2022 Lubbock Rally Report

The Traveling Supremes arrived in the Hub City of Texas (Lubbock) on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at the Retreat RV Park. Hosts, Ron and Diane Garner and James and Gail Smith, welcomed everyone with a meet and greet party in the clubhouse. Attending were: Polk and Linda Brian, Sue and Joe Moore, Tina and Jim Hoover, Billy and Myrna Braly, Steve and Lisa Merriman, plus the hosts.

Retreat RV Park
Office
Campground

A big event to start us off on Friday, the 13th, was a trolley ride through the National Ranching Heritage Center, which was filled with all the buildings used on west Texas ranches throughout history. It was very well done. We had a great lunch at Blue Sky Burgers.

Trolley tour at National Ranching Heritage Center
National Ranching Heritage Center
Joe Moore, Myrna Braly, Linda and Polk Brian, Diane Garner, Gail Smith, Sue Moore and Ron Garner
Early building…built to keep safe from Indians
Row 1: Billy Braly, Lisa Merriman, Gail Smith, Row 2: Sue Moore, Tina Hoover, Row 3: Linda Brian, Myrna Braly, Row 4: Steve Merriman, Diane Garner, Row 5: James Smith, Jim Hoover, Ron Garner Row 6: Joe Moore and Polk Brian

Other ranch buildings
Tina Hoover
Lunch at Blue Sky (Lubbock Nickname) Burgers

On Saturday, we toured the Buddy Holly Center and saw the actual homes of the parents of Buddy and his drummer. We drove to McKenzie Park to visit the Prairie Dog Town and have a nice picnic on the banks of a little stream, before going on to the Windmill Museum. It was filled with more windmills than you ever knew existed and was lots of fun to see. Pot luck dinner back at camp was enjoyable as always.

Buddy Holly Museum
Enjoying a picnic in McKenzie Park
Prairie Dog Town
Steve and Sue playing with the prairie dogs!
Lisa and Steve strolling through the Windmill Museum

On Sunday, the hosts supplied breakfast and everyone had free time for church or whatever. That afternoon, we went to see the Silent Wings Museum, which paid honor to the glider pilots of WWII. The guys loved it!

Silent Wings Museum honoring the Glider Pilots who fought in WWII
James peeking in a glider
Traveling Supremes at the Glider Museum

Monday was Texas Tech tour day!! Immediately after breakfast at Cast Iron Grill (provided by Garners), we went to the Tornado Memorial, reminding all of us of the May 11, 1970 Lubbock tornado where 26 died and much property was lost. We then went to the Red Raider Club where Rodney Allison (quarterback at Tech 1974-1977) took us through all the Tech Athletic facilities. As luck would have it, we ran into the brand new head football coach, Joey McGuire! He is a definite favorite around these parts!

Breakfast at Cast Iron Grill!
Tour of Texas Tech!
Billy admiring the statue
T/S meet Joey Maguire new head football coach
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LUBBOCK SPRING RALLY AGENDA

May 12 – 17, 2022

Hosts:— Ron and Diane Garner James and Gail Smith

May 12 Thursday—Arrive at The Retreat RV Resort, 7516 Interstate 27. Meet and Greet at 5:00 in meeting room. Bring snacks to share and drinks and utensils. Brochures will be available, as well as some information about the town and famous musicians from the area. Pay $3 per person for tomorrow’s trolley.


May 13 Friday— Leave at 9:30 a.m. for National Ranching and Western Heritage Museum, 3121-4th St., tour at 10:00 a.m. (Free admission; trolley provided)

Meet at Blue Sky Burgers, 3216-4th St., at noon for lunch

Pot Luck at RV Park

May 14 Saturday—Arrive to tour Buddy Holly Museum, 1801 Crickets Ave., (10:00 a.m.) ($8)

(See J. J. Allison Home where Buddy Holly wrote and recorded “That’ll Be The Day”)

For lunch, we will take our picnic lunch to McKenzie Park and visit Prairie Dog Town.

Arrive at American Windmill Museum, 1701 Canyon Lake Dr., for 1:00 tour (Fee: $6)

May 15 Sunday—Breakfast at RV Park provided by hosts (8:00-9:00 a.m.)

Leave 12:30 p.m. for Silent Wings Museum, in Lubbock Regional Airport, 5401 N. MLK Blvd., for 1:00 p.m. tour (Fee $5:00 for guided 45 min. tour)

2:30 Meet at Llano Estacado Winery, 3426 FM 1585, for tour and tasting, if you wish.

May 16 Monday—Leave at 8:30 a.m. for Cast Iron Restaurant, 620-19th St. (Corner of Interstate 27 and 19th) for breakfast (Dutch treat) at 8:45 a.m. After breakfast, follow in caravan to Tornado Memorial, corner of Glenna Goodacre and Ave. Q; then tour Texas Tech Campus (at University and 19th St.) (See United Spirit Arena, Womble Center, Memorial Circle and Jones Stadium, plus others). Also try to spot a Mural displayed on University Street that depicts a current professional quarterback. When you see it, take a photo and bring it to one of the hosts for a prize!

Leave park at 5:30 for 6:00 Dinner at Abuelo’s, 4401-82nd St.

May 17 Tuesday—Adios Amigos! See you in Chama!

2022 Lubbock

2020 LUBBOCK SPRING RALLY

May 12-17, 2022

Hosts: Ron and Diane Garner and James and Gail Smith

The RV Retreat Resort in Lubbock, Texas

Get ready for a big Spring adventure into West Texas on the Caprock! We have reserved 15 spots at The Retreat RV Resort, 7516 Interstate 27 (at intersection of Loop 289 and I-27 South). These spots will be held until March 1, 2022 or until they are all gone! You can make your reservation by calling (806) 368-8613. Rates are $42 per night with one night’s deposit required in advance.

There are too many things to see in Lubbock to list them all, but for starters, we will visit the Heritage Museum, the Silent Wings Flight Museum, the Buddy Holly Center, the Windmill Museum and the Lubbock 1970 Tornado Memorial. There are other surprises, too, so SIGN UP TODAY!!!

We promise the skies will be bright blue and the mornings and evenings will be nice and cool!

Windmill Museum in Lubbock, Texas