Monday, January 5, 2015

Ice, Ice, Baby

We found some cold temperatures while we were back in Texas. 

It was 9 degrees in Dallas! 

Not outside though.  The 9 degree weather we found was in the Gaylord Texan Resort.

We left Evelyn with grandparents one day, and took the big kids to the Gaylord for the ICE exhibit.

To get to the exhibit hall, we first had to walk through the hotel atrium.  It was amazingly beautiful.  Of course the kids favorite was the train (which I failed to snap any pictures of).


Then it was off to see the ice.  We slipped on the big blue coats that they hand out to everyone over our own coats and were ready to brave the cold!

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Being that we went to the exhibit after Christmas, it wasn’t overly crowded.  But boy was it cold!  And silly me forgot our gloves/mittens.  The kids didn’t seem to mind though.  The theme this year was Frosty the Snowman, and they were so excited to see their favorite Christmas movie brought to life in ice sculptures.  Oh, and they enjoyed the ice slides too!


My hands were crazy cold (I have Raynaud’s which causes my hands and feet to feel colder than normal), so I handed my camera over to Jarrod for most of our time in the cold so that I could pull my bare hands up inside of my coat sleeves (the big blue coats didn’t have pockets).

In addition to the Frosty sculptures, there was also a section dedicated to how these massive ice structures are made. 


The exhibit ended with a gorgeous nativity (that was hard to get a good picture of).


The Gaylord National in Washington, D. C. also has the ICE exhibit each year, so we are hoping to go there next year.  And I’ll hopefully remember the gloves!


Meg Taylor said...

This is seriously so cool!!! I've never been to an ice place this, but would love to! I'll actually be at this hotel in March for a work conference, but I doubt it'll still be up then haha!

Jen said...

This looks so cool!!! I would love to visit this some day!

Traci@TheHallway said...

So so cool!! Having Arthritis has been even worst being in this cold weather... I can barely make a grasp on to things at times. I can't imagine how yours feels:(

Sarah said...

Might have to visit there sometime just so I can go down that fun slide!!

Rachel Ross said...

That is so cool!!

♥ ♥ Just a Girl in Love w/ a Soldier ♥ ♥ said...

The Hubbs and I's first date was to the ICE exhibit at the Gaylord in TX. I can't wait to go to the one here in Nashville with him this coming Christmas. Its always so fun but yes so so COLD!!!!!

Karen @ And Then We Laughed said...

The Gaylord at National Harbor has an ICE exhibit. We have yet to check it out. Looks cool (see what I did there?). :)

Shannon said...

Wow - this place looks ridiculously cool! (no pun intended)