dante‚Äôs was designed around an 18th century sailing ship concept where ship cabins seat small groups to enjoy the experience of a delicious fondue diner. The hostess fired up the oil pots while we sipped drinks and indulged on the delicious bread. The menu offered many fine items to choose from. I ordered the mandarin combo, which included cut up pieces of chicken, pork, beef, shrimp and vegetables. Each bite was cooked to perfection on the long fondue forks. We enjoyed the live entertainment of a guitar player right behind our table. The diner encouraged much fun and friendly conversation with great food. The Dining Club experience was enjoyed by all.

We finished the last of theOsher Lifelong Learning (OLLI) series, Great Decisions, with a most interesting lecture on Indonesia, a country many of us knew very little about. These lectures have been extremely interesting and well presented by experts in their field. The lectures were thought provoking and very informative. We all look forward to the next series as soon as theclasses can be scheduled.

On Wednesday, Simone escorted a group of fifteen residents on an architectural tour of Buckhead and downtown Atlanta. We picked up Jim Howe, a professional architectural guide in the Atlanta area to show us around. Many of us knew him from his guided tour of Northern Atlanta and his visual presentation of Western Europe. Jim led us on a leisurely tour through the Buckhead community pointing out many architecturally outstanding homes of the rich and famous ofAtlanta. We learned to identify the four basic styles of Greek architecture displayed on many of the house columns. This part of the tour was completed in time to have a delicious lunch at Six Feet Under, right across the street from the famous Oakland Cemetery. The restaurant is noted for its delicious fish dishes and many of us had their famous shrimp or fish baskets, which included their thin sliced fried potatoes. Everyone reported that they enjoyed their lunch.

We then took a bus tour around Oakland Cemetery with frequent stops for information regarding the history and significance of the cemetery. We then toured downtown, midtown and uptown Atlanta with interesting briefings regarding the architect, architectural significance and history of many of Atlanta’s famous buildings. It was noted that several of the downtown buildings were designed by world famous architects like I. M. Pei and Richard Meier. We then drove through Olympic Park to end up at the world famous Peach Tree Christian Church. The church is famous for its world-class stained glass windows. The church minister escorted us through the sanctuary explaining each window and how they depicted the birth, life and crucifixionof Christ. The church is world famous and is more beautiful than any that I have seen in Europe.

It was a great week for Park Springs Members, which provided many opportunities for site seeing, entertainment, knowledge of the area and great dining.
-Park Springs Member, William S.

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