OK, maybe not so much rock-stars. You see, staying up past midnight these days isn’t easy. And by “these days” I mean being 40 with 2 kids, 2 dogs and a new house. And by “new house” I mean steep mortgage payment and higher utility bills. My point is, we were both in bed by 11:30. If that isn’t sad enough, we tried very hard to stay up to at least see the new fancy-smanzy LED laden Times Square ball drop with little success.Go ahead, say it… “pathetic”! 2008 may just be the year we start going to dinner at 4:30 pm…at Luby’s.
There is really not a whole lot going on New Year’s day, so we decided it would be great to go see the ICE exhibit at the Gaylor Texan Hotel in Grapevine. This is basically a huge ice sculpture/building/playground under a gigantic 18,000 sq. ft. refrigerator (at 9 degrees Fahrenheit) complete with 4 hand-sculptured ice slides. We met some friends there and made an afternoon of it.
We worked up quite an appetite after bearing the artificial weather elements, so we ended up going to lunch at one of our favorite new places: Ritzy’s. This place is awesome! Not only do they have great burgers, onion rings and fries, but it also has a killer salad bar and serve homemade ice cream. The kid’s meal comes with a token good for a scoop of ice cream, so the kids were a happy bunch.
Great, I’ve made myself hungry now.