Wednesday, July 28, 2010
I have found The Numero Uno, Nicest, Most Beautiful Rest Stop Ever! We've seen a lot of rest stops and this one outshines them all. Well, they couldn't do anything about the noise of the trucks parking next to you but other than that... It is just north of Lubbock, TX on I-27. This place had two buildings with very clean, very modern restrooms. I mean, I've seen resorts with shabbier bathrooms than this place!
Each building and picnic area had security cameras inside and out. Inside one of the buildings I found a small museum area. It wasn't anything too exciting, just information about farming in Texas and Texas history but it was still interesting. They also had FREE Wi-Fi! You could take your notebook computer out to a nice shaded picnic table and surf the web. They had several picnic pavilions with BBQ pits and nice stone tables. Our picnic area even had a windchime! Seriously! Mood enhancement while you rest, picnic, and surf the net.
I'm not saying you should go to Lubbock just to see this rest area. Lubbock itself has very little of interest. But if you have to pass through here it is a really, REALLY NICE rest area! I wish Arizona would get a whiff of this. Just for comparison, here's an Arizona rest area...
And the next one was closed, too. NEVER plan to stop at a rest stop in Arizona. They're ALL closed!
After 5 days on the road we finally made it to Abilene and are semi-boondocking in my parents' driveway. We have 20 amp electric and unlimited water refills so its not really boondocking. We're totally living it up here! Last night we watched Avatar on their nice big TV and today we went to the gym and swam! And I can do all the laundry I want in Mom's machines for FREE!