In August my sister Miriam and I took the kids for one last road trip before school was to start. It was strictly for fun. Since we began with a road trip we thought it was only right to end the summer with one too right? I know; I know; I’m so behind in my posts, but I’m trying really hard to get caught up. Have you noticed? (My kiddos have a terrible time looking at the camera when it’s bright outside–poor things!) Our first stop was the Dr Pepper Museum in Waco, Texas. Now I have always wanted to go and claim this was on my bucket list for years. (My bucket list is very long!) Later my mom told me that we visited when I was a kid. Either I have a really bad memory or the museum has changed a lot. I certainly didn’t remember having been there.
We found tickets for the museum on Groupon. I always love a good deal!
It was neat to see early soft drink manufacturing equipment and early bottling machines. There is ample opportunity to learn the history. Also learn about the inventor of Dr. Pepper, and native Texas for Waco–where else?
I loved getting to sit down and watch old Dr Pepper commercials and see how they have changed through the years.
I remember the first time I had a Dr. Pepper. We were staying in missionary housing and there was a Dr Pepper machine that was similar to this one with the door opening. Oh how I loved pulling out an ice cold bottled Dr. Pepper! It is one of my first tastes of Texas!
There are three floors to explore in the museum. It probably took us about an hour and a half to see the whole thing. Keep in mind we had six kids with us who loved walking through everything, but rarely stopping. If you like to read every sign in a museum plan on more time.
Our favorite part was the soda fountain! I mean after all we learned about Dr. Pepper it was only right to have one right? In the shop it is mixed the old fashioned way with the soda water and syrup.
I had to get a photo. We were headed to eat lunch after the museum so we only got one to share so we could all taste it.
The rest of the kids were really worried watching the first two pose for my picture. They all grabbed a straw and dove in. The cup was gone in no time. My kids thought it was the best Dr. Pepper they’ve ever had. They talk about going back just for a drink! We had a great time at the Dr. Pepper Museum!
San Antonio bound.
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