Ralna's Trip to Lubbock, TX
December 2007

  Took a side trip to Lubbock to visit my friends on my way to Portales, NM. Texas has always had the most beautiful skies.

"The stars at night, are big and bright, deep in the heart of Texas."

 Here are my "Birdie Buddies" (l. to r.): Ann, Karen, Ralna and Jan out on the town!

 

  Had lunch at a great spot in Lubbock and couldn't resist taking a picture of this.

 Snapped this picture after lunch with high school friends (l. to r.): Jan, Karen, Ann, and Donna.

 

 Ann acted as a great hostess for the Birdies in Lubbock. (l. to r.): Granddaughter Avery, Ann and husband, Kenneth in front of their beautiful tree with Kenneth's "baby" and best pal, Nicky.

 

  Here is Jan in front of her family home that has just been purchased by Karen and her husband, Dale. When the house is remodeled, granddaughter Chelsey will have a wonderful place to live when she starts college at Texas Tech.

 While in Lubbock, I stayed with my niece, Michelle. It was so wonderful to be able to have some special, one-on-one time with her.

 

  Michelle has three children, pictured is her oldest daughter, Shea and her youngest child, Clay. Her middle daughter, Taylor, was away at college.

 I was thrilled to have a visit with my cousin, Barry and his wife Ann. Barry was a radiologist in Lubbock for many years. I adore the two of them.