This past weekend I took a trip to Dallas, Texas and stayed for 2 nights at the Gaylord Texan. The ICE exhibit was spectular and one of my Active Rain blogger friends did a marvelous job of pictures of Peanuts Christmas story told in the ice.
To create this masterpiece, they flew 40 artists from China who worked over 3 months creating the exhibit. Personally the thing I found most amazing were the colors into the ice. Notice Charley Brown's bright red shirt and brown hat and skin tones. I don't know how they do such real colors. This is no crystal clear ice show but one full of dazzling colors with life like sizes.
They keep the ice at a perfect temperature for viewing and carving, not too warm and not too cold.
Yesterday, my friend and I traveled to the Gaylord Texan Resort to see the annual Ice show Exhibit, featuring the Peanuts.
If you have not been, it's quite the spectacle, with both ice and snow slides for all ages, and an incredible ice sculpture exhibit with colored ice as well as clear ice. I have never seen a colored ice exhibit before, so for me it was pretty amazing. Here are some pictures:
This is the auditorium entrance, entirely of ice.....
An ice angel....
Charlie Brown and Snoopy's Doghouse.....
The nativity scene...
Of course, I had to take one of Snoopy!
And really, two of Snoopy...how can you resist????
And, the infamous Lucy psychiatric help booth!
The Gaylord Texan website is here: https://www.grapevinetexasusa.com/christmas/gaylord/index.html?gclid=CJrF17aFx6UCFY5d7Aod6gO8CQ
They have these HUGE parkas you get as enter, as the temperature to keep the ice sculptures in good form is, understandably, quite cold. Bring gloves, as we did not and that made it a somewhat shorter visit. Also, comfy footwear and pants you don't care as much about if you choose to do either the snow or ice slides.
Quite fun, I have to say, and being from up North, the cold immersion was a nice change of pace.
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