Friday, July 6, 2018

Waco. Day 3-Last Day

We were up bright and early this morning.   We wanted to get to Magnolia Table for breakfast before the crowds started showing up.    They open at 6 and we were there around 630.   There was already a line and we waited about 20 minutes for a table.  

We ordered a juice sampler.  They were just okay and not something we would order again 

J ordered the Gaines Bros burger and I had the pancake breakfast.   These were both good and pretty cheap.  

This was the line when we left.  

After breakfast we went to the Silos.   First stop was the bakery.   I had a chocolate cupcake a J had a shiplap cupcake.   The cupcakes were good but the frosting was like eating pure sugar.  

The bakery staff hands out a card with all of the bakery items listed.  You mark what you want and then give it to the cashier when you make it in.  They pack your stuff up and then call your name when it’s ready. 

Here are some pictures of the grounds. 

And a few from inside the store.  

Our next stop was the Waco Suspension Bridge that was used to cross the river in the 1800’s. 

After walking across the bridge we made our way to the Texas Ranger Museum.  

We spent about two hours here looking at the exhibits. We decided to take a sight seeing break after the museum and went to the movies and saw the new Jurassic Park movie.   It’s not my cup of tea but J likes the series.  

After the movie we went to the Heritage Craft Village. It’s a small village with potters, woodworking, a grain mill, cheese maker and the like.   We bought some spices, baking mixes and cheese.  

It was about 5 pm when we left so we got takeout tacos so we could get back to take care of Buddy.  

We leave early tomorrow to head back home.   Our next trip is Labor Day weekend.   Well be off to Oklahoma City.  

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Waco Day 2

We started the day with a tour of Waco.   Here was our ride.  

They took us to an ice cream joint.  

And a few pictures of the city.  

Clint’s store (from Fixer Upper).

A few of the houses renovated on Fixer Upper.  

After the tour we stopped at this place for burgers.  J bought a shirt and their brand of hot sauce.  

After lunch we went to the Dr Pepper museum.   It was disappointing.  There wasn’t much to it.  

Our next stop was the Texas Sports Hall of Fame.  They had a lot of stuff and is good for people who know nothing about Texas sport figures. 

We left the museum and took a drive to see the Branch Davidian compound.  We chose not to drive in even though the sign on the gate said if they were open you could go through.   It was very desolate and there were a few cars by the church but we didn’t want to intrude.  

And finally we ate dinner at Torchy’s Tacos. 

J had a green chili pork taco and a brisket taco.  I had a chicken taco and retried beans.    We would go back there again.  

We also went to a sopping center called Spice.   They had a lot of stuff but spices weren’t anywhere to be found.  

The lines for the silos were out of control so that is on our agenda for tomorrow.  The bakery opens at 730 so we will be there bright and early to hopefully beat the crowds.  

Waco. Day 3-Last Day

We were up bright and early this morning.   We wanted to get to Magnolia Table for breakfast before the crowds started showing up.    They o...