Monday, August 15, 2011


One of the boys' favorite shows is The Daytripper with Chet Garner.  We love seeing all the wonderful things you can do in Texas in a day (or weekend for us).  So to end our summer vacation, we wanted to take a trip to the Dallas/Fort Worth area.  We started out at Legoland Discovery Center.  


The 4-D movies were amazing!  We got to see Clutch Powers and Spellbreaker.

Lunch at the Rainforest Cafe and we had to get the light up cups...

The boys entered a Lego building contest and had 30 minutes to build a UFO in their own design.  Jacob ended up winning first place and got a great Lego set!

The rides were fun!

The Lego Miniland was probably my favorite.  They had built the main city features and buildings on a Lego scale.  It was amazing to see the details of the Cowboy and Rangers Stadiums, the airport, the Great Wolf Lodge and the Gaylord Texan.  There were farms, oil rigs, a Ferris Wheel, a rodeo, and all the downtown buildings.  I could have stayed in here for hours. 

Legoland Discovery Center is located in the Grapevine Mills Mall and we really recommend going if you have the chance.   

The next day we headed over to Mineral Wells, Texas.  This was one of the boys' favorite episodes because he hunted for fossils at the Mineral Wells Fossil Park.   Mineral Wells is located about 80 miles west of Fort Worth.

It was really neat finding fossils.  
You'll have to read about the park here.

We were driving down the road and saw this!  I made Michael turn around so I could take a picture!  Pretty cool to see your name on a sign.  Especially when it's a name like "Lightfoot."

We are looking forward to planning our next daytrip!
Enjoy your week!


  1. How fun! I saw on FB that you guys were close. We were in Big-D for Jake's PhD graduation. :)

    Love Chet ... he's a great guy! ... but I've yet to see his show. :(

    Hope you have a great week!

  2. Looks like ya'll had fun! Go Jacob - with your awesome Lego skills ;) Glad to see ya'll had a great time.