Guest Post Bryant Stanton: Seeing Waco From A New Perspective

By · April 3, 2012 · Filed in Uncategorized

Bryant Stanton, Friend of Waco and stained glass artist extraordinaire ( copied me on a recap of a recent excursion he had on the Brazos and Bosque Rivers.  I wanted to share his brief story and some of his pictures with you.

Dear All;

I finally did it, after 33 years living in Waco I Kayaked the two rivers from MCC to points south towards down town Waco. It was an amazingly beautiful trip to see our town from a totally different vantage point. The rivers were a buzz with so much activity from canoes, kayaks, paddle boards, sail boats and motor boats. The MCC marina was hopping and the river trail from MCC to Cameron park had a steady stream of bikers, hikers and runners. Apparently the fish were biting as well, lots of folks fishing from the banks and from boats. Cameron Park and downtown was very busy with outdoor life on both sides of the river. 

After the kayaking Suzanne and I road our mountain bikes from Fort Fisher along the river walk, which we normally do on Sundays, well I rounded a corner and was back in the river. I  didn’t realize that portions of the river walk were still under water, muddy mess, yuck.   

We made our way down town which was crawling with charter buses and kids everywhere around the convention center, UIL competition? I have no idea. 

I have always believed and it is now very much reinforced Waco’s greatest assets are the two rivers running through Waco and the heart of downtown, no other town in Texas beats what we have. 

I ran into the owner of ‘Geared’ who rents out bikes and Kayaks. He rents his Kayaks out for $35 per well worth the price to get on the river for the day. He told me about the new outdoor rental place opening up downtown and was excited for them. Geared 254.537. 3697. Competition is healthy. 

I will be back on the river weather permitting this weekend and have an extra Kayak if anyone is interested.

Best Regards,



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