“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” – Saint Augustine.
It was an absolute pleasure visiting the manufacturing facilities in Waco and get to know some technical stuffs related to our work. We loved such technical tours, always. 🙂
We planned this trip to Waco, Texas for an official visit. I was working with Caterpillar Work Tools in Wamego, Kansas. Myself and my team were doing SAP VC deployment project for Caterpillar Work Tools in Wamego, Kansas. A couple of the facilities in Waco was absolutely related to our stuffs of work tools that we did with Caterpillar in Wamego. And hence in order to get to know about the real stuffs happening in the shop floors of the facilities in Waco, we planned this trip in March 2013.
Alligator Meat! – For Lunch.
How about trying Alligator for lunch? That’s what the question we asked ourselves on our first day in Texas. It did sound awesome for us and we did try the same. The taste was real good and we were much glad that we tried it. I expected the meat to be hard and tough to chew but it was real soft. 🙂
Alligator meat was even softer than the Indian country chicken. Alligator meat was a fantastic dish for lunch. 😉 🙂
The Riverwalk area was a wonderful place with a beautiful River Brazos running through and quite a lot of suspension bridges across the river. The river banks of Brazos was a pleasant spot, not just for the people but for the ducks and geese as well.
Ducks and Geese were all active taking fly, swim and of course some brisk walks in the evening. It was fun watching them active doing all these in the riverfront. 🙂 🙂
Waco Suspension Bridge
Waco suspension bridge is a simple but beautiful bridge across River Brazos in the city of Waco. Nothing big about this bridge but just it was good to just have a look at it in the evening times. We all did some good walks across this bridge and it was great to be in the middle of the bridge and to see the dark green waters of the river beneath it. It was fun.
Washington Avenue Bridge
The Waco Steel Bridge is the biggest of all the bridges across River Brazos. This bridge is bigger than the Waco Suspension Bridge and it is a steel bridge. This bridge wasn’t far away from the suspension bridge.
Washington Avenue Bridge slightly reminded me about the Sydney Harbour Bridge in Sydney, Australia with all the strong steel beams and structures.
Waco Mammoth National Monument
The Waco Mammoth National Monument is a museum and an age old place of the fossil remains of the huge Columbian Mammoths.
We all must have seen such huge Mammoths in the animation movie “Ice Age”. 🙂
The huge Columbian Mammoths of such nature lived here in the North American continent more than 10,000 years back.
It has been said that a small herd of mammoths were dead here at this site because of some natural calamities. There are fossil remains of exactly 24 Columbian mammoths which have been unearthed here at this site.
The Texas crew was done with the attractions and official visits in the city of Waco and headed next for the beautiful city, San Antonio. 🙂