Our 3-year anniversary vacation to Waco, Texas

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Back in February, I was talking to one of my best friends, Emily, who moved to Waco, Texas last August after she married that man of her dreams, Caleb. Emily and I go all the way back to pre-school and she was my maid of honor for my wedding! During our conversation, we were chatting about when would be a good time to visit and Easter weekend seemed to be perfect weekend. I looked at flights and was floored when I found some American Airlines flights for just $100! Within a few hours, we booked our flight and began planning our trip to WACO!! Easter weekend was also around our wedding anniversary so Andrew and I decided this would be a great anniversary trip! We had such a great time and I thought I would share some of the highlights that made this such a special trip!

We arrived late Thursday night, so Friday we started our first day in Waco. After breakfast, we went to an amazing Good Friday service at Caleb and Emily’s church. Afterward, we had lunch at the most amazing taco spot called Torchy’s. Their tacos and queso dip were so good that we ended up going a second time while we were there!! After lunch, we went to Magnolia Market! Magnolia’s was so amazing, even better than I imagined. On Saturday, we started the day with some incredible coffee from Common Grounds! Afterward, we had brunch at Cafe Cappuccino. Fluffy pancakes and breakfast tacos filled our bellies for our day of exploring and sightseeing. While exploring we visited Lake Waco and walked atop its dam. We found fields of Bluebonnets and saw a few amazing views of Waco. Later that evening, we had dinner at Chuy’s Mexican restaurant. The restaurant has a really interesting funky style. One of the rooms in the restaurant has an entire roof filled with shiny new car hubcaps! The best part about the place is the free unlimited chips, salsa, and creamy jalapeno dip! They just kept it coming and it was just so yummy! We finished the night playing a few rounds of Spades back at the house while watching Father of the Bride (love that movie!). Sunday started with a wonderful Easter Sunday service! Then we had a restful day at the house playing more cards and watching Father of the Bride 2! 🙂 Monday, was the day of our departure, but we could not leave before visiting Magnolia House and indulging ourselves at Torchy’s one more time! 😉

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The best queso EVER!! Vacation in Waco, Texas (57)After we went to Magnolia Market Emily and I had some girl time and did a little shopping. We stopped by this cute shop called Spice! Vacation in Waco, Texas (35)Vacation in Waco, Texas (7)Then we went to this cute shop called the Findery!Vacation in Waco, Texas (6)The next morning (Saturday) we started the day by visiting Common Grounds coffee shop! This was one of my must go spots and it didn’t disappoint! Not only is it an amazing looking spot but the coffee is even more amazing! I had the “Caballero ” with their dark roast! It has their secret sauce and cream! It was a hot creamy delight! So so yummy!! Vacation in Waco, Texas (36)Vacation in Waco, Texas (38)Vacation in Waco, Texas (37)Isn’t this place just so cool!?Vacation in Waco, Texas (39)Vacation in Waco, Texas (40)Vacation in Waco, Texas (41)Vacation in Waco, Texas (42)Deliciousness!! Vacation in Waco, Texas (43)Even their drive-thru is the coolest!! Vacation in Waco, Texas (44)Right, next door is the new Heritage Creamery ice cream shop! Their flavors are so unique and AMAZING!! Vacation in Waco, Texas (45)Vacation in Waco, Texas (46)So cute right!?Heritage Creamery in Waco TexasVacation in Waco, Texas (47)Check out their flavors! Duck fat caramel, strawberry balsamic and my favorite, honey lavender orange! So yummy!Heritage Creamery in Waco TexasVacation in Waco, Texas (48)LOVE the style of this place!
Vacation in Waco, Texas (49)Vacation in Waco, Texas (50)Vacation in Waco, Texas (51)Vacation in Waco, Texas (52)Vacation in Waco, Texas (53)Brunch at Cafe Cappuccino! Vacation in Waco, Texas (5)Then we went exploring…Vacation in Waco, Texas (64)Vacation in Waco, Texas (65)Then we found Bluebonnets and I took way too many photos! I was in heaven!Vacation in Waco, Texas (63)Vacation in Waco, Texas (55)Vacation in Waco, Texas (60)Vacation in Waco, Texas (62)Meet Lucy, Caleb and Emily’s pup. She had lots of fun too!
Vacation in Waco, Texas (66)The view of the Waco lake from the top of the dam. Vacation in Waco, Texas (67)Vacation in Waco, Texas (68)The view from the opposite side of the lake. Vacation in Waco, Texas (69)Vacation in Waco, Texas (70)Vacation in Waco, Texas (71)More flowers because they are just too pretty not to…Vacation in Waco, Texas (72)Vacation in Waco, Texas (73)Vacation in Waco, Texas (74)This one’s for you mom! 😉Vacation in Waco, Texas (75)Vacation in Waco, Texas (76)Vacation in Waco, Texas (77)Vacation in Waco, Texas (78)Vacation in Waco, Texas (79)Vacation in Waco, Texas (80)Tired Lucy with daddy. Vacation in Waco, Texas (81)Vacation in Waco, Texas (82)Vacation in Waco, Texas (83)Vacation in Waco, Texas (84)Vacation in Waco, Texas (85)Vacation in Waco, Texas (86)On our way to another cool spot!Vacation in Waco, Texas (87)Vacation in Waco, Texas (88)Vacation in Waco, Texas (89)Vacation in Waco, Texas (90)Loved all the driftwood! Vacation in Waco, Texas (91)Lucy had even more fun here because she could get wet!Vacation in Waco, Texas (92)Vacation in Waco, Texas (93)Playing catch!Vacation in Waco, Texas (94)Vacation in Waco, Texas (95)Vacation in Waco, Texas (97)Vacation in Waco, Texas (96)Vacation in Waco, Texas (98)Vacation in Waco, Texas (99)Everything is just so beautiful!! Vacation in Waco, Texas (100)Vacation in Waco, Texas (101)Vacation in Waco, Texas (102)Vacation in Waco, Texas (103)Then it was time for dinner at this yummy spot!Chuy's Tacos is Waco, TexasEaster Sunday!Vacation in Waco, Texas (54)Sunday cards… Spades! This picture says a lot… I was going nil (with a perfect nil hand) and Emily was freaking out a bit! 😉Vacation in Waco, Texas (3)Caleb made homemade chocolate mousse with fresh raspberries! Vacation in Waco, Texas (4)Emily and Caleb taught us a new game called “Hand and Foot” and we loved it! Emily and I totally beat the guys! 😉Vacation in Waco, Texas (2)Then we went to go see a Waco sunset.
Vacation in Waco, Texas (8)Vacation in Waco, Texas (9)On the last day, we visited McGregor where the Magnolia House is!
Vacation in Waco, Texas (104)The cutest little house!!Vacation in Waco, Texas (105)Vacation in Waco, Texas (106)Vacation in Waco, Texas (107)Vacation in Waco, Texas (108)Vacation in Waco, Texas (109)Then it was time to say goodbye, but this is not goodbye just see you later. Vacation in Waco, Texas (1)

Thank you, Emily and Caleb, for such a great long weekend!!

Music: “American Honey” by Lady Antebellum

 

 

 

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