#Who's Who of B and B

The Likes in the Heart of Texas

September 24, 2017

This Montana girl felt right at home in Texas!  Plenty of Big Sky and friendly folks.  We don't say y'all in my home state, but I could get used to it.

The two ladies in my family joined me in a much-anticipated trip to Magnolia country to see the likes of Chip and Joanna Gaines.  Is there anyone who doesn't enjoy his humor and her talent?

I was reminded how great it is to have a Yellow-Red personality plan a trip agenda!  They have a flair for fun, food, and focus to squish in as much as possible for a weekend spree.

What to Do?

1.  Waco - Magnolia Market and the Silos Bakery did not disappoint.  With a hometown atmosphere where family and friends can visit, eat, shop and play, the Gaines' put out a Welcome mat for all "the neighbors" who showed up. 

A cookie for breakfast and cupcakes for dinner - with more food sandwiched in-between, of course.

We all brought an empty suitcase . . .  just in case we found some treasures.

2.  If you like to shop or browse, make sure you visit the Spice Village.  The whole top floor is jam-packed with cute, interesting, fun decor for the home and gifts galore.

3.  The Suspension Bridge has a long history starting in 1870.  It was interesting to see wood planks instead of asphalt, and I could almost hear the soft mooing of cows and the clip-clop and snorting of the horses as the cattle drive crossed over the river.

4.  Of course the movie won't be playing when you visit Waco, but we thoroughly enjoyed Reese Witherspoon in "Home Again".  I'll let you cast your vote on the ending.

Doesn't this gaze speak volumes!

5.  Dallas - George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.  (Am I the only one who didn't know past Presidents have their own Museums?)  We spent 4 hours here and it wasn't long enough.  I can't even attempt to capture how great it was.  A must-see!

"We are bound by ideals that move us beyond our backgrounds,
lift us above our interests, and teach us what it means to be citizens."

6.  The Eye of Dallas.  When driving in Dallas be prepared for a lot of "slight" lefts and one-way streets that can even vex a GPS.  We found it, though.  

 I'm not sure why it is there and for how long, but we can say we have "been there, done that".

Thank you Waco for your hospitality!  
(2526 Fort - very spacious, clean, well-done home)

These two beautiful ladies were delightful traveling companions.  I haven't had so many selfies since ever!  And have now been introduced to "Alexander Hamilton - the Musical" in cranked up decibels.

Where to Eat?

Torchy's Taco - good food

George's O - a college hangout

Silos Baking Co. - cookies, muffins, and cupcakes

Lula Jane's - great breakfast stop

Dallas Grilled Cheese Co. - YUM!

Good food, good times!  I was saddened to hear the Fixer Upper is closing down after their 5th Season.  Chip and Joanna are lovable and have made the farm-look cool and fashionable.  Who knew it would become such a craze?  Certainly not my mother, still living in our small ranch home in MT.  She has carpet over hard wood floors and can't figure out why anyone would want it otherwise.

Thanks for joining the journey.  Let us know if you take a trip to Waco!


  1. Cranked up decibels­čśé But really you should listen to the whole thing! A little over 2.5 hours of fabulousness

    1. Ha! You mean I didn't hear it all? Always a pleasure to hear you sing. :)

  2. What fun. May just have to use this same agenda and plan a trip myself.

    1. I hope you do - it was a great trip. We saw other things and more that we didn't. Why did I not connect Texas to cotton fields before now?


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