I have done two posts on "H" and it dawned on me last night that I have the perfect subject for "I" in "ICE." As we southerns are prone to do, we want to be sure there is plenty of ice for our tea and other important drinks! We
If one can have a "fond" memory of ice, I remember going with my Daddy to the local ice house to purchase a block of ice. Yes, a block of ice - one GIANT ice cube. We would stand at the dock and listen for it to slide down the shoot to the end. Then the workman would pick it up with big tongs and set it in the ice chest. I imagine we were purchasing a block for his fishing trip or, MAYBE, for hand cranked ice cream.
But on the the Gaylord and ICE... I didn't take photos within the show once I put on my gloves. The temperature inside the show was 9 degrees to keep the ice from melting. Toward the end I slipped off one glove to be able to tap my phone for a few photos. Enjoy. We thought the Gaylord was beautiful and definitely festive. There were a lot of families there using the opportunity for a beautiful backdrop for a Christmas card.
|Standing in line.|
|Almost ready to "suit up"|
|Note these are colored blocks of ice|
|Toy soldier made of colored ice; note the size the blocks at the base (clear)|
|Visitor wearing the furnished coats|
|Huge nativity scene made of clear ice|
|Atrium - plenty of places to pose for a photo|
|Santa requires LARGE boots when he visits Texas|
|View from our 5th floor room. To the left is an oil derrick lined in lights. Below us|
was the place to have your photo taken with Santa.
|At the Hickory Restaurant where we had dinner--tree made of wood sleds|
|Tree in background handing from ceiling.|
|View of atrium from elevator this morning|
Perfect setting for getting into the Christmas spirit. So glad we went!