March 28th - April 3rd, 2021

Day Three of our trip…

On our way to Waco, Texas we ran into very heavy traffic! It took us almost two extra hours to get to Waco due to highway construction and just too many vehicles on the road. We finally got to our destination at around 3pm. This was the one place that my wife, Julie, wanted to see…. The Magnolia Silos! We spent a few hours walking around the facility, looking at all the decor and designs that the owners created. We stood inline at the bakery for 40 minutes to purchase six cupcakes! I know that seems like a long time for baked goods, but these cupcakes were pretty bomb! I can see why people wait for these jewels! 

We tried Tex-Mex for dinner…

After we left The Magnolia Silos, we decided to go check into our hotel for the one night stay in Waco, TX. We quickly unpacked and headed down to the hot tub for a little relaxing! The one benefit to this pandemic is, when to travel and stay in hotels with pools and/or hot tubs… you own the area by the pool! Everyone is too scared that they will contract Covid-19 from those areas! The staff cleans the area with disinfectant and the level of chlorine in the pools with kill any virus. What can I say… we really enjoyed having the hot tub to ourselves! After relaxing for a bit, we decided to try Tex-Mex for dinner. After a quick search on the Map App, we were on our way to La Fiesta in Waco, Texas! We shared an appetizer platter with chicken quesadilla’s, beef nachos, hot wings and stuffed jalapeños! For dinner we shared chicken and beef fajitas. They also were serving $2 margaritas that were very tasty! All-in-all, I found the food here just okay. The Mexican food in Los Angeles is far superior than anything we tried in Texas. I would give this place “★★★” for trying. The one thing they served that was really good, were the homemade tortillas - still wrapped warm in foil from the grill! So frick’in good!

The next morning…

Just outside of town is the location of the “Branch Davidian Compound” where 76 people were killed in the worst executed raid of the ATF & FBI’s history.  The agents tried to enter the compound to siege the women and children on April 19, 1993 when the assault started a fire that engulfed the entire building, killing all that were inside. Julie and I thought it would be interesting to go to the property and see the memorial that had been erected in honor of all that perished that day. Unfortunately, the memorial was closed the day we went there so all we could see was the plaques from the front closed gate.  It was still a very cool experience!

Now it’s off to Galveston, Texas for the remainder of our trip…

Austin, TX

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