Thursday, September 22, 2016 – First, big thanks to Rhonda Smith for letting us know about this adorable place. We came to Georgia to see one last Atlanta Braves game at Turner Field. Didn’t even know about this! We so very much appreciate our friends sharing their cool experiences in place we are traveling to! Every photo in this blog post is clickable to enlarge.
From their website: “Pack the ‘Kids™ up for a trip to the new BabyLand General® Hospital in Cleveland, Georgia, voted one of the Travel Channel’s Top Ten Toylands. Beautifully situated on 650 acres in the North Georgia Mountains, this Southern Style home filled with Cabbage Patch Kids will capture the imagination of your entire family. ADMISSION IS FREE.
Pollinated by fanciful Bunnybees®, our magical Cabbage Patch is tended by our Licensed Patch Doctors and Nurses. Babyland General Hospital is the only place in the world where you can witness the birth of a hand-sculpted Cabbage Patch Kid.
With thousands of Cabbage Patch Kids throughout the hospital, you are sure to find your perfect match. Take the Oath of Adoption and your new baby will give you unconditional love.
Babyland General Hospital is located at 300 N.O.K. Drive • Cleveland, Georgia. Visiting hours are Monday – Saturday 9 – 5 and Sunday 10 – 5″
After a really nice day of rest on Wednesday, catching up on a lot of things, we headed out to visit the BabyLand General Hospital where Cabbage Patch Kids are born!
It is a beautiful large home that inside looks like a maternity ward with babies all around! Driving up to it, it looks more like a colonial mansion than a hospital!
In the front room is a large velvet cabbage which I plopped down on for a photo! There are large display cases of old Cabbage Patch dolls some of which are now worth $15,000.
After looking around a while I found Roy watching a Cabbage Patch birth. Under the Magic Crystal Tree there are many Cabbages growing in the Cabbage Patch.
A family already adopted the one that was being born (we did not see the adoption process). The doctor attending the birth explained all about it and sure enough out came a little red haired Cabbage Patch baby. It was wrapped in a pink blanket and showed off proudly. The adopting family was just tickled at their new born. Yes they were a real family. Each adoption gets this elaborate birth display.
After everyone oohed and aahed at the new baby, the family adopting the baby were asked for a name and a few suggestions were give. The baby was allowed to pick the name she liked which was Stephanie Annie.
The doctor left with Stephanie headed to the baby nursery where we watched her through the viewing window. Just like in a real hospital everyone gathers to see the baby being measured, weighed, and her heart checked. This was too cute as well.
This one was suppose to be some sort of scan showing a strong heartbeat but it didn’t show up in the television screen in the photo! The baby did have a strong heartbeat which we saw with our eyes, just not in the photo!
The doctor came out and presented the mama with her beautiful bouncing baby girl! I took photos of them and gave the grannie our card so they could read about and see our photos as well as having their own.
We had fun shopping in the Cabbage Patch store. Little girls would just have such a great time in this place! The ones there were just giggling and smiling while they strolled their newly adopted babies in tiny strollers. Quite a sight to see!
Out front there are several large concrete white cabbage patch kiddos. Here’s two out front!
We drove through the town of Shelby to check things out and found an Ingles grocery (never been to one before) and we bought some Blue Bell Camo and Cream ice cream
and a 5 pound bag of green peanuts to boil. I am trying out various seasonings in the pot of peanuts to see which turns out most flavorful without adding salt. We’ll see!
Our New Orleans Saints will be playing on Monday Night Football against our arch rivals the Dirty Birds of Atlanta (Falcons). We are representing our Saints proudly here in Dirty Bird territory with our Drew Brees Tin Can Man. We’re hoping no Falcons fans take him out!
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