Grapevine, Texas seemed the perfect halfway point between Tulsa and home...and I couldn't wait! I made reservations at the incredible Gaylord Texan. From the moment we drove up, we were like giggling little girls. Delight! We were wow-ed from the very first glimpse of the hotel and all the way through our visit.
This was a girl's celebration for sure! Here is Hannah calling Daddy to tell him that we might not be home for Christmas because we LOVE the Gaylord Texan! The only thing that could have been better is if he was able to come with us....maybe next time. If he is reading this, he is probably saying, "Next time?" Yes, sweetheart, I was kind of hoping this could be a new Christmas tradition. What do you think?
After our drive from Tulsa, we were hungry so we tried to eat at one of the many restaurants inside the hotel. With the enormous crowd, the wait was over an hour at every place but we were told that we could be seated within 30 minutes at the Texas Sports Grill (okay bar and grill). We were there for the grill part not the bar. When I put our name on the waiting list, the girl checking us in told me that we could just find a place inside the bar since we were all over 21.
Excuse me? I chuckled and said, "No, thank you! She is only 13." The cute girl, bless he heart, looked at Rachel (our 17 year old) and said, "Wow! You look 21." Hannah (our 13 year old) LOVED every second of it. Rachel wasn't nearly as amused. We found a place inside perfect for a mom and her 17 and 13 year old daughter. And we enjoyed delicious food while watching a TV that is probably larger than half of our house. Mr. Incredible would have loved it.
After dinner, we enjoyed seeing all of the beautiful sights at the hotel. We found a giant Gingerbread house, that smelled delicious, when we went inside we discovered that we could decorate gingerbread men of our own...so we did!
We walked around some more to see more beautiful decorations before heading off to bed. We passed a dad who was being pushed in a wheelchair by his young son. As we passed by, he threw his head around to look at us and then hollered to his son that they had just passed Taylor Swift! Another dad and his daughters rushed up to us as we were buying some ice cream and nearly ran into us. They too thought Hannah was Taylor Swift...and she loved every second of that!
Worn out from our fun adventures, we decided it was time for bed. This is the archway that led us to our elevator and up to our room. We loved our stay at the Gaylord Texan and hope to be blessed to return again someday.
Before leaving for home the next morning, we got to see Ice which was awesome! I'll post pictures of that tomorrow. Ya'll have a blessed day!