Hello from Laurel, MS

Hello from Laurel, MS

Sunday August 21, 2022 (Second post of this travelogue)

We are in Laurel, MS at the Holiday Inn (Google Map)

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This is our second “major” stop since it is the setting for the HGTV show called “Home Town”.  Our trip here from Waco included an overnight stop in Minden, LA.

We got to this hotel around 1:00 PM and waited for a room to become available.  Our goal was to get into the room in time to watch the drag races from Brainerd, MN.  We will do a quick tour of the area tomorrow morning before heading to New Orleans.

Our stay in the Waco area went pretty well.  On Thursday, we took a morning limousine tour (Mercedes Sprinter Van) of the Waco area.  There were 8 people on the tour and the van seats 13 so we had lots of seating space.  As is always the case, these tours really showcase the area and all the great details/sights.  The tour included several “drive-bys” of some of the homes from the “Fixer Upper” TV show.  Many have been sold by the original owners or converted into short term rentals.

After the tour we went to the Magnolia Table for lunch.  This is the business that Chip and Joanna Gaines created after remodeling the building.  It was great food and we had enough left over for dinner.  Of course, we had to have the “avocado toast” that was well documented in one of the shows (Chip was not impressed by the concoction – but it became very popular)

Friday we drove back to Waco and Pat was able to do some shopping at the “The Silos”.  Again, this is a set of businesses that Chip and Joanna created and documented in some of their shows.  It was fun to see some of the sights from the show.

That is all for this post.  More in a subsequent posts.

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