Waco holds a special place in our hearts. C lived there some growing up and after high school, and we both lived there in college, and I taught there one year after college. There are sights to see, people to visit with, and places to eat. Some of our favorite “hole-in-the-wall” places are in that town.
We headed up for the day of the first football game in the new stadium. We had tried to get tickets but couldn’t. I still thought it would be fun to be in town for the “atmosphere” of the first game.
We got into town about 2 pm on game day (the game didn’t start til 6 pm). We parked and walked over to the stadium area and man, was it hot! We found the tailgate of our church we attended in college, visited with a few people and then walked towards the stadium. The crowds were getting heaver and we were hot so we left after that. We got Bush’s to-go (our favorite chicken place) and headed to Papa Steve’s to watch the game in air conditioned comfort while the children went to bed early! That’s the way to do it, I tell ya!
I was glad to see the festivities, and knew we would be back the next weekend with actual tickets!
We stayed with “Papa Steve” as everyone calls him. We sure missed Gigi Jan!
Papa Steve made his famous fajitas on Memorial Day and had his kids over and some other friends. These two sweet girls are born just a few weeks apart and have almost identical names.
I guess her momma and I have pretty good taste in names.
These two are up to something…
The next morning we headed over to campus to see the sights. We showed the kids the tree and place where the swing used to be where we got engaged, the SUB, the Bear Pit, and visited one of my old professors in the new building for the School of Ed.
Then we headed to Vitek’s, for a “Gut Pack”, which starts with fritos and then is topped with sliced sausage, followed by pickles, onions, jalapenos, shredded cheese, chopped beef, beans and barbecue sauce. Yum. (Although I don’t get the pickles, onions or jalapeños.)
The last day in town, we visited with these guys. Sweet friends who have kiddoes very close in ages to ours. The girls had a blast playing and the boys and fun sharing cheerios.
Thanks for a good trip Waco!