Scenes from Waco, Texas. August 31, 2009. Admittedly, I knew nothing about the city of Waco prior to driving thru it en route to Austin. I was rather surprised to discover the presence of several tall(ish) buildings in a downtown portion of the city which has probably seen much better days. After wandering around in the hot Texas sun for a half hour or so, I got back into my car and drove thru the rest of the sprawled out city, stopping to get an oil change and a new tire before heading down the road to Crawford, which will be seen in the next post..