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The Gingerbread House at the GF.

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    We were fortunate to be staying at the GF recently when they were building the gingerbread house in the lobby.
    Here are a few photos of the progress.

    The Start

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    Starting the framework

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    Framework finished

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    A hive of activity

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    Free samples for the guests

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    Work in progress

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    Work in progress [contd.]

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    Starting to attract attention

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    Almost there!

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    Just a few more finishing touches to add


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    ...and a few more!


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    Ready for the opening.

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    Wow Terry, great pictures. Makes it look like you were there for quite a long time.
     
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    Actually we were only at the GF for 5 nights John, but they started building the house on our second day so we were able to monitor the progress.
     
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    That's really cool, Terry!

    Interesting that they start with a complete house and the gingerbread all appears to be a facade on the outside.

    Looks delicious! :thumbsup:

    Tom :)macwave:... I'll take a shingle please!)
     
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    I'm greedy, so I'll take two pieces. :D


    Thanks for sharing!
     
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    That was one of my illusions shattered Tom.
    Until I saw it, I was under the impression that it was entirely made of edible materials.
    [Then again I suppose it is if you happen to be a termite! :lol:]
     
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    Weren't they plastic moldings that just bolted together? That's what they appeared to be in your pictures. Or does Florida now have plastic eating termites? :eek:

    Tom :)macwave:... plastic gingerbread? Naw.)
     
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    You may well be correct Tom.
    To be honest I never inspected them closely.
     
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    brought a tear to my eye as we watched them constructing it last year and tasted the gingerbread too :(
     
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    i ment to say fantastic pictures :)
     
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    Wow truly amazing picture it is nice to see the progress! It almost as if I am there!
     
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    I'm looking to see if they can miss a bit when I go soon :D
     
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    Amazing and Fabulous Pictures, Terry . Thanks for sharing !
     
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    what is the origins of ginger bread house at christmas
     
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    What a great series of shots, Slowhand! Thank you for sharing them with us!

    Good question robertcraig. I'll have to google it to see what I can find out.
     
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    Me too :jawdrop:
     
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    Yeah it's kinda taken the shine off it for me now.
     
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    me three :/ wow!

    Great pictures! :yes:
     
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    Great pictures :yes: I've definitely got to go at Christmas, I would love to see all the Christmas decorations they do :yes:
     
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    Josh we did a tour one year when thry took us around the buildings near to the MK which is where they prepare the Christmas decorations all year round.

    No doubt soon you will be able to have a peek when you are an "insider". :wink:
     

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