Arrived at Austin East KOA Holiday, Austin, TX. Thursday late afternoon after driving 510 miles. Right friendly folk greeted us and told us about all the sights we wanted to see the next day.
Friday morning, we drove 1 ½ hours north to Waco to spend the day at Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia Properties, from the HGTV Fixer Upper TV Show. First order of business was breakfast at Magnolia Table. A good Texas downpour began just as we arrived and we were told it would be an hour wait! No worries headed over to the Take Away Café and Gift Area to check it out.
Finally, we were seated in Magnolia Table, beautifully decorated and a delicious breakfast was served! They had a special Spring menu, we ordered the Lemon Blueberry Pancakes, their traditional pancakes filled with blueberries and lemon zest, topped with lemon butter, served with two eggs, house made Tator Tots, and thick-cut peppered bacon. The other order was French toast, topped with strawberry butter, served with two eggs, house made Tator Tots, and house sausage. We were driving right in, then thought of a picture!
Now with our bellies full on to Magnolia Market at the Silos, Silos Baking Co., and Magnolia Seed & Supply.
Behind Magnolia Market was a large turf area where kids could play, beautiful swings, a large covered pavilion with picnic tables, lots of food trucks, even selling some of the food from Silos Bakery and Magnolia Table. Magnolia Seed & Supply had pretty raised vegetable, herb and flower beds.
We were fortunate to recognize and get a picture of Joanna Gaines’ mother and sister!
The original Magnolia store where it all began is now home to discontinued and sale items. All of the Magnolia areas are decorated in Joanna’s black and white color schemes. It is very evident they have bought a good bit of property in the town of Waco and probably will be expanding that area.
Our last stop of the day was to see the farm that was renovated and is currently Chip and Joanna Gaines home.