Thursday, December 9, 2010

The Fun Continues

After we finished up at the ICE show we headed back to our hotel room to relax for a bit and change for dinner. We then walked the two blocks over to the Gaylord National Hotel which is an amazing new hotel/resort in the National Harbor. It was my first time ever being there and I was definitely impressed.

We had dinner at the Moon Bay restaurant inside the hotel. The ambiance and service were great but I have to admit I wasn't overly impressed with the food. I had clam chowder and a crabcake sandwich and while it tasted okay for the price we were paying and the location we were in I just expected more. The rest of my group felt similar.

I was digging the lights

My pretty mama. Love the color coordination.

 
With my mom, her two BFF's and their daughters

The inside of the hotel itself is pretty amazing. It has a HUGE atrium in the center that is beautifully decorated right now for Christmas. There are a number of restaurants and cute little shops.

I loved the lights hanging from the ceiling.
They have a massive tree suspended from the ceiling which is the focal point of the decorations.
The whole center area was full of lit up trees and people hanging out eating and drinking coffee.

There was also a fantastic water show. The water was choreographed to music and would change colors. I've never been so fascinated by water in my life.

The lobby of the hotel was also decked out with Christmas trees and other holiday decor.
This would make a great centerpiece design for a holiday party or wedding.

After we left the hotel we walked down to the water to get some dessert. The large Christmas tree was lit up and looked amazing.

We then stopped in at Cake Love and drooled over the selection.

I ended up with double chocolate and mint chocolate cupcakes. Delish.


All in all we had a great mother-daughter weekend and have already talked about where we want to go next year for a mother-daughter holiday weekend.

12 comments:

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

What a great weekend! Those cupcakes look to die for!

Bicoastal Bride said...

Awesome! I love National Harbor, and we may try to make it to the ice show this weekend.

Mrs. Werginz said...

How awesome!! It looks like you had a great time!

Teenage Bride said...

oh my goodness! Thos pictures are positively breathtaking!

bananas. said...

you and your mama are so darn freaking adorable! you look just like her, you know...

and i'm sorry i just had to giggle over the gaylord name. i have the humor of a 12 year old boy at times so forgive me. lol.

Marian said...

Drooling over those cupcakes. I'm going to have to do this next year!! I wanted to go this year after seeing your initial post about the event, but seriously, time flew by and I have too much on my plate. But at least I can live vicariously through your pictures:)

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bekapaige said...

Sounds like a wonderful time- and such a great idea, to do a mother-daughter weekend!

Annie said...

how fun! love all the pictures!
the cupcakes look SO yummy!!!

Sara said...

So fun!! It looks like you had a wonderful time and with those cupcakes as a final treat, how could you not?! :-)

Salt said...

I wish I had one of those mint chocolate cupcakes right now! Holy delicious looking!

I love your pics. A mother/daughter weekend sounds like so much fun! I wish my mom didn't live so far away.

Nicole-Lynn said...

Sounded like a fun weekend! They decorated so beautifully! Wow!