Lubbock Travel Blog› entry 5 of 15 › view all entries
February 8th, 2007 – by: Seetwist
Heading down 285 to Roswell I noticed trains EVERYWHERE. All of the towns were dilapidated and half-demolished, but the trains kept roaring through. I got to try out the filters on the Alpha while flicking some of the freights and abandoned gas stations, and it works nicely. I can't wait to see how they turned out.
I got into Roswell around 4pm, and went to the UFO Museum and Research Institute. Took the tour, got the sticker. Absolutely HILARIOUS. Thank God they allowed pictures, because some of the stuff there was absolutely priceless (paper mache alien, fake autopsy room, cheesy flying saucers hanging from the ceiling, the works). Best 5 bucks I have spent on this trip so far. All the light posts in the town look like alien heads, and there's cheesy wares on every corner.
Saw a beautiful New Mexico sunset through my rear-view mirror while driving east into Brownsville, TX. The air smells like ass due to all of the oil pumps dotting the landscape, but it made for some great pics. Antelope all over the place, and I almost drove into an owl that decided to swoop out of the sky and pluck an unlucky rabbit from the side of the road. I wonder if I startled it as much as it startled me.
Lubbock, Texas is nothing but colleges, chruches and construction. I got lost for close to an hour because without being able to use the mountains as a western reference point, I had no idea which way was north. No liquor stores in town either. First dry county of the trip. Very strange to be in a college town with no access to beer. But that's why I brought my own. =)
Taking off for Oklahoma City tomorrow morning at 8 or so; it's a 5 hour drive up 27 to 40 and into OKC, so I should have time to dawdle if I want to. Stay tuned for pictures and more.
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