My Trip to Waco


The famous Magnolia green car

Hello everyone! Yes - I did it! I went to Waco! My friend in San Diego called spontaneously the week before the famous Round Top Antique Show in Texas and asked if I wanted to meet her there. Texas? Did you say Texas? This was my first visit to Texas and that means for us channeling our Joanna Gaines, we MUST go to Waco. We mapped out our 5 day adventure - first stop Waco! We arrived on a sunny blue sky night and it was a sight to finally see....

Silos, Waco Texas

The way the Silos look on TV you would expect to see them from miles and miles away. They are shorter than I envisioned but I was excited to see them none the less! Here is another famous Waco shot. Have we not seen this building from a million different drone angles?!!!

the Alico Building

We drove past Baylor and drove around town searching for a hip restaurant with a cool vibe. A store clerk, Baylor student, suggested Milo Biscuit Company, but it was closed for a private party. After scoping out every known restaurant on Trip Advisor and other best of Waco lists and walking into several different restaurants and checking menus, we recognized that Milo truly was what we were looking for, sigh. We settled for an obscure Italian restaurant in town where the food was fantastic but ambiance - meh. To paint a picture for you, there were candles on every table, but they were unlit - gasp! Nothing kills the restaurant atmosphere more than unlit candles in my mind anyway. We stayed in a cute Air bnb, that was decorated minimally, but super cute and farmhouse stylish within walking distance to the Silos. We woke up bright and early to beat the crowds for....

Again, it was so exciting to see the Magnolia Table in person! We all watched them transform the old Elite Restaurant into this beautiful breakfast and lunch destination. It is not in downtown Waco, but it is one freeway stop away, literally 5 minutes by car. We arrived around 7:30 to be met with a waiting line on a Wednesday people! Can you even believe that?! Crazy! We had to wait 1/2 hour and apparently if you get there later, waits can be over an hour. It is wonderful that they have their little coffee "to go" area to sit as well as their gift shop to peruse while you wait...