Adventures for 2018 travel blog

The stained glass at the Armstrong Browning Library

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Pepper Museum

 

 

 

Tower of the Americas

 

 

Alamo at night

 

 


We had a super long day today. Leave hotel and head to the Armstrong Browning Library on the campus of Baylor University in Waco. This was a marvelous place, loaded with gorgeous stained glass windows, walnut paneling and other unique architectural features. It is a 19th-century research center dedicated to the study of the lives and works of Victorian poets Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning and houses the world's largest collection of Browning material and other fine collections of rare 19th-century books, manuscripts, and works of art. Very interesting.

Next stop was the Dr. Pepper Museum, housed in the original bottling plant. Lots of soft drink memorabilia and, of course, they had samples for us. Not our favorite thing, but OK for a quick stop.

We then proceeded on to Temple for a BBQ lunch at Clem Mikeska's; really good food, served buffet style.

Then on to San Antonio, lots of traffic, but we were able to make a brief stop to check into hotel before we went for dinner atop the famous Tower of the Americas, built to host the 1968 Hemisfair in the Alamo City. The restaurant is a Chart House and the food was really good; we had a window table so we enjoyed the views down below too.

We had a night visit at the Alamo; it was nice to have exclusive access to the historic mission and a personalized tour of the Alamo Church and the Long Barrack museum, but, it was too long a day for our liking.

Exhausted, we turned in at our home for the next two nights at the Drury Inn on the Riverwalk.

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