“The weary business traveler might disagree, but hotels can be a lot of fun,” my girls said yesterday morning.
Okay, they didn’t say that. What they said was, “Can we explore?!” And we did. Here is some fun we found at a fairly unassuming Embassy Suites in Atlanta.
— A large, empty, mostly dark ballroom—perfect for running around in and spooking yourself about what might be behind the closet doors.
— A pretty series of small metal sculptures of different species of sea life, suspended from the ceiling (the hotel was next to the aquarium). Because we observed the artwork from each of the eight floors, we discovered that the sculptures form the shape of a tarpon. Okay, we thought it was a dolphin, but still, it was neat.
— Lots of chairs in the lobby and various public lounging areas, each one a different vantage point.
— The glass elevator. Buttons. View of the atrium. Vertical movement. Nuff said.
The whole inner child thing has been done to death, but really, my kids know what they’re talking about when it comes to fun. Our little exploration reminded me to follow their lead more often.
Not sure what today’s joy will be, aside from the moment I am finally unpacked from our trip. But I’ll let you know.
Photo: Embassy Suites