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A Texas Tech Weekend

I went to Lubbock last weekend. I got there a little after sunset on Friday. Here's the photo I took of the West Texas sunset (taken through my bug splattered windshield)...
I went to Lubbock to see my friend Ann and to go to the Tech game on Saturday.  Friday night after I arrived, we went to Cagle's Steaks for dinner.  I was so ready to chow down, I didn't even take a photo!

Saturday evening we tailgated with Ann's family and then went to the game.  It was wonderful weather.  Here is some of the pregame action...

The Masked Rider...

Because it was Homecoming, there were some ex-cheerleaders.
See that lady in the front holding flowers?

She is 90 years old and moments before this photo was taken, she amazed us all when she DID THE SPLITS!

We saw her in the restroom at half time and told her she was awesome.  She said she was mad because some of the guys had tried to help her up and she "didn't need any help!".

Raider Red...

The band with flags for all the Big 12 teams (yes, there are only 10)

The Goin' Band from Raiderland...


The Majorettes (Lisa this is for you)...


Our Coach, Tommy Tubberville.
I'd say I have a Love/Hate relationship with him, only it's missing the love...

The players coming out of the tunnel...

Here we go!  The Masked Rider is starting his ride...


The Captains coming out for the coin toss...

A little play action...

Guns Up!  We scored!

Half time...

How can you not love a mascot that wears sequins?

 

Scored again!

When things were all good...

Tech was winning and so were the Texas Rangers!

Then things went south and we lost.  I don't want to talk about it.

It was a fun weekend in Lubbock.  I got to eat at all my favorite places (Cagle's, Abuelo's & Spanky's), and shop at some of my favorite shops.  I'm so sad Lubbock is so darn far away.  I wish I could go more often, but the 6 hours each way is a trek!

Thanks for letting me come visit Ann!

Comments

courtney said…
they had the 90 year old cheerleader on tv, too, doing the splits. it was the best part of the game.
Ann said…
I'm so glad you came!! We'll have to start planning your next trip!
Legally Lovely said…
How awesome! You have a mascot on a horse! Also, it is incredible that a 90 year old can do the splits. Sadly, that 90 year old is more flexible than I am. hahaha. Glad you had a good time!
Rebeka said…
Ooohh fun I love college football games! And that 90 year old cheerleader is AWESOME! I want to be her when I'm old!!

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