We visited the second ACTS retirement community in Media, PA, Granite Farms Estates. There is friendly competition between the two ACTS communities, and this week they are competing against each other in water volleyball! Built in 1984, Granite Farms Estates is situated on 55 acres with about 300 apartments, 60 assisted living units, and 60 skilled care beds. They have completed a $300 million renovation, which includes a wing of assisted living apartments topped by The Preserve, two floors of luxury independent living in contemporary style.
|Granite Farms Estates is a gated community,|
and the "driveway" exits at a traffic light
|View of the front of Granite Farms Estates, including the main entrance|
|Hearth in the "living room" section of the lobby|
|One of two dining rooms, open only for dinner|
|The bistro, Crossroads Café, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner|
|It seems each floor has a lounge, and each lounge has a computer room|
|A typical hallway|
|Guest apartment bedroom|
|Nifty set up opposite the kitchen|
Granite Farms Estates is about one mile from Riddle Hospital, and two miles from Penn State Brandywine. There are other colleges in a radius of five miles.
The closest major airport is Philadelphia International/PHL, about 14 miles away.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
We had a voucher for a full breakfast, then left Granite Farms Estate to drive to Washington, DC. We just made it in time for our noon timed tickets to be admitted to the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Kent was up at 6:30 to reserve these free tickets.
|National Museum of African-American History and Culture|
|The bronze-colored openwork cast aluminum panels|
|A peek at the fountain in the Contemplative Court|
We continued to Springfield, VA, where Kent had dinner with Mark VW, and I was picked up by Diane W to have dinner at the Red Hot and Blue Fairfax, in order to have a Virginia comfort food: Brunswick stew. Thick, rich and tasty! I still have to research when I last saw Diane, it was it was definitely not as long as with Sue M! Maybe 15 years!