Wednesday, October 1, 2014
I like Buc-ee's!!
But, I don't get out much.
Buc-ee's is a gas station/fun stop. Well, that's what they call it. I call it a screaming hot deal on diesel: everyone else around the New Braunfels area was charging $3.65 to $3.79 per gallon for diesel. We paid $3.13 per gallon at Buc-ee's. It is a HUGE station, with dozens and dozens of fuel pumps...
But, that is just the start - inside, the store is, likewise, HUGE...
You want Texas BBQ? They've got it...
You want other snacks? How about 50 different kinds of jerky and meat sticks? Maybe you'd rather have bakery stuff? How about a bunch of different kinds of fudge? Bags and bags of other kinds of snacks...
And, the cleanest restrooms around.
We generally stop at Flying Js when RVing - not the cheapest option for fuel, but they do have RV lanes at most of their stations, so we know we will fit. Forget that - Buc-ee's is my new favorite! And, it isn't a greasy truck stop.
Other good news: a tailwind. Really. Most of the day. Oh, we're going to pay for that tomorrow, when the weather is supposed to change, making for an ugly head or cross wind, but today, we got 11.65 miles per gallon. Yes, towing the HitchHiker. I like that, too!
Heading through the Ft. Worth area, we saw a billboard for a QT with diesel for $3.39. Not competitive with Buc-ee's, but the best price we saw as we rolled through the Ft. Worth area. When we got to that station, the price was $3.29 - bonus. The cloud behind that silver lining: we had to get in line with the big trucks; autos only at the front pumps. Yeah, we had to wait. Yeah, I had to go inside - twice. Traffic was moderately ugly once we got back on the road.
We did make a couple RV-recon stops. And down for the night at a quiet RV park, about a mile off the Interstate.
$3.13 for diesel. I think it has been a couple years since I've seen that. Thank you, Buc-ee. It's true what they say: "Squirrels are OK, but beavers rule!"