Rounding Up a Little Christmas Fun at the Gaylord Texan

I love my job! This week it took me to the National Head Start Family Engagement Conference. Upon arrival, Sharlene and I decided to make a mini bucket list and check off a few items during our stay. My list included visiting every bar in the Gaylord Texan. Sharlene wanted to get a cowboy to buy us a drink and let us take a picture with his hat.


The Gaylord Texan is all decked out for the holidays. They have a giant oil rig decorated with red and green lights in the center of the atrium, and lots of trees constructed out of Patron bottles.


Turns out the Gaylord is the official hotel of the Dallas Cowboys and many of their rabid fans were taking full advantage of that. There were drunk football fans everywhere we turned. Also, because of their fantastical holiday decorations and the movie Shrek, there were about a gazillion sugar-hyped children and exhausted parents wandering around. 


The first bar we visited was the sports bar. Oddly, the walkway passes right through it, so it doesn’t feel much like a bar, more like a hotel lobby. Since we’d missed dinner we ordered salads and wine. I’ve had better, enough said! Then we explored the hotel and walked through the grounds. Along the way, we dropped into the Cantina to have a cocktail. 


We thought we spotted some Cowboys there, but it turns out they were just super hot Head Start Directors. Since it was late, and we were tired, we called it a night and headed to our rooms.



About isherri

I'm a family engagement expert who travels for work and for pleasure. In fact, I’m half hippy, half clown, latte sipping, brunch munching, MINI driving, rabid social media enthusiast.
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