I think sometimes those of us that live in Lubbock either forget or just don't realize what a cool place the Ranching Heritage Center of Texas Tech really is.

The Ranching Heritage Center is a museum with actual houses moved to the site from various locations (places that date back to 1700's).

That in itself is pretty cool, but at Christmas they decorate a lot of the buildings in "period" fashion and have people dressed in period costumes doing activities that might have taken place during that time period.

Bundle up, walk around and check out the sights, have a cup of hot chocolate, write a letter to Santa, get a bag of hot kettle corn and then thank your stars that you didn't live in the 1700's before heat, indoor plumbing and cable TV.

Candlelight At the Ranch is this weekend Friday, December 8th and Saturday, December 9.

Make plans to get to The Texas Tech Ranching Heritage Center located 3121 4th Street between 6 and 9 p.m. to check it out.