Eloise in Atlanta

“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 ballroomperfect 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.

Pretty, huh?

— 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

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16 Responses to Eloise in Atlanta

  1. This is lovely. It is so wonderful to look at the world through the eyes of a child.

  2. Gretchen hancock says:

    My kid wants to be eloise. somedays she thinks she is. Heck, really, don’t we all?? (skibble skibble)

  3. Tori Nelson says:

    I try to think like my kid as much as possible. I have a blast… although peeing my pants is not so wonderful 🙂

  4. I love, love, LOVE Eloise! And a great adventure in the city with girls young and old enough to have a good explore sounds like all kinds of awesome. Hooray for you! Now I have to go look up “tarpon” 🙂

  5. Angie Z. says:

    Kids in a glass elevator with buttons. Ah, indeed — enough said.

  6. We’re thinking of installing a glass elevator with lots of buttons to entertain our kids. We could just stick them in there on Friday nights when we go out and they’ll be completely thrilled.

  7. Embassy Suites with a glass elevator was Da Bomb for Dimples last summer. We could almost have bypassed the whole Disney World thing and she would have been happy.

  8. Sharon says:

    Yesss, my “Like” gravatar bumped your thumbnails into a second row! Like a Sargeant’s stripe. I salute your post.

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