Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Weekend Festivities, Part B

If you missed my post from yesterday (I know, 2 posts in 2 days!), just scroll down and catch up on what we did this past Saturday. Sunday was also filled with holiday-themed adventures, this time in Grapevine. 

Following church Sunday morning and a quick lunch at home, we headed to downtown Grapevine as they always decorate Main Street. We weren't the only ones with that idea as it was certainly a popular activity that day. Plus, the weather was perfect (sunny, temperatures in the upper 50s) so we enjoyed being outdoors! 

Along Main Street- love the Parisian themed decorations
outside a French bakery!

After walking around and doing some window shopping, we took the shuttle to the Gaylord Texan. For anyone interested in visiting, I highly recommend taking the shuttle instead of driving to the Gaylord as it is substantially cheaper. Anyway, at this time of year the Gaylord is known for its ICE exhibits (large ice carvings, 9 degrees Fahrenheit) which I've heard are really cool (pun intended). But the cost of admission wasn't quite in our budget this year so we skipped out on that. We still had a lot of fun walking around the large resort, people-watching, and looking at the Christmas decorations. 

Christmas everywhere!

Very cool model train set

Matt spotted this detail: shotgun shell Christmas lights!
Poor lighting but cool gingerbread display 

Gotta have a margarita glass Christmas tree.
This is Texas after all.

We ended our visit with some ice cream. I have no clue why
they didn't have Blue Bell-- what's more
Texan than that?
We then got the shuttle back, walked to the car, and came home. Matt finished wrapping his Christmas gifts to me so we are now DONE with our Christmas shopping. We met up with some friends for dinner and then went to small group for Bible study. Once we got home I realized how exhausted I was and pretty much went straight to bed. I love 9:30 bed times! 

We had a great and much more eventful weekend than our normal study-filled two days. It was fun to get out, explore the area some more, and see the Christmas decorations!

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