Monday, January 7, 2008

Narnia and the Ugliest Carpet in Texas

Long ago and far away... Well actually just a few weeks ago and over in Grapevine, which from McKinney is quite far away! We trekked on over to the Gaylord Texan to see their Annual ICE Exhibit.

For $28 per person you can walk through a really cold room in five minutes or less and view magnificent ice sculptures! Luckily, my brother gave us free tickets, so we didn't have pay this ridiculous fee. Not sure that I would actually pay for these tickets just to see a bunch of ice, but it was fun for the moments that it lasted.

You start out parking in another world and walking for what seems like miles through the Gaylord Texan, which is a spectacle in itself. You then walk through the hotel conference wing, where the "Ugliest Carpet in Texas" resides. (No really it IS the UGLIEST! It has every last Texas stereotype woven into one huge rug!!!) Then finally you get to the ICE 2007 ticket entry, and then you walk down another long hall and through a "magic" door and into ICE!! This is what the Pevensie children must have experienced as they walked through the wardrobe and entered into the magical world of Narnia.




"The Ugliest Carpet in Texas!"




Children were actually sliding down this. Well... okay that is pretty cool!




I didn't know that penguins flew north for the winter!



Joseph, Mary, and the baby Jesus




The three wise men



A train that had several cars after this and you could walk through it.