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Oct 25, 2018 - The start of our journey

It all started in Waco,TX. We retired, sold our bricks and sticks home, and bought our 2018 Road Warrior 5th wheel toy hauler. We are living full time as nomads and so far are really into the lifestyle. We have stayed in Alabama and Louisiana as well as Texas. I'm not much of a blogger so it remains to be seen how often this gets updated.

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Sep 12, 2018 - Magnolia Silos Market

We had a fun and busy day today. We visited the famous Magnolia Market, Chip and Joanna Gaines's store in Waco, Texas. Fans of HGTV's Fixer Upper know that the couple undertook their biggest rehab project ever when they acquired a sprawling downtown Waco property that includes two huge grain silos and a 20,000-square-foot barn. Since its grand opening in 2015, the complex has quickly become more than a store. It's a major destination, where thousands flock every week. Location was key when Chip and Joanna were looking to expand their...

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Sep 10, 2018 - Waco, Texas

We left Thackerville this morning and drove about 165 miles to Waco, Texas. We had to make a stop on the way in Denton, Texas at the Inland Truck and Repair Shop for an air leak. We kept losing the air pressure in our RV every time Jerry hit the brakes. They found a tiny hole in the airline and had to replace it, that took about two hours of our trip. We were happy to find a place that could fix it. After we emptied our wallet for $280, we were on the road again. :) After the repair was done we drove through the horrible Dallas/Fort Worth...

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Aug 18, 2018 - Waco, TX

First stop of the day was McDonalds for a quick breakfast then on to Bucee’s for our last fuel stop of the trip. What a great price! $2.49 a gallon for diesel. We haven’t seen anything cheaper than $2.79 all summer and most were over $3 a gallon. Then we hit I-35 south until we got to Waco. The construction through Fort Worth wasn’t too long but a bit tricky. But as always, Jay did a great job driving. After setting up the RV in Waco and taking Rocky for a quick trip to the dog park where we’re staying, Jay and I headed into downtown Waco....

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Jun 1, 2018 - Day 3 - Waco TX

Day 3 was pretty much the reason we like RV-ing. 350 miles on back roads. No Interstate the whole day (except for the last 14 miles getting to the RV park in Waco). Not sorry to see Midland / Odessa in the rear view camera. First 110 miles of the day were on brand new asphalt / 4-lane highway. Really nice. Nothing but open fields and oil pumps for the first 50 miles, and then into the hill / horse country. Very few towns along the way, just miles of open spaces. Very green countryside - beautiful. Only downside was the speed limit - 75 mph...

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Summer 2018 Big Trip

Mar 5, 2018 - Waco, TX

The weather finally cooperated this year so we could plan on going to Waco, TX, which is a city I have been wanting to visit. Following US 77, then I-35 we arrived at I-35 RV Park for three nights. The next day took us into Waco to HGTV's Chip & Joanna Gaines Silos. This couple of Fixer Upper fame have done a beautiful job of revitalizing a block in downtown Waco with their Silos Bakery, Magnolia Market, Feed & Supply store, food carts and a large play area for families to play and picnic. The bakery is a refurbished old structure/office at...

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Winter 2018

Feb 16, 2018 - Tour of WACO

We took a city tour of Waco today that was started by two of the couples that had their homes remodeled on HGTV by Chip and Joanna. During the tour we saw several of the homes that were done on the show.We also visited Clint's Harp Design woodworking shop and home. We learned that the one "shotgun" home that cost 31,000 to redo is now on the market as a vacation rental for 950,000-it is already booked out three years! As we continued our tour we learned a lot of the history of Waco and past and current businesses.We drove thru the campus of...

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Feb 15, 2018 - Magnolia Market at the Silos

We arrived in Waco Texas today and went downtown to visit the Magnolia Market at the Silos. After seeing it so often on HGTV it was fun to be there in person. The Bakery had a line around the corner so we were not able to go inside but the market had a lot of neat items on display. The food trucks were lined up outside along the property and picnic areas provided to eat. After touring the grounds we ate at the pizza food truck and then had dessert at the pie peddler.Afterwards we toured the Dr Pepper museum.

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Jan 23, 2018 - Tuesday, Waco Texas

We visited the Waco Mammoth National Monument. Surrounded by oak, mesquite and cedar trees, the site offers an escape from the modern world and provides a glimpse into the lives and habitat of Columbian mammoths and other Ice Age animals. On a spring day in 1978, Paul Barron and Eddie Bufkin embarked on a search for arrowheads and fossils near the Bosque River. To their surprise, the men stumbled upon a large bone eroding out of a ravine. Recognizing the unusual nature of the find, they removed the bone and took it to Baylor University's...

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2018 Winter

Jan 22, 2018 - Monday, Waco Texas

It got a little cool last night, down to the low 30’s. We had to get up and turn some heat on, didn’t realize it was supposed to cool off that much. After we warmed up got ready to travel to the Magnolia Silo’s, the Fixer Upper people. Figured since it was Monday there wouldn’t be many people there, was I wrong. It is a good city block that the area covers. The silos are there but just as a landmark nothing else. They repurposed the building into a store and bakery, which for what they charge for items in the store it must be paid for by...

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2018 Winter

Jan 21, 2018 - Sunday, Waco Texas

Today was moving day for us even with Candy still feeling weak but on the road we go. Covered about 300 miles today, which is a lot for us, arrived in Waco at North Crest RV Park until Wednesday when we leave for Sweet Water Texas. Campground is a little north of downtown, about 10 minute drive which is what we like. Site was great, all concrete with picnic table and all hook ups.

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2018 Winter

Nov 24, 2017 - Turkey and Silos

On the day before Thanksgiving, we loaded up and rode to Georgetown Texas with Jack and Barb to spend Thanksgiving with Jack's family. Barb and I rode in the rented Expedition while Steve and Jack rode in Jack's truck, pulling a trailer loaded down with hunting supplies as Jack was leaving the day after Thanksgiving for a much anticipated hunting trip in south Texas. Jack's parents, Archie and Joan, live in Georgetown as does his sister Connie and her husband Steve, and his brother David and his girlfriend Tonya. We went first to Connie...

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2017 Life in our RV

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