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Our Trip to Dallas

Right before Christmas we took a small vacation to Dallas, TX. We live about 3 hours from there so we decided that while we are living close and my husband had time off, we would visit. The two places we chose to go to were the Legoland Discovery Center in Grapevine, and Medieval Times.

Legoland Discovery Center is a place that we have been looking at visiting for awhile. It is connected to a mall, which is different than what I was expecting. And it was not as big as I thought it would be. I was picturing a giant building filled with activities. There were several rides that the kids could go on, but nothing really crazy. There was a big playground area with a Ninjago theme. There were also several lego building areas. Outside they had a water play area, but since it was December, it was closed. They had a theatre and several Lego displays to enjoy. Overall, I think the kids enjoyed it but I don’t think it’s worth the price. It was an expensive place to play.

Medieval Times was fun. Austin and I have been to Medieval Times before, but not in Dallas. This time was fun because the kids were so excited! When we went in, we received Red crowns and sat in the red section. We cheered for the red knight during the games.

Before the show, we walked around looking at all the things to buy. We also go to see the queen, and watch her knight some of the customers. The little girls thought she was pretty special. The bird man was out with his falcon, so we talked with him about his bird for awhile. He was very kind and shared so much with us about her. It was exciting to hear him say that she does things exactly the way God created her to do them. He also said that she is an excellent example of intelligent design. Kaydence could not take her eyes off of the bird. I don’t know if it’s because she liked it so much, or if she couldn’t quite figure out the helmet she was wearing. Because her eyesight is so good, she has to wear a helmet that covers her eyes when she is not hunting. Otherwise, she would be way too overwhelmed with all the people and business inside the building and would fly off acting crazy. I think Kaydence thought that was interesting and strange.

After the doors opened, we sat down in our section. The food was delicious. And plentiful. We definitely had a feast, and it was fun to eat it without silverware. Our menu consisted of tomato bisque, garlic bread, seasoned baked potatoes, corn on the cob, half of a baked cornish hen, lemon pound cake and choice of drink. The tomato bisque was probably my favorite thing. It was so good. The kids said they all enjoyed it too. While enjoying our dinner, they show started. They brought the dinner out in courses so we didn’t get everything all at once. The wench who served us was so kind and gave us extra food because we had not purchased a ticket for Kendon and Karrington. She made sure no one went hungry and we had 2 bags of food left over to take home with us.

The show was exciting. Lots of horses, knights, jousting, and sword fights. The boys still talk about it. Kendon loves horses and he really enjoyed getting to watch all the horses in person. Unfortunately, our knight lost. He did not do well in the games and was beat out. But we still had fun cheering him on!

Overall we had a fun time. It’s always fun to visit somewhere new. What fun places do you plan to visit this year? Let me know in the comments below!

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