Waco, Texas

Beautiful flowers and Homestead Heritage!

Beautiful flowers and Homestead Heritage!

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I cruised through Oklahoma after leaving Elk City. I was going to stop at the south end of the state, but decided to keep going and pass through the Dallas – Fort Worth metroplex since it was Sunday and there would be less traffic. I decided to stop in Waco at an RV park with huge pull-through sites. After getting the motorhome set up, it was really nice to enjoy their pool and cool off. It is well over 100 degrees here, so the pool was especially refreshing. Note to self, reconsider visiting some parts of Texas in August.

A classic Texas scene at Homestead Heritage

A classic Texas scene at Homestead Heritage

Another discover is that there is a very impressive community called the Homestead Heritage Traditional Craft Village. This is a Christian community that creates all kinds of products from handmade furniture, to quilts, to cheese, to crafts, to grains, to pottery. Many of the items created are used internally by the group, but they also sell all kinds of items. It was wonderful walking from building to building seeing so many things. The quilts and furniture were quite impressive! I also enjoyed seeing the flowers they were growing outside. They had a nice video summarizing their activities and all the kids and tours they host each year. It was very impressive.

Colorful yarn used to make all kinds of things

Colorful yarn used to make all kinds of things

These butterflies were really moving!

These butterflies were really moving!

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I learned several new things today. One is that Dr. Pepper was invented in Waco, Texas. I enjoy drinking Dr. Pepper, so this was a fun discovery. There is a Dr. Pepper Museum in Waco and I had fun going through the exhibits and remembering some of the commercials highlighting Dr. Pepper.

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I never knew that Dr. Pepper was invented in Waco, Texas!

I never knew that Dr. Pepper was invented in Waco, Texas!

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