If you’ve ever wanted to take your mother on a road trip, Waco would be a perfect place to take her. Its small-town charm is all rolled up with wonderful things women love to do and see. Our latest mother-daughter road trip to Waco, Texas, was just what SHE needed, and it was for us to bond once more.
Mother-Daughter Road Trip to Waco, Texas
We’ve now been on at least five mother-daughter road trips, and one being to Waco. So, this is our second time visiting Waco together. The first time was four years this month (in 2017), and it was both our first visit to Magnolia Market, and we were so giddy that we finally decided to go.
Do you travel with your mother?
I will continue to bring my mom along on road trips as long as she’s able. Being almost 83 years old limits her on some things, but she’s a trooper when I want to go off and do the things she can’t – like horseback riding or ziplining.
Mom and I on our way to the Magnolia Table for lunch on the patio, then to shop at the Magnolia Market.
Our Mother-Daughter Relationship
I suppose not every daughter gets along with her mother as you would think they would or should. I’ve heard some stories from my friends that they don’t see eye to eye with their mothers and would never travel with them. I guess we have a special bond that we both love. We are a lot alike, and we almost like the same things. However, I’m much more energetic and not ready to rock in the rocking chair on the front porch just yet. I do like my outdoor activities and will seek them out on every trip. She’s just as happy sitting in the cabin or hotel room doing her crossword puzzles or watching a movie while I’m out and about doing my thing.
What We Did On Our Mother-Daughter Road Trip to Waco, Texas
It was a little chilly, and the weather called for scattered showers. Magnolia Market was crazy busy, but it was spring break, so I don’t know what I was thinking about taking a road trip to Waco, Texas, during this time.
I had booked my horseback ride in advance, so I hoped that wouldn’t cancel (it didn’t).
- We stayed in a cabin I found on Hipcamp. If you want to know what a Hipcamp is – go here >>>Hipcamp: A New Way of Camping(Opens in a new browser tab)
- Lunch on the patio at Magnolia Table. Tip: If you go to the restaurant and there’s a two-hour wait, you can go around the building and make a to-go order and take it to the patio to enjoy. It’s a sure way to say you ate at the Magnolia Table.
- We stood in line for over 30 minutes to get into the Magnolia Market, only to find there was nothing in there I wanted (this time).
- Again, I stood in line at the Seed Store but gave up after 10 mins.
- Drove around downtown but was too tired to get out.
- Looked for a winery but Waco doesn’t have any. There is a new one coming to town and will open in April.
- Made the cutest mini clay basket at the Potter’s House inside this community near our cabin.
- We watched movies at night on Netflicks on my computer.
- I went horseback riding on a scenic Texas Ranch in Waco, and my mom stayed at the cabin with her Lily, her dog and watched a Netflix series.
All is good.
Brunch at Magnolia Table
We ordered at the to-go counter and found a great table on the porch. I helped my mom scarf down those awesome hashbrowns.
It took all of 10 fun minutes to make these cute mini clay baskets.
If you’re looking to ride horses in Waco, look up Brazos Bluffs Ranch. They offer a 90-minute trail ride through open fields and scenic views on their trails of their land. Some parts were uphill and downhill, which I loved! I learned on my last horse ride how to lean when the horse is climbing or going downhill. I think I’m ready to trot now!!
Until our next trip, I shall be planning another one for the summer, somewhat like our road trip to Waco, Texas.