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Jan 13, 2019 - Lubbock, TX

We woke this morning in Lamar to dense and freezing fog! All the shrubs and grasses were covered with hors frost. It made for a pretty picture, but all the mud from yesterday hadn’t dried a bit. I let Bill walk Mo while I fixed breakfast. Then, we both spent some time scraping the mud off our shoes. I can’t even tell that I had washed my shoes right before we left. They looked like new again...for about a day. Oh, well... The roads were dry, so we continued our journey today south on Highway 287. Bill spent most of the day having to switch...

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Mar 10, 2018 - Lubbock, TX

We are starting our western trek homeward. The weather was suppose to get very windy so we drove to Lubbock where we stayed at the Lubbock KOA. Not a great park and certainly not one of KOS's nicer ones. The wind did blow on Saturday night, but no damage to our rig which we always appreciate. My leg/foot was giving me a little trouble here so we stayed for two days and just took it easy and outlasted the wind. We had been to Lubbock before so didn't do any sightseeing this time. It is home to the Buddy Holly Museum and Texas Tech...

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Winter 2018

Jan 13, 2018 - Lubbock, TX

We woke up this morning to temps in the teens, but clear skies. As we headed south, the temps gradually rose into the 50’s, but the winds remained brisk. We lost an hour today, changing time zones. We made it to Lubbock at about 4:30, and the campground we chose had a line of rigs also trying to check in. We didn’t expect the campground to be so busy in January, so we hadn’t made reservations. They had plenty of room for everyone, but we will have a tight squeeze between a tree and a truck when we leave in the morning. The good news is that...

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Aug 29, 2016 - Lubbock, TX

We left Clovis and entered into the GREAT state of Texas within about 40 minutes. It was so good to see that “Welcome to Texas” sign. It was about a 2 hour drive to Lubbock. We’ve driven through Lubbock several times but never stayed here and there are some interesting things to do. So we found our RV park, settled in and got started on our activities. Our first stop was the IMAX theater to see Ring of Fire, about the volcanos in the world. It was really interesting and we had the best seats in the house, as we were the only ones in the...

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May 23, 2016 - Deep in the heart of Texas

Back on I-40 again! So, we are looking for gas stations since we are getting such poor mileage due to the wind. We can't find any signs.....realize that we are not able to see any signs from the highway as in the rest of the country. The signs that have not been blown down are much shorter and not visible from the highway....remember how I said I wasn't scared? I am ready to be out of OK! We arrive in Lubbock & have a nice campground but have to make the obligatory trip to Camping World. We quickly realize that Lubbock has the most INSANE...

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Dec 31, 2015 - another traumatized town

The last time we came to West Texas we drove and drove and drove. And at the end of the day we were still in West Texas. When we got to the campground where we expected to pay $15 for the night, they only charged us $10. They said the motels in town were charging $15 and the couldn't justify charging us the same amount. Prices have gone up somewhat, but the moral of the story is still the same. West Texas continues to be a huge boring place that few people want to spend much time in. It would have been nice to stop half way between Tulsa...

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Nov 1, 2015 - Lubbock Ranching Center

Lubbock, TX Prairie Dog Town was established in Mackenzie Park in the early 1930’s. We stopped by to check them out. It was obvious that they were accustomed to people and understood that people equaled food. We have no idea how many prairie dogs there were but there was evidence that they did not understand the boundaries to which they were supposed to adhere. They had definitely spread well beyond their appointed territory. There were supposed to be burrowing owls with the prairie dogs but, try as we might, we could not spot any. The rest...

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On the road again

Oct 31, 2015 - Windmills

Lubbock, TX We left Carlsbad and drove through an area of potash mines, some oil wells and a lot of scrub brush. We then crossed into Texas where the landscape changed radically. Instead of scrub brush there were fields and fields of cotton being irrigated by center pivot wells. We also saw a lot of oil wells. In Lubbock, we visited the American Wind Power Center, a museum of wind power. There are over 100 windmills inside the museum and 68 more outside. A number of them were built by Nebraska Companies. Windmills came in all shapes and...

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On the road again

Sep 28, 2015 - Lubbock

Today was an easy travel day of around 120 miles from Amarillo to Lubbock on the Interstate 25. To be honest, I slept half of the way. Out of the kindness of my heart, I have shared my cold with John and we are now both coughing and hacking and not being able to sleep. We were both very glad that today was an easy one. -- We are spending the night at the Lubbock RV Park outside of town. It is a nice park with lots of big tress, no cable - but that's ok since there isn't anything worth watching. I really don't know why we get excited when...

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Pretty Damn Nice!

Aug 24, 2015 - Day 48

Major driving day along Interstate then old Route 66. Pretty routine scenery and lunch at diner associated with truck stop/gas station. Short detour to see Billy the Kid's grave. Goal is be in Houston Wednesday to visit Uncle Eldon. Overnite in Lubbock KOA. Nice indoor pool and hot tub but some unpleasant smells. Whole town smells of gas!

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Jun 11, 2015 - Day 19 June 11 2015 Brady to Lubbock TX

Day 19 June 11 2015 Brady to Lubbock TX Just another day on the road heading north towards New Mexico. The temps for the day were; 73-99 degrees depending where you were at a certain time of day. It’s funny how you can be in one town and it’s 82 degrees and comfortable, than 10 miles or so up the road you stop and it’s 95 and muggy. Not a lot of RV parks along this route and most of them you wouldn’t want to stay in anyway. We pushed ourselves and made it to a the city of Brownsfield TX and I asked about an RV park. The one that was...

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Born Free

Mar 22, 2015 - March 22

Today was an 8 hour day on the road. We did make several stops along the way, and I'm so glad to finally be still. One of those stops was in the town of Post, named after the guy that created the cereal brand. They still have their old movie theater there, but just as an historical site (see photo). We are spending tonight in Lubbock, right next to the airport. We're hoping the helicopters we keep hearing will quiet down once the sun goes down. Bill just cranked up his computer, so I don't know yet where we will end up tomorrow night....

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