If you're not from Texas, or haven't driven cross-country through Texas...
You probably have no idea where Lubbock is.
Lubbock was my home for five years (I took a semester off and double majored, okay??!) and I detested the town for four of those years. Then one day, it dawned on me that I actually had fallen in love with Lubbock. I don't know how it happened, but it sure did.
Probably making a whole lotta friends and memories there has something to do with it, along with the realization of how far I've come as a person in the last ten years since college....the west Texas town holds a special place in my heart.
And whenever I visit, I have a huge sense of nostalgia wash over me, which tries to convince me that I need to live there again.
Well played, Lubbock.
Unfortunately, we missed my favorite part...all the pre-game festivities that give me the chills. I really wanted to the girls to see the Masked Rider jet out on his black horse or to smile at the Goin' Band high-knee it across the field, but it was still a great time...and thankfully, we pulled out a win.
(Thanks for the tickets, J.P. and Dena!)
After the game, we walked around campus a bit and took the obligatory Will Rogers picture. Guns Up!