Hello to my faithful readers, I want to thank you for your continued support and patience. I have been a little off the radar with my blogging. A lot has been going on, creating new recipes for companies, recipes for my future cookbook, traveling and both kiddos were out for spring break, but off separate weeks.
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Anyways enough about that, this blog will be about our stay at the Gaylord Hotel in Texas. We were headed to this beautiful resort to celebrate our anniversary, 13 years of marriage.
The Gaylord Texan Resort is a resort that offers first class, southern hospitality and experience. The Gaylord offers some of the most stunning sceneries throughout the hotel.
After dropping off baby girl we headed to the airport.
We made a pit stop at one of our favorite quick, pickup places , T-Coons.
T-Coons has one of the best egg and cheese biscuits in town.
We arrived at the airport a few hours early in order to check in with time to spare.
Though the Gaylord Texan Resort is within driving distance of us we decided to fly. The decision to fly was based on wanting to get there quickly since it was such a short trip.
Check in was quick and easy.
We checked in our luggage, went through security and enjoyed our time waiting for the plane.
We boarded our plane, settled in and was ready for take off.
A great flight and smooth landing.
Our driver was there waiting for us once we arrived. We gathered our bags and headed to the vehicle.
The ride from the airport to the resort was about 10-15 minutes or so. Not a bad ride. We took the scenic route. I loved the view leading up to the resort.
As we pulled up to the resort, we saw pond and a big building that resembled a lodge. We were greeted by a bell men who directed us to where we needed to go to check in.
We walked in the resort and was completely blown away. The interior was gorgeous. I couldn’t wait to check-in so we could roam around and of course take lots of pics.
My hubby & I headed to the Concierge to check-in. When we arrived there was a short wait but the line moved along very quickly. Our rooms were not ready yet, so we had a bit of a wait.
We took our bags and found a seat in this really cool area that had comfy chairs with tables near a gas fireplace. Very cozy and relaxing.
While waiting I decided to go take a peak of the atrium. The atrium was breath-taking.
With flowers galore of different types.
As well as trains, water and much more. The atrium was absolutely gorgeous.
I didn’t want to wander to far off so I went back and gave the hubby a chance to check things out while I stayed with our bags. I will say it would have been nice to be able to just have our bags delivered to the room once the room was ready but that wasn’t an option.
But anyways, we enjoyed the scenery and comfort area until we received a text message saying that our room was ready. The wait was about 30 minutes or so.
We traveled through the atrium and I realized that there were also shops on the way.
A women’s dream, shopping, my husband just shook his head when I pointed out all of the shops because he knew I would be visiting each store.
The elevator arrived and we hopped on. I love that the elevator was glass and we could see the atrium from a different angle as the elevator went up.
As we entered the room, we loved the contemporary decor, but my eyes were completely captivated by the balcony and the view of the atrium. We set our bags aside and went on the balcony.
The view was incredible. The water was relaxing. A gorgeous view indeed.
The King bed was simply decorated with a leather headboard and a big pillow. Accessorized with nightstands and decorative lamps. The bed slept very well.
There was a work table with plenty of plugs for charging as well as a lamp and a large desk. I loved the setup.
In addition, the room had a chair with ottoman directly facing the TV which ended up being a perfect spot to sit and watch TV while you relax.
I loved that the toilet area was separate from the sink area. Once we were done checking out the room, we headed downstairs for lunch.
We decided to check out the sports bar, Texan Station Sports Bar.
The sports bar was filled with one of the largest TV screens I have ever seen. A 52′ Projector TV Screen, a wide variety of brews and bar food.
I loved that the restaurant also had recliners near the TV Screen. There was not a bad seat in the house.
Pictured is the Frito Pie with Texas Chili, Frito scoops, beer cheese, serrano cream, pico de gallo and scallions.
Texan Platter with BBQ Ribs, green beans with bacon with mashed candied sweet potatoes.
Though I didn’t do a blog on the restaurant, I loved that the menu offered several food options. The choices we made were good for a Sports Bar.
Once we were done eating, we journeyed on to explore more of the resort.
So many areas in the hotel to see:
The Indoor Pool
The River walk area pictured above and below.
The Arcade which was a great touch especially if you are traveling with your kids.
After we were done enjoying a few of the sights we headed to the Coffee Shop in the atrium called, “Cocoa Bean Express”. I ordered my favorite a Caramel Frappuccino.
We went back to the room and I finished my Frappuccino on the balcony. I have to be honest the water and coolness of the balcony had me falling asleep. So relaxing, similar to being on the balcony of a cruise ship.
As we walked through the resort one of the things that caught my eyes was Best Buy Kiosk. I was in love, being quite the techie that I am. Being able to purchase some of my favorite things with the touch of a button I thought was a genius idea. People are always forgetting their favorite tech items and having this kiosk was awesome.
The hubby and I decided to catch up on some TV shows and rest a little before dinner. One thing we loved is that the hotel rooms have Hulu on the TV’s. So if you have a Hulu account you can log in and enjoy your favorite shows. A big plus in our eyes.
We watched a few shows and fell asleep. After a 2.5 hour nap we were ready for dinner. The nap was so refreshing.
We freshened up and decided to go look for something relaxing for dinner.
The Riverwalk Cantina was our choice for the night.
I love that the area where the restaurant was located, there was a man-made river running throughout. A colorful area with lots of water. We were seated immediately.
Here are a few of the food items we chose, Brisket & Poblano Gordita pictured above.
Blackened Shrimp Tacos
I have to be honest, as much as we love the hotel thus far, this restaurant was a let down.
The Tres Leche dessert was the best thing we had for the night.
We did express our disappointment to the waiter. He was so polite and promised to pass on the word to the cook.
After dinner, we ended our night in the atrium.
The star was shining bright, absolutely beautiful. My late uncle was a big Dallas Cowboy Fan, the star made me think of him. Such a sweet moment in the Atrium.
The Atrium is just as beautiful at night!
What a beautiful way to end the night.
Please stay with me as I will share more about our trip to the Gaylord Texan Resort. The Gaylord Texan is located at 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, TX 76051.