Monday, June 19, 2017

A Day in Waco!

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Today is Ben's first day of residency!!!! Whoo hoo!!! Last week we were spending lots of time in the pool and we were also finishing up somethings that we wanted to do around our new city before Ben started. I mentioned that I'd like to take him to the Dr. Pepper Factory in Waco before he jumped into residency. And its also pretty convenient that the Silo's are a block we made a day out of it!

Dr. Pepper factory the original factory! We didn't realize how old the company was or that a tornado destroyed it in the early 1900's. And there were all sorts of signs saying how good it was for your bowels. Ben felt all sorts of justified.

Listening to a kids science presentation

Dr. Pepper Race Car track...easily Caroline's favorite part of the museum.

Watching her cars race

I loved all of the old ads and paintings that had Dr. Pepper and it's other brands in them. So interesting how things have changed in advertising between then and now.

Looking at all of the factory parts. I should have snapped a picture but there was a deep well in the factory that was capped in the 1920's because it wasn't safe and then it was reopened (with safety measures) for the museum.

Old coke machines...beacuse we are back in the land of coke (thank goodness for no more soda or pop!)

I loved all the vintage signs

Look at the delivery how things have changed!

Loved this street view of downtown Waco when it all began!

After the Dr. Pepper museum we went to the Silo's!!! It was HOT. So I recommend not going when it's hot. There were also tour buses of old people--we just can't escape them haha! Unlike The Merc there are no limits as to how many people can shop in it's super crowded. AND prices are all over the place and like The Merc just about everything can be found online. Everything was displayed so pretty that it made buying everything super tempting.

After going through the store we went outside and there were big Jenga sets, cornhole, and the swings. Caroline loved those! Foodtrucks were all about a fun atmosphere. The gardens at the Silo's were so cute--Joanna and Chip know their stuff! 

I think everyone needs a swing like this!

Cute little garden

The seed shop is right by there--now there was a line for that!

Before we left we did stop at the bakery and it was totally worth the wait. We picked up some cupcakes (peach pie cupcake was like heaven), a cookie, and a cranberry orange biscuit (contemplating if this was better than a cupcake because it was so good). AND because it was hot we also got a bag full of waters for the drive back to Tyler.

I can't wait to visit in the fall. So Silo's are like Disneyworld for adults. Just trade out Mickey and Minnie for Chip and Joanna, the waters were only 1.50 instead of 4.00, but there was a serious need for DOLE WHIPS to beat the heat. And cupcakes...I won't ever forget those cupcakes.

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