Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Google Image Search: Word & Picture #170

Today's Word:
"fun in waco"

Today's Picture:

Megan & I went to a wedding in Waco last weekend. Megan's friend Holly got married. Waco is home of Baylor University. It was also the home of David Koresh. I had no idea what to expect, so I did not expect much. And, ooo-wee, did Waco exceed my low expectations... barely. Because I set my expectations low, I was pleasantly surprised by Waco. I would not want to live there, but it was not as bad as I was expecting.

First, we visited the Cameron Park Zoo.

The zoo was amazing. Besides the Singapore Night Zoo, this is the coolest zoo I have ever attended. We were greeted by a couple of white monkeys (they have a real name that I can not remember). They were making these crazy sounds. They were defending their territory. It was unreal. They were going "WoooooooOOOOOOOp" and "Weeeeeeeeeeooooooooooooo!!" It was wild. Here is a picture:

I also saw a jaguar. The jaguar made extended eye contact with me. It was unnerving. Even though it was covered by a net and a cage, I was intimidated.

Then we saw this thing. I think I saw it on a Disney cartoon or something. It reminded me of PugPuggy.

I saw buffalo (yes, buffalo, not bison) eating hay.

We also saw sharks.

I was really impressed with the Cameron Park Zoo in Waco. It was very natural and the animals seemed happy. Except for a crazy bear who was swimming too close to the glass. And the Lion... it looked bored.

Next, we visited the Dr. Pepper Museum. Waco is the birthplace of Dr. Pepper. I did not know that before I visited Waco.

We did not go into the museum, we just went to the gift shop and the old-time soda fountain. We ordered an original recipe Dr. Pepper from the fountain. It was served out of a tap and tasted delicious. It was made with real cane sugar. It reminded me of a Mexican coke.

Finally, it was off to the wedding. I had so much fun at Holly's wedding, I forgot to take pictures. But this is a picture of Megan and I in our wedding gear.

On Sunday, we drove through Salado, a nice small town between Waco and Austin.

We stopped for lunch at the amazing Monument Cafe in Georgetown, TX. It was incredible. I love the Monument Cafe. If in Georgetown, TX, eat at the Monument Cafe.

In Summary: Waco - not good, not bad, just Waco; Holly's wedding was super fun; I like original recipe Dr. Pepper.


Jennifer said...

So was the kid in the Tiger costume in the zoo too?

Anonymous said...

2 weeks ago we drove from Chuy's to Dallas. Oddly, I didn't even notice Waco on the road.


Ben said...

Yes, Waco is the middle-child of Dallas and Austin.