Sunday, December 26, 2010

Ice Ice Baby

On Thursday we finally ventured out to the "new" National Harbor waterfront area to check out the amazing annual ICE! display at the Gaylord National Resort. Any guesses of the theme?

2 million pounds of colored ice have been sculpted by Chinese artists into a dazzling walk-thru world of 10 vignettes from the holiday classic we know as "The Grinch."

It is interestingly house in a tent bigger than a football field that they somehow manage to maintain at below freezing temperatures. You absolutely must keep on all of your winter wear in addition to the giant blue parka they provide for you, and it's still freaking cold!

Look at all the little Whos down in Whoville singing and celebrating Christmas and melting the Grinch's heart.

There's also a skating rink and shops in the tent, and we happened by this pretty Christmas tree,

made entirely of PEEPS! There just might be a PEEP store nearby...

Although still freezing it was still warmer outside, so we walked down to the waterfront to check out the tree that had captured Joseph's attention all through dinner at Rosa Mexicana. I sincerely love the greeter at the restaurant who intuitively knew that the best table for a couple with a 3 year old looked out onto the constantly flashing light display on the waterfront.

Mr. Grinch may be a mean one, but he surely kicked off the holiday festivities for us.

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