When I went to Kentucky for the GE Momsperience, they put us up in the 21c Museum Hotel which has the most heavenly beds ever and, as the name suggests, is also a museum.
As an employee told us
after I’d had a few martinis so I’m only sort of sure the details are right, there used to be an art exhibit with these red penguins and after it was over, the penguins stayed at the hotel and became the most recognizable symbol for the hotel. The penguins move around during the day: by employees, by people who come through, or maybe all on their own.
This guy was right outside my window, keeping me safe:
This guy welcomed us to GE Momsperience:
Me and Ashley with the penguin who hung out with us as we waited for a table for 12 at Proof on Main, the yummy restaurant in our hotel.
After dinner and after the welcome reception (so this would be after approximately 4 martinis
Deciding I was in love with this penguin and was going to take him with me- but I was told this was perfectly fine, as long as I didn’t walk out the door with him- sorry to my boys, who would love a penguin to play with
So, I decided to take him to bed with me:
on Ashley’s camera exists a picture of me in bed with the penguin, trying to give him a cuddle.
And then I realized that I never get to sleep alone, so Mr. Penguin was sent to the elevator. I assume that he took a ride and walked himself to another part of the hotel. Or that he frightened the next group of people to get on the elevator.
GE paid for my trip, but all opinions and strange pics with penguins are my own.