We met for our tour at Hotel Indigo, checked at the concierge and waited for our driver Cowboy Dave and tour guide Sydney to give us the go ahead to load up on the Mercedes tour van. We were pleasantly surprised when Sydney asked our group would we mind having a prayer for our tour before leaving.
The tour was fabulous. We learned so much about the history of Waco. We had three stops along the way. Stop number one was Heritage Creamery and Common Grounds. We had our choice of all-natural ice cream or a cup of joe. Cathy and Debbie had Cowboy Dave’s favorite ice cream, Brown Butter Texas Pecan and Lee had Cowboy Coffee.
Next stop was the Lover’s Leap overlook at Cameron Park. The story is that Running Bear and Little White Dove were in love and from different tribes, a forbidden love. They jumped to their death to be together forever. It even inspired the song “Running Bear and Little White Dove.” Of course we had to sing the song and do the motions in the van. Everyone participated and enjoyed it.
Along the way we saw a lot of the Fixer Upper houses.
The last stop was Harp Design Co. The owner of this company is Clint Harp who at one time was making a six figure salary and left that behind to pursue his passion for making furniture. He could not get anyone to contract him for furniture and was experiencing such hard times that he was showing his portfolio of furniture to everyone he could. This was overhead by someone who changed his life. A man who heard him talking to a lady at the gas pump, showing his picutres. He said, “My wife and I flip houses and might have a need for your furniture.” That man’s name was Chip Gaines…. the rest is history.
We all bought a few items at Harp Designs to take home with us of course. We headed back to Hotel Indigo at the end of our wonderful tour. We would highly recommend this tour if you are in the Waco area. Make reservations ahead of time, there are only a limited number of seats available.