When state convention wraps up each night, Lubbock offers FFA members a variety of things to do and places to eat.
One local said that a fun place to go is the South Plains Mall, 6002 Slide Road. She said the mall has a variety of shops like PacSun, Journeys, Liquid, Claire’s and a bunch of other shops that kids love.
If you’re looking for fun tourist sites, Sondra Kaye Hardie, former Bland FFA member, suggested Prairie Dog Town at Mackenzie Park, 600 Broadway. Hardie said everyone should go see the “cute little pups” before they leave Lubbock. Movie fans can go to Stars and Stripes Drive In, 5101 Highway 84. Check www.driveinusa.com for movies and show times. Tinstletown, 2535 82nd ST., and Movies 16, 5721 58th ST., are two other movie theater options.
If you don’t feel like going out, some FFA members explored the exhibits in the United Spirit Arena. BreAnna Braddock and Breana Cheney, Highland Park FFA members said the Ford exhibit is worth checking out. There’s a Raptor simulator (truck simulation) that they said is “awesome” and “very cool” Braddock and Cheney said they’re looking forward too the Josh Abbot concert and that the rodeo was loads of fun.
There are plenty of places to eat around Lubbock. Erica Irlbeck, a professor at Texas Tech, suggested Bless Your Heart Food, a health food restaurant. Or Jazz for Cajun, both located west of the United Spirit Arena on 19th street. Freebirds World Burrito, One Guy From Italy, Which Wich and Subway are inexpensive dining options, located east of the Texas Tech campus on University Avenue.