Five Friday Favorites: March 12th Edition


Say it with me, ITS FRI-YAY! We made it, y’all! This Friday is extra special because for us in the Lubbock area, it officially kicks off Spring Break! If you are just now realizing how much you need a quick getaway with the kiddos, I got you!

For today’s Five Friday Favorites, I will share a few places perfect for a quick Spring Break road trip. Although Lubbock isn’t conducive to a “quick” road trip, these five locations are six hours are less away, and are great for some Spring Break fun!


Oklahoma City, OK

This is actually where my crew will be headed for a few days. OKC is equipped with activities for all ages. It’s home to an impressive zoo and science museum that is guaranteed fun for the whole family. Travel time: 5 hours

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Abilene, TX

Speaking of zoos, Abilene has one that is a family favorite of ours for sure! We also love spending time at Prime Time driving go-karts or playing laser tag, and with it only a couple of hours away from home, it’s a great choice for a little getaway. Travel time: 2 hours

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Ruidoso, NM

There’s no denying how much Lubbockites love Ruidoso. It’s a perfect spot for a mountain getaway equipped with a slower pace to make it a happy place for kids and parents. Café Rio Pizza alone is the main attraction for my crew, but it’s a destination you can’t go wrong with. Travel time: 4 hours

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Canyon and Amarillo, TX

Two words: Palo Duro. Palo Duro Canyon State Park is the perfect spot for families who want a quick trip to recharge with some precious time with nature. There’s hiking, bird watching, and a great location to do some geocaching! You can also continue your way north a little longer and check out Texas bucket list items like Cadillac Ranch and The Big Texan in Amarillo. Plus, surprisingly, the food scene in Amarillo is legit. Travel time: 2 hours

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Lubbock, TX

Sometimes, the best vacation is a staycation! Stay in the 806 and enjoy activities that you normally don’t get the chance to experience. What are those activities? My fellow Lubbock Mom, Emily, has you covered. Travel time: 0 Hours

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Dianne with two "n"s, is a Lubbock transplant who traded the green fields of NE Texas for the West Texas sunsets and is proud to call the 806 home. She is married to her husband, Keagan, and they have two strong-willed blondies, Hadley and Merrytt. When not working her full time gig in healthcare adminstration, you can probably find her indulging in chips and queso(with a sangria swirl marg of course) or solving true crimes with her besties. She is a proud enneagram 6 wing 7 who could talk all things enneagram for hours. Her friends often question how she juggles all the things in which Dianne gives all the credit to the good Lord and her superpower, ADHD. Favorite Resturant: Picoso's Mexican Kitchen Favorite Landmark: Two Docs Favorite Lubbock Tradition: The Goin' Band marching into the stadium before a football game