This past weekend my youngest sister and my step-mom ran a half marathon at the Silos in Waco. We got the chance to wander through Magnolia. Despite it being a race weekend, I was surprised that the Magnolia Market was not too busy. We found easy parking and were able to explore without bumping into people at every turn. Thats not to say that the lines for the food trucks weren’t at least five people deep.
There are a number of shops at the Market: the main shop where farmhouse style decor can be purchased, there are also a number of small shops where everything from clothing to books to artisan soap can be purchased. The farmhouse style is not my personally preferred style but Joanna Gaines has made it look fantastic. The chai tea at the Magnolia Press is a bit sweet but they have wonderful lemon-blueberry cinnamon roll type things. Magnolia Market is not typically open on Sundays but they were for the marathon.
We stayed at an Airbnb on this trip, the Oso Bungalow. This was a nice two bedroom apartment with a fold-out couch that could sleep two additional people. With a full kitchen, a record player, and covered parking it was perfect for a quick weekend trip. The only thing that I was not a fan of was the lock was based on an app that only the person that booked the unit could use. It wasn’t inconvenient for a weekend but if the Airbnb was being shared by multiple people it could be an issue.
A full marathon is 26.2 miles, and a half marathon is 13.1 miles. My baby sister ran an average time of 8.25 per mile and finished in an hour and fifty minutes in her first half marathon. She trained hard and it paid off. You go Em, don’t let anything stop you.
Have you ever visited the Magnolia Market, if yes, what did you think? Have you ever run a half-marathon or marathon or even a 5k? If so, what did you think? Let me know in the comment. Remember to leave no trace and safe travels.
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