Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Two So-So Museums & Campground Pics

Location: Airport Park Campground (Corps of Enigineers); Waco, Texas

I'm not sure what I used to take the pictures but if you click them, you can enlarge them.

This is stop #3 on the map
I've been in Waco for four days with the weather being great. But today is moving day and of course it's raining. We have avoided most of the heavy rain but it was a steady and light most of the night. It is suppose to pass on through today but new rain seems to be forming to the west of here as quickly as the rain leaves the area. It won't be the first time I've hitched up during rain but I sure don't want to do that again. Luckily, the next campground is only a little over an hour away so I can wait a while and hope for a break in the rain.

I visited two museums here in Waco. One was the Dr. Pepper museum which was above average and worth the stop. The other was the Waco Mammoth National Monument. The mammoth site was less interesting to me mainly because I have stop at a couple of sites such as this one before. I think this will be my last "bones site". I'll let the pictures and captions tell the rest of the story about the two museums.

The old Dr. Pepper bottling plant

This is inside the old plant. The round thing the guy is looking in is the old artesian well that was used to provide the water to make the first Dr. Peppers. After they quit using it, it was filled with old broken bottles. It was recovered later and now is an interesting part of the museum. 

The site was accidentally found by a couple of guys looking for arrowheads. It is "supposedly" a nursery of Mammoths that were trapped by a flood and buried in mud. There was also a camel found with them. They aren't sure if he traveled with them or he was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. It is worth a visit if you've never been to a site like this. 
This campground has been great and is in my top five COE campgrounds. If I pass through the area again, I will stop. There isn't anything special about the campground except for my campsite #11. Any on this little loop are good with a couple of the pull thrus being the best.

Since I'm writing this post while waiting for a break in the rain, I'll just post so campground pictures and call it quits for now.

The view out Liberty's door. That pull-thru would be the site to have if it is crowded.

This is a lot of flood debris around the campground. It must have been a bad flood.

Walking around I saw this shot with the dead tree, roots and all, in the foreground with the live one in the background on a little spit of land. 

A different dead tree but the same live one in the background.

One of the two nice sunsets. This is from my campsite. It was nice.
Ya'll take care of each other. I'll Cya down the road.


  1. Nice park.....Texas Ranger Museum is a good visit also! Safe Travels

    1. Hello Larry, By the time I got to the Ranger museum, I was "museumed" out. Maybe next time. Thanks for the suggestion. Be safe out there if you're traveling.