When my daughter moved to Waco last year people from all over would ask, isn’t that where Chip and Joanne are from? Have you been to The Silos or Magnolia Table?
Hearing these comments and questions made me feel I must be missing something important, so this weekend my friends and I headed to Waco for a girls weekend in the heart of Gaines country.
Its a 3.5 hour drive from San Antonio to Waco. Buc-ee’s is always a great place stop and stretch your legs, fill up your gas tank and of course use their famous clean restrooms.
Once in Waco, we stayed at the Waco Hilton in the center of town and a short walk to most major downtown sites.
When visiting the Silos parking is difficult to find I would suggest using public transportation such as the free trolley that will drop you off in front of The Silos.
The entrance had a great “miles to Magnolia” photo op that we took advantage of when we arrived.
The store was not as large as I thought, the decor was fun and unique but the items were a little expensive.
We walked through the store and found a few treasures and souvenirs to purchase before heading outside and to the garden center.
There is a huge play area where you can toss bean bags, play kickball or lay down on the artificial grass. There are picnic tables and a wide variety of food trucks.
We skipped visiting the bakery due to the long line and instead headed to Magnolia Table for lunch. On arrival we were told by the hostess that they would not be able to seat our party of 5 together but could split us up and have us seated in 2-3 hours. Deciding there was no food worth that wait we drove back to Waco for lunch at Hecho en Waco where the food was delicious, service friendly and there was no wait.
We also visited the Magnolia Little Shop on Bosque that has marked down items.
Others highlights of our Waco weekend was a visit to the Dr. Pepper Museum, where a $10.00 fee allows you some fun history of soda and all things Dr. Pepper (if your lucky you may have a ghost siting.)
The Brazos River Suspension Bridge and “Branding the Brazos” cattle drive sculpture is a great place to walk around and find that perfect photo op while visiting Waco.
Pie Peddlers, if you love pie, then you will love the variety of pies where you can get a slice or a whole pie.
My favorite part of the weekend was having the opportunity to spend time with good friends, there was never a shortage of laughter and great stories. I am so blessed to have such wonderful friends.
And of course the huge weekend bonus to me was my daughter Liz was performing at a play festival in Waco that weekend so I was able to spend a short, precious amount of time with her.
At the end of the weekend we committed to finding out what other trips we could make in the future, lots of great ideas were tossed out there. No matter where we go, or what we do it will be fabulous. Any time spent with these woman will always be wild and wonderful.