Thursday, September 26, 2013

The Gaylord Texan

 The rest of our vacation time was spent at our hotel.  We stayed at the Gaylord Texan, and usually we don't stay somewhere quite so nice, but since on our first family vacation we stayed on base at Offutt and on our second family vacation almost everything was paid for, splurging didn't seem so bad for the third one.

 Our room had a little balcony on the atrium, but it was tucked away in a corner so it still seemed private.

 The pergola on the left side of the picture above was over this little area in front of the pool.

 They have a separate water park area, but it was already closed for the season, so we swam inside.  Really, though, between the rain on Friday and the long day out on Saturday, we wouldn't have had much time there anyway.

 It was nice to be able to go to dinner without getting in the car!

 After dinner Saturday night we walked around the atrium a bit.

 Both kids fell asleep pretty quickly and since they stayed in my mom and dad's room, Jay and I went back to the restaurant and I had the best bread pudding.

 Before we checked out Sunday morning we walked around a bit more.

 There are a couple of different areas with little trains set up.

 We had a great time!

 On the way home we stopped at the WalMart in Atoka to get some snacks and show the kids what WalMarts used to look like.  Yeah, we're that exciting.

Much to Jack's delight, he found a TMNT figure he's been looking for for a long time.  We spent all that money on a trip and we could have taken them to WalMart and Incredible Pizza and they probably would have been just as happy!

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