Thursday, March 5, 2020

Day 29 - Waco, TX

No rain today! We headed south about an hour to Waco. First stop (after Petco) was Magnolia Silo. A popular tourist stop created by well known remodeling couple Chip & Joanna on HGTV. Very nice decorating stuff in the store and all outrageously expensive. And, there were a lot of people. We returned later for lunch as there were a number of food trucks.

Just a few blocks from Magnolia was the Dr. Pepper museum. Pretty interesting with not only a lot of old bottling equipment but a pretty good history of carbonated beverages including a number of failures. I must be old as I not only remember the failures but also the ads.

Lunch was a tasty chicken salad sandwich from Magnolia Table, elderflower lemonade, and a coconut cupcake from the Silo’s Baking Co.

We then went to the Texas Ranger Museum which was about a mile away. Lots of information and lots of guns on display. I had only heard about the Texas Rangers on television shows and movies. There was a good 45 minute video that was done by the History Channel in 2000 that they showed. 

4 comments:

  1. Texas Rangers Museum....it reminded me of the Texas Ranger Heritage museum visit near Fredericksburg, TX when Martha and I were riding Scarlett, whose engine seized about a mile from our campground in Austin!

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    1. RV lived up to its name. I had forgotten that you were in TX at the time.

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  2. When we were remodeling I watched a ton of Fixer Upper. Now I don't want to see another remodeling show - nor ever remodel a house again! Chip was kind of funny though, in a nutty sort of way.

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  3. Interesting, we did those same things in Waco, plus the Dinosaur National Monument. I thought Magnolia was just an overpriced tourist trap, but loved photographing the silos at night. ­čśü

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