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31 Days of Spook – Ellis Hotel

Hello my fellow horror adventurers.  Buckle up my friends… it’s going to be a bumpy ride today.

Let’s focus today on the Ellis Hotel that is located in downtown Atlanta, right in mom/dad’s backyard if you will.

The Ellis Hotel used to be called the Winecoff Hotel.  On December 7, 1946 it had over 260 guests checked in for overnight.  Around 3:00AM (the witching hour some say), an elevator operator smelled smoke near the fifth floor and notified other employees.  Unfortunately by that time, the third, fourth and fifth floors were already on fire. The hotel was suppose to be fireproof and it turned out that night that it wasn’t.  Due to being ‘fireproof, there was no fire escapes, no fire doors, no sprinklers or alarm system.  Over 119 guests perished that night.

The hotel was reopened in 1951 as the Peachtree Hotel on Peachtree.  It passed through multiple ownerships and in 2007 it was named the Ellis Hotel.  There are rumors of items being moved, voices, children running and woman screaming down the hallways.  One time, two weeks in a row, the current alarm system went off at 2:48AM – the same time each week.

Mom/dad felt festive one day several months ago.  It was during their monthly date night and they spent the night at the Hotel Ellis.  It doesn’t take much to spook dad but mom on the other hand is a hard one to crack.  They stayed on the third floor in a very nice room.  Dad woke mommy up around 2:30AM complaining about the activity in the hallway.  When mom checked it out, there was nothing.  She didn’t hear it or see anything but dad said it woke him up.  Around 3:30AM, mommy woke up smelling smoke.  She’s very sensitive to the smell and she said it was overwhelming.  Again, she woke daddy up and he didn’t smell anything.  And for some reason, the elevator door went up and down a lot that night.  They could hear the doors opening and closing but no foot steps.  Needless to say, they didn’t get much sleep that night.

 
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Posted by on 10/18/2014 in 31 Days of Spook, Bacon

 

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31 Days of Spook – Story Submission

BOO!

How are you making it my dear sweet friends.  Are you enjoying my 31 Days of Spook.  Are you getting scared yet?  Do you need to hold my hoof?  Today I have another great story submission by my pals Mop, Dusty, Billy, Pip, Cupcake and Cocoa.  Do you know these happy little guinea pigs from Living the Squeak Life?  If you don’t you are surely missing out on some entertainment and adventures.  Be sure to visit their blog – and tell them that Bacon sent you.

“Whee went on a little camp not too long ago and stayed in a grand old house once the home of an old Earl. It wasn’t long before whee learned that the hall had many creepy stories hanging over it, wheek! Now whee will share our tale with you. Mop, being our story-teller, will lead this story.

 I led my friends up the stairs. There were many grand stairs which led to a large room at the bottom. The perfect place for a wedding. I could already imagine the Bride-Pig coming down here from one side, meeting her father before descending down to meet the Groom-Pig at the bottom of the stairs.

Seemed I wasn’t the only one who thought this! For, what were the odds that on that very day there was a wedding?  A beautiful piggy in a gorgeous dress sat at the top of the stairs.

“Sorry!” I squeaked, filled with embarrassment. Pip was rather attracted to the pale grey sow but, I promptly reminded him that she was in a wedding dress. “I didn’t realize that there was a wedding here today.”

She promised that it was okay and so on whee carried. After exploring the hall whee headed back down to where our tour guide waited. “You didn’t tell us there was a wedding today!” Cupcake wheeked, ever the old romantic.

“There isn’t.” He replied.

Whee were horrified! Who was that whee had bumped into? A bit of research soon uncovered a creepy story about an unfaithful Bride-Pig who slept with another boar on the night before her wedding. In a rage the Groom-Pig killed her and she has wandered the halls ever since, looking for the wedding that never was. Is it her who whee saw? The Grey Piggy of the hall?”

 
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Posted by on 10/10/2014 in 31 Days of Spook, Bacon

 

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Last Day to Vote

Love is in the air here at the Hotel Thompson – that is for sure!

Today is the last day to vote for the Bachelor and Bachelorette that will go out on a date on Valentine’s day, February 14th.  The wonderful romantic ‘date night’ will be posted on Monday, February 17th.

Be sure to vote!

Vote for the Bachelor here:  https://piglove.wordpress.com/2014/02/05/lets-make-a-love-connection/

Vote for the Bachelorette here:  https://piglove.wordpress.com/2014/02/07/lets-make-a-love-connection-bachelorettes/

 
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Posted by on 02/11/2014 in Pet Rocks

 

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Let’s Make a Love Connection – Bachelorettes

Love is in the air here at the Hotel Thompson.   Valentines Day is right around the corner.  It’s a special day .  You see mom and dad got engaged on Valentines Day many, many, many years ago – snorts.

Our pet rocks here are growing and want to do something special for Valentine’s Day.  They are willing to be involved in the making of a love connection.  Kind of like a twist between the Bachelor and the Dating Game.

We now have three men rocks – Manny, Benedict and Bashful.  We also now have three women rocks – Princess Coralena, Virginia and Rockelle.  We are putting love to the test and are counting on you for help.

We are going to let you our blog friends VOTE on who goes out on a date with who for Valentines Day.  I will post their ‘date night’ on Monday, February 17, 2014.  What they did, where they went, what troubles they got into.  You know all of the juicy behind the scenes stuff.

Today we vote for the bachelorette.  Who will go out on a date.  Here’s a little bio of each for you to decide.

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Bachelorette #01 – Princess Coralena

Princess Coralena comes to us from the happy place called Hawaii.  She is a princess who loves romance, kind gestures and spice.

Princess Coralena’s view on love, “I am from the romantic islands of Hawaii where love is in the air at every turn.  One day I will find my king to cherish and treat him like the rock he is. I love dancing – especially hula dancing – winks.” 

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Bachelorette #02 – Virginia

Virginia came to us from Stuart in Virginia.  She is sassy.  Don’t let that demure look of green eyes and red lipstick fool you.  She is a vixen.  She’s read more Harlequin Romance novels than mom – and that’s a LOT!

Virginia’s view on love,  “I look for a rock not on his looks but on his undying love for me.  I’m looking for my missing piece to my heart and when the matching piece finds me, it’s for eternity. I love camping out on the sofa and being a couch rock watching romantic movies while holding hands.

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Bachelorette #03 – Rockelle

 Rockelle came to us from Fozziemum in Australia.  She has the cutest, sexiest little accent.  She loves to party and have a great time.

Rockelle’s view on love, “Love as much as you can as long as you can.  I love long walks, cooking and eating.  Who doesn’t like eating?  My favorite date is holding pebbles in a mountain stream while watching the stars in the sky.

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So who will it be?  Who would you like to see go on a date on Valentine’s Day.

 
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Posted by on 02/07/2014 in Bacon, Pet Rocks

 

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Let’s Make a Love Connection – Bachelors

Love is in the air here at the Hotel Thompson.   Valentines Day is right around the corner.  It’s a special day .  You see mom and dad got engaged on Valentines Day many, many, many years ago – snorts.

Our pet rocks here are growing and want to do something special for Valentine’s Day.  They are willing to be involved in the making of a love connection.  Kind of like a twist between the Bachelor and the Dating Game.

We now have three men rocks – Manny, Benedict and Bashful.  We also now have three women rocks – Princess Coralena, Virginia and Rockelle.  We are putting love to the test and are counting on you for help.

We are going to let you our blog friends VOTE on who goes out on a date with who for Valentines Day.  I will post their ‘date night’ on Monday, February 17, 2014.  What they did, where they went, what troubles they got into.  You know all of the juicy behind the scenes stuff.

Today we vote for the guys.  Who will go out on a date.  Here’s a little bio of each for you to decide.

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Bachelor #01 – Manny

Manny comes to us from France via Easy.  He is a lover, has humor but is French and knows how to use it.  He sweeps women off of their rocks in just a matter of a few words.  Manny is also an excellent chef specializing in French cuisine.

Manny’s view on love, “I am French.  It’s all about the woman and my love for her.  One day I will meet the rock that makes my mustache curl and I will know it is her.  I will treat her like the Queen she is.”

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Bachelor #02 – Benedict Cumberock

Benedict Cumberock comes to us from the United Kingdom via Misaki.  He’s a wonderful addition to the Hotel Thompson.  Has a great sense of humor, makes everyone laugh and loves to play games.  He has a sensitive side and quite the history buff.

Benedict’s view on love,  “What matters most is what is on the inside and I have lots of love there.  When I finally find that special woman who looks past my eyes, I will be in heaven and there’s no place like that.”

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Bachelor #03 – Bashful

 Bashful started out here at the Hotel Thompson.  He was a donation to me so that I would have a bit of company.  Bashful has a wicked sense of humor with lots of love and a huge jokester.  His favorite thing is to travel the world being an international rolling stone.

Bashful’s view on love, “Love is something special.  Something to be shared with your other half that’s meant just for you.  You treat her as special as she is for as long as you can.”

So who will it be?  Who would you like to see go on a date on Valentine’s Day.

 
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Posted by on 02/05/2014 in Bacon, Pet Rocks

 

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Relaxing Sunset Anyone?

20130724-221548.jpgLike everyone else, sometimes mom/dad just need some time alone to regroup and breathe.  Yesterday afternoon, they left me alone for a couple of hours.  I know – I wasn’t too keen about it before hand.  But, they fed me early, loved on me, tucked me into my bed with the remote for my television and said they were going out on a ‘date night’ and not to wait up.

They ended up going to Lake Lanier Islands and having a night time picnic.  Look at this amazing picture mom took of the sunset.  Beautiful isn’t it?  Almost – ALMOST made me want to go… if it wasn’t outside – snorts. 

 

 
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Posted by on 08/25/2013 in Bacon

 

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