Hello Readers- today’s post has photos connecting with the lens-artist theme of planes and automobiles. John also used the hashtag #Roadtrip2022 so I am sharing photos from Buc-ee’s gas stations, which is a chain that started in 1982 and they are now enormous “travel stops” sprinkled throughout the Southern US states.
Each Buc-ee’s has art for sale. Most of the art includes that ubiquitous cheap canvas art (prices range from $80.00 to $400.00).
Buc-ee’s In-Store Car
- Buc-ee’s is noted for low gas prices and plenty of gas pumps,
- Clean restrooms with large privacy stalls
- Clothing, home goods, sporting goods, deer feeders, and much more for sale.
- Hot and cold food options. Beef Jerky, Texas BBQ sandwiches ($7.99), hearty burritos ($8.99), Chicken Salad ($5.99), fresh potato chips ($1.98), hot apple pie ($1.98). More than a dozen kind of salads, and a lot of misc. snacks, which includes a beef jerky wall, and a dried fruit and gummy candy wall
- A lot of friendly employees, who are likely paid well
- Only two kinds of coffee. At a travel center? Pilot and most Love’s gas stations have five or more types of coffee – and usually they offer the fresh “grind and brew” coffee options – but Buc-ee’s has two below-average hot coffee options.
- No indoor or outdoor seating
- Busy. Even though we never had to wait in long lines- the crowd and large store size can be over stimulating.
- The food at Buc-ee’s is made with “industrial seed oil” and we try to stay away from these dangerous-to-human-health oils (the “little-known BIG health threat” and tip to avoid industrial seed oils article is here)
We have been to Buc-ee’s in Florida, Texas, and South Carolina. I like how they have it set up in the large hallways and each location has art connecting to that geographical area.
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