Monday, November 23, 2009


The Gaylord Texan is a magnificent resort/hotel near us that hosts an annual ice attraction that this year features "How the Grinch Stole Christmas." 40 master artisans from China took 30 days and transformed 5,000 blocks of ice weighing two million pounds (!) into the city of Who-ville. It is breath-taking.

The worst best part is, the temperature of the attraction is 7 degrees. Now, wuss that I am when it comes to cold, I was not looking forward to the frigid temperature. However, we were bundled up with our own coats/hats/ gloves and then the Gaylord Texan people provide you with yet another coat, so we were toasty warm the entire time.

Keaton, Hayden, and Landon entering Who-ville.

The twenty-foot ice slide was the family favorite. Peyton and I waited at the bottom for multiple slides from older siblings.

It's hard to believe this is all made out of ice.

Landon tried didn't work.

Frigid photo ops

Hot chocolate was calling our name once we exited the exhibit. "The Grinch that Stole Christmas" video was playing on big screens, so we sat and watched. Landon and mom cozied up.

The gift shop provided opportunities to touch...

...and get tickled at ourselves.

"We had THIS much fun!!"


Anonymous said...

That is so much fun - so glad you were able to go! We went a couple of years ago and it IS amazing!!

Anonymous said...

That place looks incredible!! An ice slide?? How cool is that?!

~Auntie Krista

jubilee said...

Looks like so much fun!

Kristen said...

These are such beautiful photos! Wanted you to know about a great promotion that Gaylord Hotels is doing, called 'Share Christmas Memories.' If you post these photos or your story or both to, you will be entered to win a trip to the Gaylord Hotel of your choice! Merry Christmas!!