Road Trip Travels; A Stop at Buc-ee’s

“It doesn’t matter how old you are.  Buying snacks for a road trip should always look like an unsupervised nine-year-old was given $100.”  -Unknown

My husband and I watch LOTS of YouTube and I can’t tell you how many times we have seen our favorite YouTubers highlighting a road trip stop at Buc-ee’s and raving about all the wonders inside.  A little skeptical, we could not imagine what all the fuss could possibly be about. I mean, it’s just a convenience store, right?  That’s what we thought until we saw signs for an Alabama Buc-ee’s during a recent road trip of our own.  

What is Buc-ee’s?

If you have never heard of Buc-ee’s, you are probably not even sure what I’m talking about.  Buc-ee’s is a chain of super-sized convenience stores/gas stations in Texas, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina.  But these are no ordinary convenience stores.  The largest Buc-ee’s is in New Braunfels, Texas, and is 68,000 square feet!  Think Walmart and a large truck stop for sheer size.  Founded in 1982, the first Buc-ee’s opened in Lake Jackson, Texas and the company is currently under expansion into Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina. 

Even from the stories we had heard about how large Buc-ee’s locations are, we were still wowed! Tucked along the highway and clearly positioned at the base of the highway exit, we were still amazed by the sheer size of our first Buc-ee’s

With an average of 80-120 fueling positions and a restriction for open-road trucks, there was no trouble simply pulling up to a gas pump with no wait.  If you are traveling with your RV, there is plenty of room and the Buc-ee’s experience is family-friendly. 

After pumping our gas, we moved our truck to a parking spot to ensure we could take our time inside.   

Inside Buc-ee’s

Inside, you will find coffee, beverages of every kind, prepared foods, fudge, nuts, beef jerky, pastries, home décor, branded clothing, a camping section, gifts, and outdoor items.  Anything you need or want for your road trip awaits at very reasonable prices! 

Your Buc-ee’s stop could be for breakfast, lunch, or dinner (or all three if you plan your trip right), road trip munchies, and gasoline.  With all the diverse reasons to stop at Buc-ee’s, the best reason to stop is Buc-ee’s “world famous” restrooms.  If you travel by car often, you know that finding a clean restroom can be a trick.  Making Buc-ee’s your stop of choice ensures that you’ll find large, spacious restroom facilities that are meticulously maintained which is a feat in itself considering the traffic that a single Buc-ee’s location services. 

If you’ve never been to a Buc-ee’s before and you see one ahead during your next road trip, we would encourage you to stop.  You know you’re getting close when you start to see signs of the buck-toothed logo of Buc-ee the beaver appearing along your route. Be sure to take time to experience all Buc-ee’s has to offer and grab some munchies for your trip. 

One response to “Road Trip Travels; A Stop at Buc-ee’s”

  1. We passed a Buc-ee’s but didn’t stop. We did notice all the gas pumps though. We will have to stop next time!


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