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Lubbock, TX

Stop #26 Twin Pines RV - Slayton

sunny 74 °F
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Deep in the heart of Texas! Ok, not really but in Lubbock, anyway. Home to Buddy Holly and the largest contiguous cotton-growing region in the world. We did see a lot of cotton.

This is another one night-er but we did unhook and drive into Lubbock; after all, this is the birthplace of Buddy Holly! We went to the Buddy Holly Center which, as you can guess, has a lot of Buddy Holly memorabilia. The restored home of Crickets drummer J I Allison, which was recently restored and moved to the center property is also open to the public. This is where Allison and Holly wrote their hit "That'll be the Day" after having just been to see the John Wayne movie "The Searchers" where he used the phrase "that'll be the day" five times, inspiring Holly.
P1020078.jpg J I Allison House

Next door to the Center is the Buddy and Maria Holly Plaza which has an 8 1/2 foot bronze statue of B Holly.

We had a nice dinner at the Triple J Chophouse and Brew Pub in the Warehouse District, then returned "home" to get ready for another drive tomorrow.

I need one of these "money pumpers"!

Posted by scpurvis 06:44 Archived in USA Tagged lubbock_tx buddy_holly

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Hope you make to Luckenbach TX up in the Hill Country to see Willie And Waylon and the boys!

by Bob Morrissey

I think it is so funny/ironic that while you guys were in Lubbock, visiting the Buddy Holly Center, we were watching the performance of the Buddy Holly Story! We HAVE got to quit meeting like this!! LOL!

by Susan Jones

Susan, it is just too coincidental...we couldn't be where you were, but, we were thinking along the same lines! What is going on?

Bob, I did want to go see Willie, Waylon and the boys but we won't make it this trip. Hopefully, we will get some good music in Austin.

by scpurvis

Actually you won't miss much except for getting a shirt that says you visited Luckenbach TX. Ain't many folks around your neck of the woods got one of those! Besides Waylon has passed and the IRS is chasing after Willie. Later

by Robert Morrissey

Heading east fast it seems.. :-) but don't let that slow up the fun !!

by driveman

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