After I left my friends in Oklahoma, I headed slightly southwest to Lubbock, Texas to visit another couple of friends from my former work life. I may not get to see these folks on the work trips any more but that won’t keep us from meeting up whenever possible! Along my drive to their neck of the woods, the landscape flattened out again compared to that of my last few weeks in Tennessee and Arkansas, and more like the farm lands through Indiana. I saw my first of many cows wandering the road and wind turbines towering over the landscape.
Through work, I have spent quite a few amazing weeks with these friends from Lubbock so I knew that a PHun time was ahead. We went to their favorite local bar and then had a wonderful steak the first night. They had some work to do and I had a pile of laundry so I stayed a couple of days and spread out the good times eating, drinking, and chatting about life.
Before I left, I helped them with a little Facebooking for their non-profit page and they loaded me up with cookies, wine and some excellent steak and jerky straight from Texas Tech’s agricultural store. My departure from Texas signified the beginning of a long stretch of unknown. The next person I planned to visit was in Seattle and I did not take the direct route.