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North America » United States » Texas » Lubbock December 15th 2022

We enjoyed the chance to see a nephew, Josh and his daughter, Emily in Lubbock. They took us to Rudy's for BBQ and taught us some new board games. We stayed at Loop 289 RV Park. It was a nice level site and we got caught up on laundry. We were able to refuel the RV at a truck stop in town.... read more
Loop 289 RV Park
Rudy' s BBQ

North America » United States » Texas » Lubbock June 19th 2016

Geo: 33.5924, -101.856Starting the trip, we met Erin at Olive Garden for a Fathers' Day lunch before leaving Albuquerque. We drove to the first of several Hampton Inns for this trip, this time the one on the south loop in Lubbock. We arrived by 6:30 and checked in then walked across two parking lots to get to Outback for dinner which was just okay. Filet was tender and perfectly cooked, but covered in a too spicy rub which detracted from the goodness of the steak. I haven't had a meal at Outback in a long time and don't remember that they spice up the meat. Philip had some classwork to do, and we made it an early evening.... read more

North America » United States » Texas » Lubbock October 3rd 2014

Geo: 33.5779, -101.855After sleeping in so long that we missed the hotel breakfast and after letting Philip get some work done online, it was after twelve by the time we left the hotel. Our first stop was the newer location of Orlando's Pizza. Orlando's had the best delivery pizza when we were Tech students, and they didn't disappoint us today. The service was a little slow, but the waitress was otherwise attentive and we did enjoy the pizza. It's nice to see a local business grow and thrive for so many years.After filling up on pizza, we headed to the Buddy Holly Center to learn more about his life. The place was pretty busy. As well as seeing the Buddy Holly artifacts and memorabilia, we heard a lot of talk about last night's concert. It seemed ... read more
Original Supreme Pizza
Buddy Holly
The Glasses

North America » United States » Texas » Lubbock October 2nd 2014

Geo: 33.5924, -101.856It's been around twenty years since we have been to Lubbock so it is time for a return visit and attending the Paul McCartney Out There concert is the perfect excuse.But before we got to Lubbock today, we stopped to visit and have lunch with some of our favorite people. Kay, Ron and Deborah took the time to have lunch with us at Leal's Restaurant in Muleshoe. We got to catch up on the latest news from that arm of the family and we got to see Kay and Ron's beautiful home. We should get together more often.We made it to the hotel in Lubbock by 4:30, and, rather than trying to fit in time to go out for dinner, we enjoyed the free meal at the hotel. The pulled pork was much better ... read more
Waiting in Line to Buy T-Shirts
Waiting for the Concert to Start
Waiting for the Concert to Start

North America » United States » Texas » Lubbock April 19th 2013

We have headed back out on the road to a destination that we all remember visiting as children - Carlsbad Caverns in southeastern New Mexico. Due to the storms predicted for Wednesday evening in OKC, we could not pack up Stormy until very early Thursday morning. After last May's hail storm, I am very reluctant to have the motor coach out in the un-predictable Oklahoma weather. So, that meant that I got up at 4 a.m. for the short drive to Edmond to retrieve Stormy for our voyage! All the while, Cynde slept snuggly awaiting my return and eventual departure. After fueling up, I got to the house about 5:30 and called for Cynde to "get up"! We hurriedly loaded the coach and got away from OKC around 6:30 a.m. I chose a south and south-west ... read more
Buddy's Big Glasses
When in Rome!
Cynde's Rather Unique Look

North America » United States » Texas » Lubbock April 13th 2012

The last blog was March 20 and our situation has changed dramatically since that time - more about that later. Our last days at Sevillta were enjoyable but also sad. There was a great volunteer dinner prepared by the staff - prime rib, salmon and lots of side dishes - awards and gift cards. But it was also a time to say good-bye to some very special people. We had become good friends with the 7 permanent staff members of the refuge and also the other volunteers. We plan to come back and visit again and also see what the remodeled visitors center looks like. Our trip home was to involve some wandering to new places before and after we met up with Aaron and Tracy in San Antonio on Easter. Our first stop was at ... read more
Roswell landing
2 aliens
Bottomless Lakes State Park

North America » United States » Texas » Lubbock July 26th 2011

WE ARE HOME IN TEXAS! Total miles - 5,850!!! We drove from Abilene NM to Lubbock Texas on Monday (driving through Amarillo) and Lubbock to Temple on Tuesday arriving about 3:30 PM. I was impressed with how big and prosperous the two cities are with business and manufacturing industry - plus Lubbuck has Texas Tech University. I tried to make connections with leadership at South Plains College in Lubbuck - but everyone was on vacation. I will follow-up later. The journey through the flat plains of Texas was pleasant, with windmills and oil rigs; but we were counting the miles to home. Graycee was so happy to be back on her couch and I am happy to be out of my "car-office" and back in my real office. We were most impressed with the Best Western ... read more

North America » United States » Texas » Lubbock July 2nd 2011

Well hello there. I'm in Lubbock now, at the most depressing Starbucks in the whole wide world. All this afternoon I was excited about settling into the best, seediest motel that $35 would buy and showering and writing this from there, while challenging myself not to think about what the linens would look like under a blacklight. Fancy motels are fun too, but there's something in me that really enjoys rented rooms that are also in-process crime scenes. Yeah yeah, this trip was supposed to be all about the camping, just me and my hammock and two stout trees and maybe a round or two of "Kumbayah" with some wandering folk singers, but the way of my people is to talk a big game about camping and then never do it, ever. Anyway at about 5:00 ... read more
City of Lights

North America » United States » Texas » Lubbock June 30th 2010

Josh dropped me off at a Wal-Mart that was kind of close to I-27 around 8:45 am. He was already late to work so it was the best he could do. I went in and bought some supplies and food. After a eating a hearty breakfast that consisted of a fuji apple, 2 yogurts and 2 kashi bars, I started making my way through Lubbock to I-27. Once on I-27, I hiked to New Deal and took notice of all the dead animals I had been seeing on the road. I hadn't been keeping an accurate tally or anything but I knew what the top 3 animals that I saw dead on the road were. I pulled out my phone and updated my facebook status with the challenge: 2 cool points to whoever can name the ... read more

North America » United States » Texas » Lubbock March 10th 2009

Well, I leave tomorrow for my trip around the world. For the next week I'm visiting friends in Austin and NYC, before officially leaving for the Europe leg on the 17th (coincidentally heading to Ireland on St. Paddy's Day). I probably won't post another update until I get to Europe, but wanted to post my kick-off entry while I have Internet Access. ... read more

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