Spring officially began on March 20, 2019. And with that, the weather took a
remarkable turn for a beautiful day of riding. With work at my new employer and
Margaret being deep into her spring semester at school, we haven’t been very active with motorcycle activities for quite a while. However, we saw the weather was
going to be amazing and quickly planned a day of riding!
We have wanted to take a ride to Belton, TX, and try out Millers Smokehouse for over a year. It was rated in the top 50 BBQ places in the state of Texas for BBQ by Texas Monthy in 2017. Millers opens from 11 AM to 3 PM on Sunday or until the meat runs out. Since it was late notice, we took the interstate to get there right at opening time to beat the crowds. It’s just over a 2-hour ride, and we arrived at about 11:30 AM.
The Line Grew Fast
It was just getting busy, and we were able to walk right up to the counter and place our order. This didn’t last for long, though. Within an hour after our arrival, there was a line out the door and probably 20+ deep in line outside the building along the sidewalk. That line never dwindled down the entire time we were there and even got longer as the morning rolled on. Millers Smokehouse didn’t disappoint either, proving without question why they are rated as a top smokehouse in Texas. I wanted to try all kinds of stuff, so we intentionally ordered too much with plans of taking what we didn’t eat home. We got moist brisket, lean brisket, regular flavored sausage, a rack of ribs, potato salad, and mac & cheese. Every item was exceptional and can easily be placed among the top BBQ items we have ever eaten. They also make their own fountain drinks, all of which were good.
While we were eating, a surprise visitor arrived that we were excited to see! Chip from Fixer Upper came in! They have a TV show where they renovate homes in the Waco area for clients that is a great show to watch. Margaret and I are regular viewers and have also visited their store Magnolia Market in Waco. I couldn’t help myself, not that I’m a fanboy or anything like that, but I do like the show, and it’s not often you get to meet a celebrity, so I asked him if he would let Margaret take a picture of us together. He was so nice about it and gladly accepted. It’s kewl when a celebrity is genuinely kind and will do something like that even when they are just doing things like trying to eat. Thank You, Chip! I greatly appreciated your time for a picture!
Now it was time to head home. Today's plan was to head straight to Millers Smokehouse for lunch, then take a nice long scenic route home. The temperature rose to 86 degrees with clear skies, and the wind was at our backs! It seriously couldn’t have been better. We rode 298 miles and had more fantastic experiences while we were out again. It always amazes me how you can ride out into the unexpected and find experiences and treasures you never even planned for.