I had mentioned to someone that I was going to Dallas for a wedding. She had just returned from Dallas and had taken a side trip to Magnolia in Waco, Texas. I had no idea what Magnolia was, but she said it was totally worth the trip.
I contacted my friend with whom I was traveling and ask if she would be interested in the side trip to Waco. She signed up! She had just finished the book about Chip and Joanna Gaines; The Magnolia Story. She knew all about them and had been watching their show for some time. I quickly caught up on the couple and their story. Since David and I work on renovations and new construction homes in South Tampa I couldn’t help but love what they do.
Our flight arrived very early in the morning and we negotiated a rental car for the day. We took off down a three lane, semi congested highway towards our destination. One thing to love about Texas driving is the 75 mile per hour speed limit. We arrived in just under two hours.
The Silos and surrounding areas were packed with cars, even the church across the street was filled with visitors. It was a controlled chaos with masses of people flocking to Magnolia at the Silos.
We parked just a few blocks away and as we neared the side of the building the sign above greeted us.
We continued down the side of the building and it was lined with trellises.