For those not in the know, Lubbock is in the Texas panhandle (just a 5 hour drive north east of El Paso) and home to Texas Tech University. From 2003 to 2007, Stephen and I had a blast being crazy college kids (or, in my case, not-so-crazy) there. I’ll be headed back to TTU for homecoming in October, but we aren’t sure if Stephen will be able to go because of prep for his upcoming “Extended Middle Eastern Vacation.” (Doesn’t that sound better than deployment?) He wanted a chance to get nostalgic and walk the campus. He even planned the whole entire trip. Who was I to argue?
G-mo didn’t put up a fight either.
We rolled into Lubbock late on Friday night. Both Saturday and Sunday were spent almost entirely walking around campus. It was really quiet since most buildings were closed and the students were all hibernating in their dorm rooms. It was almost creepy – I much prefer it when the school is a-buzz with activity.
We visited our old dorms and ate lunch in the dining hall. We saw kid here wearing PJs eating ice cream straight out of the carton at 11 am. In fact, all the students were all wearing pajamas or workout clothes. Oh, to be young and in college.
Stephen and I made time to eat all our favorite foods
See all our favorite spots
Catch up with old friends
And even went for a run around campus one morning.
I wouldn’t say the college was the best time of my life, but it was a really fun time. I made some great friends, had a lot of fun, and did a lot of soul searching. It’s nice to go back every once in a while.
The trip, like every trip I take, felt too short. Good thing I get to do it all over again with Mark, Mary Beth, and Whitley in a month!
Do you get to visit your alma mater every once in a while? Does it make you feel really old? I was a freshman 10 years ago. The current freshmen were eight years old 10 years ago! Oy vey!