Friday, July 10, 2009

The Heavens parted and we heard Angels singing...

...And on the eighth day, God created Buc-ees.
And He saw that it was good.

Can I get an AMEN?

A few weeks ago the world's largest Buc-ees opened right here in our little town of Wharton, and what a day it was! Doug and the boys are ginormous fans of the store and were literally counting down the days until it opened. Since then, it's almost daily that we need something from the most happiest place on earth!

If you've never heard of Buc-ees, let me tell you a little about it.
It takes the concept of convinience store to a whole other level. Not only can you buy gas or a bag of chips, but this place has it's own deli, bakery, sandwich shop, coffee bar, gift shop, and an incredible selection of dozens of homemade treats.
The store is so clean, the employees are friendly, and the bathrooms - well, in their words, "you have to pee it to believe it!"

The gift area has everything Texas!
Souvenirs, shirts, art, lotions & potions, you name it.
Danny was mesmerized by this display of John Wayne products. He gazed upon these images of The Duke like an archaeologist would gaze upon was a little scary.

It may take professional help to get us off the Beaver Nuggets...

When Doug encountered the jerky bar, I thought he suffered a brief stroke.
He was speechless and motionless for several minutes. I may have even seen a little drool hit the floor...either that, or he peed his pants.

The neighboring Outdoor store has everything you need for hunting and home decor (two words I never thought I'd use in the same sentence!) I also highly covet their HUGE selection of cast iron cookware.

You know, if Ryan had on a red cap he'd kinda look like Buc-ee...

And there's nothing better on the planet than a Dr. Pepper Icee on a hot Texas summer day!
...and don't ask for a sip, we don't share!

Yes, Buc-ees supplies us with all three vital food groups:
Icee, jerky, and Beaver Nuggets
What more do we need?


Rachel said...

My word, JoAnn! Your boys have gotten SO big this year!!! 8-O No joke!!!

Man, from the sounds of it, I wish that there was one here. I'd never even heard of them until this blog post. But now I am craving a Dr Pepper Icee. Oh me oh my....

I have a JW collection on DVD--if you're interested in borrowing it for the wee one, let me know and I'll send them along (well, at least the cowboy ones, lol ;-) ).

SOunds like a loverly place. Maybe one day...some way...I, too, will have a Buc-ees near me...

Until then...enjoy it for I can live vicariously through you. LOL

JoAnnC. said...

I know, right? Those DP Icees are to die for!!! They also have Jolly Rancher Green Apple and Watermelon, as well as the other standards. I could live underneath that Icee machine!

We have all the JW movies. Doug and I dug through the 5 dollar bin at Walmart through the course of a month and amassed a pretty nice collection. He and Dan have a movie night about once a week.

Veronica said...

Ahhh I've stopped at a Buc-ees before and the bathrooms!!! Wow. I wish mine looked that nice at home. ;)

Rachel said...

Don't suppose we can put a DP Icee on dry ice and send it up here?

Probably not. SIGH. But you know how this summer heat is...blech...105+ degrees with the index. Gag.

Enjoy the icees, and pray for me while you all