Tuesday, August 12, 2008

More about the Gaylord National

The first day at the Gaylord National hotel was quite an experience. The hotel is huge, with a beautiful water foutain in front of the hotel, facing the Potamac River. Unfortunately I wasn't able to leave the property at all yesterday, as I was in meetings all day, but then again, I am here on business and not vacation so that is to be expected. I started the morning attending a group breakfast, expecting the morning to be just a few pleasantries and such. Instead I ended up pinch-hitting for someone's presentation whose flight was delayed. Somehow I pulled it off!

above: the atrium in the hotel, facing the Potomac River, which is quite beautiful actually.

above: Outside the hotel is a neat statue called the "Awakening". It is supposed to be a man coming alive and emerging from the dirt. It is actually somewhat creepy, but I thought it was cool. Today is the first day of our trade show, so hopefully it will be interesting. Thanks for stopping by!

-Rick Rockhill

10 comments:

WAT said...

Not able to leave the property? POOR YOU! STUCK INSIDE PARADISE?

Gaylord. HA. Too easy.

Tod said...

Wow, what a cool hotel.

P.L. Frederick said...

Awakening? Sinking in quicksand, more like.

Lois Grebowski said...

Gaylord sure knows how to make a pretty hotel. Be sure to stop by the Opryland Hotel in Nashville for another... Oh, and look me up. I'm just across town! Enjoy your trip, even if it is for business...

whimsical brainpan said...

Absolutely stunning! I love the statue.

Desert Songbird said...

That atrium is amazing.

I've seen the sculpture before; one of my fellow photo bloggers lives in Maryland, and it used to be located very near her home. It was moved to its present location about a year ago.

Diane J Standiford said...

OMG I LOVE that statue!

Naomi said...

Looks like a great hotel Rick. That sculpture is very unusual. I bet it's quite creepy if you see it in the dark!

P.S. I just noticed the photo of the new member of your family. Is he/she a poodle? Hope he is settling in ok.

© Karelian Blonde said...

Such a hard life you are living ;) Just beautiful!

HoosierGirl5 said...

Sorry I haven't been by in awhile. I trust that all is still going well in Palm Springs. I have always wanted to see that "Awakening" statue. I've heard about it and I think it looks neat!

J.

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