Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Christmas Stories - Part II

Sunday afternoon - after our rowsing Bingo game - we headed to the Gaylord Texan Resort for the ICE exhibit. This was much touted on local news and we've been looking forward to it for quite some time. It's a walk through exhibit where everything had been totally carved from ice! There were artisans from China (I think) that came over in October and spent 26 days carving this. The rooms are kept at 9 degrees and they supplied the styling parks you see in the picture. And pictured - from left - are Loni, James, Lynne' and I right before we went inside.

Next picture is the arch over the entrance - you can see Lynne' standing under the arch and Michele is about to enter. Note the green wreath over the archway - all made of ice. It was interesting to see the color variations in the "clear" ice as well.

This is Loni standing in front of one of the exhibits inside. They also used LED lights inside the ice on some of the exhibits and it glowed so nicely. Probably the highlight of the whole exhibit - and certainly the most popular - was the ice slide at the very end. We walked up ice steps and then slid down! Really funny and you couldn't help but smile when you did it. Everybody in our party went down the slide and we had some great laughs.

And note to self: always bring extra batteries. These are the only pictures I have of the inside and now am waiting on Lynne' and Michele to get their pictures developed and share with me!

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