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Travel Blogs from Lubbock
So this is my "pre-tri" email because I leave for my good ol' Lubbock, Texas for my triathlon TOMORROW MORNING! I went for a swim in the school pool today in my full-body wetsuit and cap to get used to the new gear, looking like a fool in a fully heated pool. I am now officially done working out until I'm in Texas, and that workout …
... It was quite amazing, as soon as we crossed the border into Texas, everything looked much more affluent and well-kept. There are huge ranches, extensive irrigation systems everywhere. Apparently, cotton is king in that area of west Texas, but there was major agriculture everywhere, huge farms, huge dairy cattle operations, a few oil wells, large grain elevators. Went through Muleshoe (always ...
... ahead of us. We set off on a solid day of driving under blue Texan skies. The roads today were great as they were 1 and 2 lane highways through country Texas, with very minimal traffic compared to what we have been used to so far. Not really too much to say other than it was a nice scenic drive in the sun through rural Texas. Hopefully we'll be in Santa Fe by nightfall ...
... place (Llano Estacado) was also preparing for a function so we couldn't take a tour, but they have good wines, so I bought three bottles there. The third place (Cap Rock) was also preparing for a function but I had a tasting there also and bought two bottles. This winery is in a really neat building/setting. When we first viewed the building, we thought it was a church. As the day aged, it became warmer and sunny, but then as the day got even older ...
... said that the training actually was teaching them how to crash a plane until the made the glider better. Guess you have to see it to understand it.
On the way back to the campground, we saw a sign for the Lake Lubbock National Historic Landmark. Well, since the government is shutdown, this shouldn't be open, but it is. Actually this landmark is part of Texas Tech. In the 70's an archaeological dig unearthed some bones that proved ...
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