Road Trip with Madelyn Day 3
What a great time we had touring the Dr. Pepper Museum in Waco. This three story museum is quaint but fun. Madelyn absolutely loved looking at every square inch of this museum. They have a nice scavenger hunt for kids that really helps them learn about the exhibits shown on each level of the museum. After the kids fill in all the blanks for the scavenger hunt they return the sheet to the ticket area and get a little gift which is a Dr. Pepper bottle cap. As soon as we got back to Frisco, I turned her bottle cap into a charm for a souvenir necklace.
Alan and I enjoyed watching some of the old commercials and remembered several we saw growing up. We all had the jingle “I’m a Pepper, He’s a Pepper, She’s a Pepper, We’re a Pepper, Wouldn’t you like to be a Pepper too? Be a Pepper, Drink Dr. Pepper” stuck in our heads all day long.
Of course after the tour we had to go to the gift shop. This kid loves gift shops. Every single place we went to, if it had a gift shop this girl was in it looking at every single item. The gift shop is small but filled with t-shirts, stickers, pens, magnets, bottled Dr. Pepper, Rose Bowl Pins and other small Dr. Pepper logo items. Madelyn got an old school style t-shirt that says “I’m a Pepper” and some Dr. Pepper flavored jelly beans. Of course you can’t visit this place without going to the Soda Fountain Parlor and getting Dr. Pepper Floats in souvenir cups.
This tour was a great ending to a wonderful mini road trip with Madelyn. We had loads of fun, laughed a lot and made some great memories. Although, when you live in Texas mini road trips are LONG. I drove a total of 1400 miles which included meeting half way to pick up and return her to my sister.