Monday, November 11, 2013

Vist to Waco

Our time at the Confederate Reunion Grounds went fast and as time was ending we realized that we had not gotten to all the places we wanted . . . . so it was time for some road trips.

First we headed to Waco to explore as there is so much there that we have not seen - did not get to all of it but did hits some of the places we wanted to.  Spend time at the Texas Ranger's Hall of Fame and Museum

Then off to the Suspension Bridge, Riverwalk, Spring Park & Cattle Drive Sculpture and Vietnam Memorial.  The suspension bridge was built in 1870 and was for cattle drives crossing the Chisholm Trail.  It was the larges suspension bridge built west of the Mississippi at the time it was built.  The Riverwalk is on the west side of the river and extends from Baylor University to McLennan Community College via Cameron Park.  This area is used for large festival and the big 4th of July on the Brazos each year.  The Vietnam Memorial is near the end of the walk and speaks for itself.

 Our next stop was the Dr. Pepper Museum.  Dr. Pepper is the oldest soft drink in America and was created by  a pharmacist Charles "Doc" Alderton in 1885 in Waco.  What fun to walk through and see all the things we remembered as kids and then to go to an old fashion soda fountain shop.

There is so much to see around Waco and we only wish we had had more time.  If you get the chance go and check things out.  There are old Victorian homes, Baylor University, Parks, Zoo, Texas Sport Hall of Fame, and much more. 

Hope we get the chance to check more out another day.