Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Welcome to Who-ville

The ICE exhibit at the Gaylord got added to one of the most amazing things I have ever seen. This exhibit was phenomenal and 98% of it was all carved out of ice. There are a few added touches that they used that are not ice, but for the most part it is all carved out of ice. It was unbelievable to see the talent and hard work that went into reproducing the story of the Grinch.
This exhibit will be at the Gaylord for the rest of this Holiday Season and next year and in 2011 it will be a Charlie Brown Christmas and the Frazier's will be headed back. We loved it.
This entire exhibit is kept at 9 degrees in order to keep the ice from melting. It was not as cold as I expected it to be, but it was certainly chilly.
I kept my baby boy in my arms the entire time to make sure he was good and warm. He seemed to enjoy himself and looking around at all the bright colors.
Emma was so cute and walked like a big girl through the entire exhibit.
Can you believe that all of this was hand carved?

We had Gavin so bundled up that we just propped him up against the presents carved of ice.

Simply amazing, isn't it?
This scene was so detailed and happened to be one of my favorites.

The good ole Grinch, again.
There were a couple times that Gavin would drop his head down on me and it kind of frightened me a little. I kept asking Curtis, do you think he is going to pass out in here because it is so cold? He ended up being fine. I think it was all the clothes, blanket and jacket we had him bundled up in that had him a little uncomfy.
If you live close to a Gaylord property, this is the perfect little weekend getaway. We had so much fun and enjoyed everything about this property and all it had to offer.
They also had huge slides made out of ice that I slid down by myself and it was big fun. Emma went up there with me to slide and she decided she did not want to do it because she had to do it by herself. For some reason we did not end up with any pictures of that exhibit.
We asked a man to take a family picture of us with the Grinch and when we got our camera back we realized he had cut the Grinch's head off (ha ha). Oh well, at least it is a picture of the Frazier Four, right?
I loved the Grinch before this trip, but I think I love him a little more now.
All good things must come to an end, but I must tell you that we enjoyed our mini vacation to Grapevine and spending time together. It was a super nice way to get into the Holiday spirit and reflect on all that we have to be thankful today and in the future.


monelle said...

That is totally amazing! Did they issue those nice warm coats for the tour?

Living in a Hick Town said...

That looks like so much fun. I want to go.

Rebekah said...

Your trip looks amazing! I think we may have to go do all this when Cilla gets old enough to enjoy it!

Lianna Knight said...

Simply amazing!!!

Darla DiStefano said...

you know I do destination vacations? :D :D :D

Stepping Stones said...
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Hollye said...

Oops...I accidently posted under my preschool name! Oops!

They do this at Opry Mill every year. I think they did the Grinch a couple of years ago. This year it is Peanuts and a Charlie Brown Christmas. I already told Brian I wanted to go see it. We took Kennedy that one year and she cried because it was so cold and she didn't want to slide because she didn't want to get wet. Frankie and his family were visiting, so we took them to see it. His wife Jennifer basically RAN through it in like 15 minutes. She was freezing! We laughed at her. It really is an amazing display.

Lesli said...

OMG...this is amazing, this looks like soooo much fun!! I wish we had something like that near us!! I just started reading the Grinch to my three year old this year and she keeps reminding me that SANTA is coming not the Grinch, followed by, "Right Mommy"