Anniversary Season: Road Trip Day Four – Lubbock, Texas

Day Four of the Cross-Country road trip gave us a little bit of a scare. Yesterday after Little Rock, we attempted to go through Texas on I-20 instead of staying on I-40 and driving through Oklahoma and what was supposed to be a huge ice storm in the midwest. Unfortunately for us, the storm went down to Texas, and we barely made much progress past Dallas today. The roads were pretty horrible, the car would slip if we went over 40 mph. We made an executive decision to go as steady as we could and as far as we could until it didn’t make sense to drive anymore.

That decision took us through Abilene, a quiet town that almost seemed like a ghost town from a movie, but turned out to be the birthplace of Jessica Simpson. We stayed there for lunch and to wait out the storm, then headed back on the ice pack toward Lubbock.

Once we reached our destination, it was a bit earlier than any of our previous final destinations, but due to the in-climate weather, we decided to stay. We went to dinner, then caught “The Wrestler” at a local movie theater.

Lubbock is a college town – home of Texas Tech, (Not Texas A&M…I guess confusing those two is like confusing BU and BC) so despite it being slightly empty due to the ice, it resembled some of college towns I’ve been to over the years. Upon further research and observation, we found out that Lubbock is the birthplace of music legend Buddy Holly. In fact, the Buddy Holly Center is located here.

Buddy Holly Center - Lubbock, Texas

The Buddy Holly Center

Unfortunately, it was close when we left, but man if we ever find ourselves back in Lubbock, this is destination Numero Uno to visit for sure.

Tomorrow, Day Five, we attempt to travel out of Texas. Do we make it? Come back to find out!

Previous Days

Day Three – Little Rock

Day Two – Memphis

Road Trip Begins

9 thoughts on “Anniversary Season: Road Trip Day Four – Lubbock, Texas

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  4. Josh, I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but the I-40 corridor has had some of the same weather this week as what we drove through at the same time last year. First there was quite a bit of snow in northern Arizona a few days ago — all north of I-40, between Flagstaff and the Canyon, on that Navajo land we drove through. Then yesterday and today there is a similar ice and snow storm moving thru the Central US, along the same general lines as last year. Lesson learned — I-40 is not the “Southern route” cross-country in January; and if there is a next time of driving cross-country in the winter, the route has to be I-10 through New Orleans, Houston, El Paso, and Phoenix.

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  7. Josh, Lubbock is the home of Texas Tech University, not Texas A&M. Some around here would consider the slip fighting words. Please check your facts next time, and be sure to visit the Buddy Holly Center the next time you’re in town.

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