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Old 11-26-2023, 03:44 PM   #1
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We’ve been cruising around the Waco, TX area checking out possible locations to retire. Linda had never been to a Buc-ee’s before so I gave her the full Buc-ee experience from filling up at one of the 100+ pumps to chowing down on a brisket sandwich with homemade potato chips followed by banana pudding for dessert. Washed it all down with fresh brewed coffee. Do I know how to treat a lady or what?
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Old 11-26-2023, 04:32 PM   #2
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What did she have to say about the experience? I want to hear her side.
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Old 11-26-2023, 08:08 PM   #3
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When you got back to hit the road, did you bump up the old standard
“Gee baby ain’t I good to you?” And how did that go?
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We have one coming here

There's one going up in DeForest, Wisconsin, of all places. It will be just off the Interstate, a heavily traveled one and a few miles northeast of Madison. I'm sure Buc-ees did their research for location selection.

And, to boot, the mascot of the University of Wisconsin-Madison sports teams is a badger, named.....Bucky!
Buc-ees will likely find a profitable home in Bucky la-la land.
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Old 11-26-2023, 08:24 PM   #5
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What did she have to say about the experience? I want to hear her side.
Well, she thought the brisket sandwich and homemade potato chips were pretty darn good. The banana pudding not as good as hers . The coffee was okay. As for the throngs of people there, ya she was done with them pretty quick

Iowa Dave, Linda is a tough cookie. She doesnt take much BS especially from me!
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Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You

I listened to this rendition earlier this evening, by chance.


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Some of my family has visited Buc-ees and thought it was pretty good. I’m a Dairy Queen $7 meal deal person. I know what you mean by a no nonsense spouse. She don’t take no crap.
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What did she have to say about the experience? I want to hear her side.
My experience with that glorified convenience store:
Been there, done that (once). Didnt buy the tee shirt do I will never where it out. The same time standard, never, is when I plan my next visit.
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My experience with that glorified convenience store:
Been there, done that (once). ....


There's a mega Buc-ee's in my small town on the Austin - Houston highway, apparently it does booming business.

I pass it often. The key word is "pass".
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Habberdabber, big Lyle fan here. She's no lady, she's my wife.
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Yup

I was listening to a compilation Lyle CD I'd concocted a while back the other night with "Gee baby aint I good to you" on it. A meaningless coincidence, I guess.

And I would be remiss with not mentioning this one, in a similar vein

"You can have my girl but don't touch my hat"



That's the way they are in Texas, I reckon.
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A couple of cool tid bits about Lyle. He was a pretty good motocross rider back in the day and he was/is good friends with Fabio Lanzoni who was also a good motocrosser. I believe they road the Baja 500 course together at one time.
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... "You can have my girl but don't touch my hat" .... That's the way they are in Texas, I reckon.
Well, not really, but it does make a good lyric and I reckon we do all love Lyle.
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Old 11-27-2023, 11:52 PM   #14
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I've dug Lyle since his album Pontiac came out 30+ years ago.... ok, (looked it up) 1987, so 37 years ago? phew.

Just saw him a couple months ago at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga, CA, with his full Large Band, awesome show, they played 3 hours with no intermission. We had 3rd row center seats.

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Eons ago we saw Lyle and his Large Band play a show in Madison, WI. I swear to Great Caesar's ghost, just down the row of seating was a spitting image of Lyle Lovett, dressed smartly in tie and suit, like he does. I had to ask this fellow, what gives. He said he was a Lyle impersonator doing his gig in the nearby Wisconsin Dells, aka the indoor & outdoor "water slide capital of the world." The Dells are a cheesy, overbuilt, long time existing tourist trap/attraction.

A stellar doppelganger, if I ever saw one. Now Lyle has a unique and peculiar physical appearance. This doppelganger checked all the boxes. I was impressed.

We've seen his shows in various Wisconsin cities a hand full of times. Lyle's shows, not the doppelgangers, that is.

Maybe he'll be the opening act for the new Buc-ee's here in Wisconin.
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Pontiac is my favorite Lyle album.

Never seen him but got goosebumps from hearing Lyle and Bonnie Raitt duet Angel from Montgomery on tv on Austin City Limits a loooong time ago.

I'm off to search for tickets. If I go anywhere distant I'll be camping in my 17 before and after. Maybe that counts as getting us back on topic so we don't get scolded.
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Buc-ee’s must be a US thing, I have never heard of it.
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Buc-ees must be a US thing, I have never heard of it.
Its a Texas based "Gas station " and convenient store...on steroids.
Usually 110 gas pumps and the average store is larger than many Walmarts...Its usually a zoo in there.
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Its a Texas based "Gas station " and convenient store...on steroids.
Usually 110 gas pumps and the average store is larger than many Walmarts...Its usually a zoo in there.
they are in a number of southern states, too, not just Texas. Missouri, Alabama, Kentucky, Illinois, there's a couple in Georgia, one in South Carolina, and a few in Florida.
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they are in a number of southern states, too, not just Texas. Missouri, Alabama, Kentucky, Illinois, there's a couple in Georgia, one in South Carolina, and a few in Florida.
They put the first one in Fl in the town I live in. The county wouldn't let them have more than 100 gas pumps....2nd one opened a few months later in Daytona.. I knew they were in several states, just pointing out they are a Texas based company.. They are fun to peruse for an hour or so... Amazing the stuff they stock. one visit is enough for me....
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