I was looking to change up the Waco Volksmarch for 2016. I went online and laid out a potential 10K route. We set out this morning to walk the planned route. We arrived at the Waco Visitor’s Center right off of I-35 at 7am and the sun was still in hiding but it was 80 degrees and light enough to walk.
We headed out though the First Street Cemetery next to the visitor’s center and then the Hebrew Rest Cemetery toward University Parks Drive.
We walked past the Texas Sports Hall of Fame and crossed over University Parks Drive to the Baylor Campus.
We walked past the parking garage toward the Truett Seminary.
I had planned to walk straight on through to the Bear habitat passing Russell Hall but ran into construction. So we turned left to circled the tennis courts.
We made it to the bear habitat but no bears were out.
We turned left heading East along the esplanade passing this memorial.
We turned right to pass in front of Neff Hall and I stopped to take a picture of the historical marker about Governor Neff.
We turned left going out to Speight Street and then another left going back toward University Parks Drive. We turned right on 3rd to view the Baylor President’s residence.
We walked cattycorner across a parking lot toward the fountain and the sun is still not fully up yet.
We passed the bear statue and turned left to follow the stream to the fountain at the other end.
We turned right again to follow a gravel path to University Parks Drive where we turned left to head back toward downtown Waco. We crossed University Parks at the Mayborn Museum.
We turned left in front of the museum to the Grant Teaff statue and then continued on toward the bridge to McLean Stadium.
We crossed the bridge and turned right circling the pond to reach the North side of the stadium. We turned left to head back to the South side and viewed RG3’s statue before recrossing the Brazos River.
We turned left to go down to the Riverwalk.
We headed in toward downtown Waco and unfortunately we found this construction sign. After two years the Riverwalk is still not complete. They can build a huge stadium in 9 months but they can’t finish a simple walkway in two years????
So we gave up on the walk and headed back to the Visitor’s Center. We passed this War Memorial which I had never noticed before.
We passed by Erath’s statue and we were done. We probably walked 8K today.