I went and had a good time. My dad is 77 years old, and starting to slow down a little, so the blind was nice and comfortable. It has a bench to sit on, but I spent the whole day standing in the blind. The old blinds had a solid top that rolled on tracks to uncover you. The new blind tops are a metal frame with chicken wire and fake grass. This new top needs to be shoved out of the way when it is time to shoot. Another thing about the blinds is they have a musty smell, and we found dead mice in the blind. Not a big deal. However, I do not like to go too early in the season, because several years ago, I went the first day they were open for the season, and we had a garter snake in the blind. I HATE SNAKES! This year, there were snake skins at the blind, but the temperature was in the 20's to 30's, so no snakes.
We saw lots of snow geese, a few ducks, very few canada geese, and some swans, blue birds, turkey vultures, and blue herons. None of the geese were close enough to shoot, but a few of the ducks were almost in range.
We have been going there since the mid 1970's, and used to get geese often. The last 5 years or so, we went every year, and have not fired a shot once. But like I said, we had a good time anyway. Seeing and hearing all of those birds was exciting.