United States
Lubbock County

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  • Day11


    September 24, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Die Fahrt heute von Abilene nach Lubbock war sehr entspannt und bereits nach 3 Std. Fahrt erreichten wir unser Ziel.

    Lubbock die Geburtsstadt von Buddy Holly liegt im Norden von Texas.

    Hier gab es jetzt nicht soviel zusehen,
    so das wir einen sehr gechillten Tag hatten.

    Bis Mawe entdeckte das es einen Schießstand in Lubbock gibt.....

    Da musste er natürlich hin.
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  • Day71

    Day 71 - Texan Steaks... via Oz!

    November 17, 2016 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 21 °C

    A big drive today to Lubbock in Texas, six and a half hours away. We had also passed the 9 000 mile mark too.

    The drive was fine and the empty roads in the heart of Texas gradually led to dry and dusty surroundings, reminding me of that first drive out of Las Vegas all that time ago. We still have a few weeks of the South West to explore further, with much to see and learn, however, at the same time, the loop is slowly being completed.

    We were just staying the one night in Lubbock as it was a stop off point on the way to New Mexico. We were hungry and keen to ensure our last meal in Texas was... Texan. We had already eaten a BBQ and yesterday a Tex-Mex. Today it was time for a steak. The nearest steak house to us was a chain called Outback. An Australian themed restaurant based on its quality steaks in the state known for its steaks! We felt it had to be good to have a location here. We both ordered the filet mignon and they were excellent. Browsing the menu I noticed that the chain was established in 1988. I guessed that it must have something to do with the movie Crocodile Dundee. When we got back to our motel, I did a bit of googling and it turned out the three founders rode the wave of the second most popular movie of 1986 in America. What made us laugh was that none of them have actually been to Australia and the signature dish called 'bloomin' onion' (a deep fried onion cut so that it could be plucked) is not Australian and was invented by one of the founders in New Orleans. To cap it off, there are seven locations... in Australia. Bloomin' marvellous! We relaxed for the rest of the evening at the motel before another big drive tomorrow.

    Song of the Day:
    Weezer - Buddy Holly (Buddy Holly was from Lubbock)
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  • Day12

    Lubbock, Texas

    April 3, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    The contrast between the pump jacks and wind turbines was on stark display all along our route today as we traveled through west Texas.

    They call the turbines the State Bird of Texas, with good reason. There are over 10,000 of them in the state, which makes Texas the nation's leader in wind energy. It beats out the state in second place - Iowa - by a huge margin.

    We could not believe our eyes. Mile after mile as far as the eye could see were wind turbines. Thousands of them. It seems to be a really great deal for all parties involved. The farmers rent the land to the wind farm operators so everyone makes a profit. Not to mention the jobs that are brought into the area and the lower energy costs.

    A real win-win for all.

    Denny and I arrived in Lubbock, Texas 60 years and a few months after "The Day The Music Died."

    Buddy Holly was born here and after that fateful plane crash on February 3, 1959 he was buried here.

    We played his music as we drove into town singing along to some of our favorite songs. With his signature horn-rimmed glasses and Fender Stratocaster guitar he cut quite a figure in his/our time.

    "True Love Ways"
    "Peggy Sue"
    Oh, Boy"
    "That'll Be the Day"
    "Maybe Baby"

    Thank you, Buddy.
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  • Day159


    September 4, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Before heading back to Durango we visited the Texas haunts of LBJ. As children of the 60s we have pretty strong opinions about the man. They are correct but woefully unbalanced. The Vietnam debacle is only half of the story. He also accomplished many remarkable things, particularly for minorities, children and the elderly.

    Also visited the grave of Buddy Holly in Lubbock. Just imagine the music he would have created had he lived even as long as Mozart who died at 35.
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  • Day38

    Trading in the train tickets

    July 23, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    The house has been officially sold and so we had a few options of what to do next. Get back on the train, take one of the vehicles or look for an rv. The rv seemed like the best one, so we could bring "home" with us. We started searching. Thought we might not find one, but after a week, we had one we liked. It even matches the truck. So now we're back off to get out of the Texas heat. Hopefully colorado, Wyoming and montana will be coming up. Thanks Sam for your hospitality and letting us stay at your place for a couple of weeks.Read more

  • Day5

    evening one.. Lubbock

    May 15, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 12 °C

    Nearly made it at Amarillo. But terrible rain and my bike actually only going 200 yards at a time, between breaking down slowed our progress. Luckily I whipped the petrol tank off and replaced the small vacuum hose that had split. Fix anything me!
    Checked into a motel. Dry off our boots and have a quick dip m the hot tub to warm up. Nice ribeye steak and chips to finish the day off. So maybe a little drama on day one, but success non the less.
    Texas is a big place. Total trip distance today 407 miles.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Lubbock County, مقاطعة لوبوك, Лъбък, লুব্বোক কাউন্টি, Condado de Lubbock, Lubbocki maakond, Lubbock konderria, شهرستان لوبوک، تگزاس, Comté de Lubbock, Lubbock megye, Լուբոկ շրջան, Contea di Lubbock, ラボック郡, Lubbock Comitatus, Lubbock Kūn, Hrabstwo Lubbock, لباک کاؤنٹی, Comitatul Lubbock, Лаббок, Округ Лабок, لابوک کاؤنٹی، ٹیکساس, Quận Lubbock, Condado han Lubbock, 拉伯克縣

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