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ICE! {The Nutcracker}

I met my friends Abby, Brian, Emery, Brooks & Graham, as they traveled through town on Saturday morning. We went to the Gaylord Texan for the ICE! display.  We went three years ago when it was the Peanuts theme.  The last two years have been Shrek and Madagascar, which didn't really interest us.  This year was Nutcracker, which seemed worthy of another visit.

On the way to ice, we stopped to look at the giant gingerbread house...

Let me just tell you that, going at 10:00 a.m. was so much better than the afternoon we attended in 2010.  In 2010, we waited in lines, to wait in lines (I'm not even kidding).  This year, we were able to walk right up without any lines.  It always starts off with a video that explains about the ice sculpting process, and warns you that it's kept at 8 degrees inside the exhibit.  Right after the video, it snowed in the room!


After that, you stop off for you giant blue parka...
I may be partial because I'm his Fairy Godmother, but I think Graham is about the cutest thing ever!




They always have ice slides
Brooks...
Emery...
and Brian enjoyed the Ice Slides
We didn't love The Nutcracker theme as much as Peanuts, but then they surprised us with a 
Christmas in New York portion.  We all loved the NYC part!




They always have a great nativity at the very end...

This year, we all also enjoyed the snow tubing...

The decorations at the Gaylord are always lovely to look at too...



Loved these poinsettias...


It was a fun morning!

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