My visit to the town of Waco Texas last week surprised me a bit. It was smaller and quieter than I expected. That might be because I managed to miss the entire area where Baylor University is located. (I hope to make it out there next week.) Plus I am pretty sure anywhere seems sleepy compared to Los Angeles!
Waco has had tough luck if you recall the tragic shootout and standoff in 1993 between FBI agents and Branch Davidians and the ammonium nitrate explosion that occurred at the West Fertilizer Company in 2013. But the town of Waco should be best known for the it's wonderful people! Waco residents are not only proud of where they live but they are the friendliest people I have ever met!
And ... they all love the Gaines family. I talked to a lot of people while I was in Waco and every single person had something positive to say about Chip and Joanna Gaines. They love them as much as the fans of their tv show! My best example of Waco hospitality was when a neighbor knocked on the door of the Magnolia house to deliver Halloween candy and a welcome note. All he wanted to do was welcome us to the neighborhood. Amazing.
I mentioned earlier that I really enjoyed Chip and Joanna's new book "The Magnolia Story". I just saw that the book is now #1 on the New York Times Best Seller List. Of course it is! I would suggest you listen to the book as it is narrated by Chip and Joanna. You can do that here.
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