Anyway, Buc-ee’s manufacturers itself as sporting America’s cleanest bogs, and I consider. Fairly worthwhile throughout a pandemic, although the crush of individuals inside hurts the virus-fighting trigger. Buc-ee’s has all the standard facilities of a comfort retailer, solely extra of all the pieces, plus a barbeque operation that spits out sandwiches like an meeting line and a meat counter that might disgrace a grocery retailer.
Buc-ee’s in actuality is a normal retailer, promoting socks, dishes, t-shirts, bowls, deer feed, coolers, firepits, toys. 1000’s of different gadgets. My descriptions fall flat. Buc-ee’s should be seen to be believed.
And we by no means appreciated Buc-ee’s greater than about 4 hours later, driving throughout Interstate 20 in Louisiana, once we wanted one other toilet break and all of the sudden realized we had been in international territory, with no nice data of the place to cease. Ouch. That’s a crapshoot. We pulled off in Ruston, residence of Louisiana Tech College, and took an opportunity. Wasn’t nice. Wasn’t good. Wasn’t actually acceptable, even throughout non-pandemic days.
Oh properly. It was enjoyable simply being out. We drove by Shreveport, seeing an excellent rainbow and driving previous the Independence Bowl, the place OU performed Ole Miss in 1999 and OSU performed Alabama in 2006. We drove by Monroe, the place we handed Revolution Park, a racing and leisure enterprise that was staging a particular dirt-car occasion with nation music star Dylan Scott. The automobiles stuffed the parking areas and spilled onto the aspect of the interstate frontage street, and we noticed patrons strolling from half a mile away.
We had lodge reservations in Vicksburg, Mississippi, the traditional city on the banks of the Mississippi River. We obtained to Vicksburg simply after sunset, and the women had discovered a spot to eat, Rusty’s Riverfront Grill. We drove by city, hugging the river, previous casinos and rundown neighborhoods, earlier than moving into downtown and discovering quaint appeal, with numerous New Orleans structure. Rusty’s certainly sat going through the river, in entrance of an enormous riverboat that appeared to be one thing of a museum. We’ll discover out extra Sunday, once we discover town.
Our seafood meal was fabulous. I had redfish, we had a crabcake appetizer and I completed a number of the Dish’s shrimp, so I obtained a seafood trio.
We discovered the Courtyard and nestled in after an extended day of journey. I don’t actually concern inns in the course of the pandemic – bogs sure, inns no – and it was comforting to get again to the normalcy of some journey. It was much more comforting to share the expertise with the woman who has given me 40 superb years. I hope we have now one other 40 in us.