48 Hours in Texas: A whirlwind weekend full of adventure.
We recently made a quick 48-hour getaway to Texas. In that short amount of time we visited Ft. Worth Stockyards, Rockwall, Waco, and Lake Whitney. We packed a lot in, and saw several friends we haven’t seen in years.
Ft. Worth Stockyards
We flew into Dallas and went straight to the Ft. Worth Stockyards to have lunch with some friends we haven’t seen in a while. We ate at Joe T. Garcia’s and it was ahhhhmazing! Apparently, it is Ft. Worth’s most iconic restaurant. Our lunch included chicken quesadillas and the best margarita I have ever tasted. I don’t know what they put in it, but it was seriously the best margarita I have ever had. If you are ever in Texas, and are in the Ft. Worth area, you have got to eat at Joe T. Garcia’s.
We also walked around the stockyards and visited several western shops, tourist shops, and furniture stores. We even saw a live bull that people could sit on to get their picture taken. It was a great afternoon.
After the stockyards, we headed to Rockwall to meet up with a friend of mine from college and her husband for dinner and a concert. We went to a Shenandoah concert at a honky-tonk steakhouse and had front row seats. It was so much fun because we ate dinner and watched the concert at the same time.
We spent the night in Rockwall and got up early the next morning to head to Waco—yes, to the Magnolia Market we went. Oh my gosh, it was better than I imagined! There were hundreds of people, so it was very crowded, but the market was full of the cutest items, and the silos were incredible. I picked up the most adorable cake plate, and a few other trinkets. If you love watching “Fixer Upper,” I highly recommend a trip to Magnolia Market!
Later that evening, we met some other friends for dinner at this fantastic little settlement called Homestead Heritage that is located right outside of Waco. Homestead Heritage is a self-sustained community that has many shops full of handmade items and a restaurant with the most delicious food.
Our friends live at Lake Whitney, which is about 45 minutes from Waco, so we stayed the night at their house before flying out the next day. Lake Whitney was so beautiful with wild life everywhere—my husband was in heaven.
We got up early the next morning, ate breakfast, and headed back to the Dallas-Ft. Worth airport. We had the most amazing time catching up with friends, eating delicious food, and visiting some fun shops.
I wish we had more time in Texas, but Wrango was impatiently waiting for us to return home.
Have you visited Texas? What should we do on our next trip? XOXO