At the beginning of April, we took a quick weekend trip to College Station, TX to attend Physics Fest at Texas A&M. We pass through Waco, TX on our way so I decided we’d stop and visit things we have had on our bucket list on the way there and the way home.
We drove down on Friday so we decided to stop and visit Magnolia Market at the Silos on the way. This is a market that was built by Chip and Joanna Gaines from the show Fixer Upper. There was a line to the bakery the entire time we visited and the market was rather crowded. It was nice out on the lawn area with the food trucks and they had live music.
They also have a really nice garden area.
It was a very nice place to visit and I’m glad we stopped.
Unfortunately, it was really cold and rainy the day of Physics Fest. A lot of stations are outside, but the majority were inside so it was pretty packed. The highlight of Physics Fest for Madison was hanging out with kids and playing games with a group we stayed in the same hotel with. That was memorable for her. ❤️
We had a wonderful dinner at the Messina Hof Winery right outside of College Station in Byran, TX. It was fabulous!
On the way home we stopped again in Waco, TX to visit the Waco Mammoth National Monument. This is a must see in my opnion. They have guided tours that take you through the actual dig site.
Here is a life size picture of a mammoth so you can see the actual comparison to the size of it to yourself. Amazing!
We love Junior Ranger Badges and this was a fun one for Madison to get.
After Madison completed her Junior Ranger Badge, her and her sister sifted and identified ancient ocean fossils.
You get to keep what you find!
This was definitely a fun trip and we made the most of our weekend getaway! Nothing can replace the value of hands on learning and I am very grateful we have are able to embrace these moments!