We had our first little adventure this summer in Grapevine at the Gaylord Texan! It was wonderful. We arrived there Friday afternoon and lounged in the hotel watching TV till dinner time (our AC unit was being fixed…not the best start, but I hate complaining to staff). We went to Macaroni Grill (best chicken parm) and then to Walmart to get a redbox movie and candy! 🙂 We rented Country Strong and Ryan fell asleep in the middle of it. I stayed up to watch the whole thing and thought it was pretty good. Not the best movie, but good. Here’s a picture of Ryan and I making excuses for our candy run.
“The baby wanted it.”
“Yea, the baby wanted it.”
On Sunday we slept in till 10:15! It was great. I love summer! Our checkout was at noon so we decided to pack up and get ready to lay out again at the Paradise Springs pool until whenever. So we checked out and went to the pool. It was a little bit better than Saturday because there weren’t as many people there. I ordered lunch there and it was SO good. I got the turkey burger with french fries and a lemonade. It was priced ridiculously, but we did a good job with every other meal so didn’t feel so bad about it, plus it’s vacation. Here’s me eating my burger while laying out UNDER the umbrella (I’m a wimp and couldn’t take the heat).
And here’s Ryan enjoying the sun and his book!
After we had enough sun, we headed to my parents’ house to eat some pizza and watch the Mavs game! And I really don’t need to say more….WAY TO GO MAVS! BEST DAY EVER!
I have to give credit to my husband for finding great deals so we can splurge this summer. They had an educator’s discount (thanks to my mother-in-law, Glenna for telling us about this) and we had either a gift card or coupon for most of the meals and brought banana bread for breakfast, SO we had roughly a $750 trip for about $375! And after seeing how many couples and families were there, I would say the economy is not hurting that bad. Or just going into more debt. It’s actually kind of fun to see how much you can save and it makes those purchases so much sweeter!
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