Walking the New Year In

We started the new year off right by doing a walk in Waco, TX on New Years Day. It was 50 degrees and it didn’t start sprinkling until we were almost finished.

Still recovering from a broken hip back in September, so we only did a 5K.

The walk starts at the Hilton Inn. This box has been hosted by them for over 15 years. Thank You, Hilton Inn!

The walk starts at the Hilton Inn. This box has been hosted by them for over 15 years. Thank You, Hilton Inn!

The route heads out the back door of the Hilton past the Freedom Fountain.

The route heads out the back door of the Hilton past the Freedom Fountain.

The 1930 Art Deco Waco City Hall.

The 1930 Art Deco Waco City Hall.

Large fountain in front of City Hall.

Large fountain in front of City Hall.

Lamp post and stop sign decorated for Christmas. The Alico Bldg. proudly displays a Baylor University banner.

Lamp post and stop sign decorated for Christmas. The Alico Bldg. proudly displays a Baylor University banner.

Tornado Memorial

Tornado Memorial

McLennan County Courthouse

McLennan County Courthouse

Nice old home right in downtown Waco.

Nice old home right in downtown Waco.

Grand Lodge of Texas

Grand Lodge of Texas

Waco Masonic Lodge #92. Chartered on Jan. 23, 1852, as the Bosque Lodge. Name changed in 1856. Three former Texas governors have been members.

Waco Masonic Lodge #92. Chartered on Jan. 23, 1852, as the Bosque Lodge. Name changed in 1856. Three former Texas governors have been members.

Waco Hippodrome Theater.

Waco Hippodrome Theater.

All that remains of Cox's Department Store (where I frequently shopped on my lunch hour many years ago).

All that remains of Cox’s Department Store (where I frequently shopped on my lunch hour many years ago).

Across from Cox's is the old McCrory's where I used to dine at their lunch counter.

Across from Cox’s is the old McCrory’s where I used to dine at their lunch counter.

Jake's Texas Tea House. This isn't a "Tea Room". The term "Texas Tea" was originally used to describe crude oil, which explains the decorations.

Jake’s Texas Tea House. This isn’t a “Tea Room”. The term “Texas Tea” was originally used to describe crude oil, which explains the decorations.

Old Kress building's bottom floor .

Jake’s is on the bottom floor of the old Kress Building.

The next window is done in red.

The next section is done in red.

Interesting design along the roof line.

Interesting design along the roof line.

Dr. Pepper Museum

Dr. Pepper Museum

McLean Stadium and I-35 bridges from the Riverwalk.

McLean Stadium and I-35 bridges from the Riverwalk.

View along the Riverwalk.

View along the Riverwalk.

Blue Heron on the old RR bridge.

Blue Heron on the old RR bridge.

Ducks sleeping along the river walk.

Ducks sleeping along the river walk.

View of the Suspension Bridge. The walk doesn't go across it, and because it started raining, we skipped visiting it.

View of the Suspension Bridge. The walk doesn’t go across it, and because it started raining, we skipped visiting it.

Cattle drive sculptures right before you reach the Hilton.

Cattle drive sculptures right before you reach the Hilton.

 

 

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I am an avid Volksmarcher. I belong to Texas County Walkers in Mesquite.
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