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Last weekend Rebekah and I took a little trip to Lubbock Texas!!
We drove from my house to Dallas and then flew to Lubbock. It was cheaper to do it that way and plus we got to spend some quality time in Dallas on the way home! We also decided to only pack carry-ons for this trip. We are both over packers and this was quite the challenge but we both made it work! I am so proud of us!! I also had to have a McDonald’s Carmel Frappe in the airport before takeoff…yum!!
I have gotten a lot of questions as to why in the world we went to Lubbock Texas of all places. I am not going to lie, this sexy man is the entire inspiration for the trip…
…hello Kliff Kingsbury you gorgeous man you!!! He is the head football coach for Texas Tech in case you didn’t know. Neither is us had ever been to Lubbock before so there’s also that! My stepmom’s family is also from Lubbock so it was really fun to see where she is from and now I can picture it when she talks about it. And last, but not least, the Texas Tech football team had been killing it and we really wanted to see them play in person! So lots of reasons but the main one was the sexy coach, naturally, hey KK!!!
We got to Lubbock on Friday just in time to hit up a parade! Did I also mention that we chose to go on Homecoming weekend? We didn’t know that when we bought our tickets but it turned out to be perfect! My favorite part of the parade was seeing the Masked Rider! So much fun!!
After the parade we just walked around campus and soaked it all in. If you have never been to Texas Tech then you should definitely go if only to walk around the campus. It is truly gorgeous!! Here are some of my favorite shots…
…funny story behind this statue. First of all let me introduce you to Will Rogers and Soapsuds. They are not normally covered in red crepe paper but the Saddle Tramps club wraps him up before games for good luck! He also gets wrapped in black crepe paper to mourn tragedies. Rumor has it that the statue is positioned at an angle so that Soapsuds (the horse’s) butt is turned toward Texas A&M, one of Tech’s biggest rivals. HA!!
Texas Tech is truly a gorgeous campus that is seriously huge and is steeped in tradition. I loved getting to walk around and take in it’s beauty.
Later this week I will talk more about all the amazing local food we ate while in Lubbock and of course KK and the football game!!
Have you ever been to Lubbock Texas??
Paula Schuck says
It looks like you had a great trip. I LOVE the guy on the horse!
This sounds like a great trip!!! I love to take quick trips like this, very relaxing a lot of time and normally get for refreshing your mind.
What a great trip! We love Texas and actually got to visit Lubbock this past summer. Go Texas Tech!
Texas Tech looks like a beautiful campus. It sounds like you had a great time visiting and seeing some, football!
Rebecca Swenor says
It sounds like you and Rebekah had a great time In Lubbock Texas. The parade sounds like it was a pleasant surprise for sure. I love the part about the statue and the Soapstud’s faces their rival. lol Thanks for sharing your awesome trip.
Lubock looks like such a great place to travel too. I sure see you ladies had a blast with your visit, what happiness!
Liz Mays says
I’ve never been to the Texas tech campus. It looks impressive! I love the traditions behind the Will Rogers and Soapsuds statue.
Bonnie @wemake7 says
Looks like you had a really great trip, like always. =) I love that pictures of the red statue.
Aisha Kristine Chong says
Seems like you both have a blast on this trip! Never been there but one day, I’d love to!
Wow – the honestly make incredible universities in the states. Here most of them just look like standard buildings.
Michelle Varga says
Sounds like you had an amazing time! I really think the tradition with wrapping the statue is really neat!
What a fun trip! I had never heard of Texas Tech before! Looks wonderful though and like the trip was a lot of fun!
Ruby Caberte says
I haven’t heard about Lubbock, Texas until I read this post. Seems like a great place to be especially when you have someone to spend it with either your family or friend.
Fi Ni Neachtain says
It sounds like a great trip. The architecture of the buildings there is beautiful.
Debra Schroeder says
Sounds like a really fun trip! That handsome guy seems like as good an inspiration as anything else would be lol.
I have never been to Texas before. I need to change that soon, it looks like a great place to visit.
Mommy Levy says
Haven’t been there, but I want to if given a chance. The place looks nice.