After 80 minutes lost to rush hour through Austin, we found ourselves at supper time at the doorstep of Buc-ee's in New Braunfels, just north of San Antonio:
Buc-ee's is a must-stop, especially this location. According to Wiki:
The New Braunfels travel center is the largest convenience store in the world at 68,000 square feet. The store features 120 fuel pumps, 31 cash registers, 4 Icee machines, 80 fountain dispensers, tubing and water gear for the Guadalupe River, and a farmer's market that features Grade 1 fruit and produce. The New Braunfels, Texas store was named the 2012 "Best Restroom in America" by Cintas.
They also serve up some fine Texas BBQ. I love pulled pork and pork ribs, all smoky and tender and dripping with a fine Kansas City style sauce. But I've become a fan of sliced beef brisket. Buc-ee's brisket sandwiches are tender, full of flavor, yet leaner than most. Their sauce is not quite as sweet as a typical KC sauce, and it's a bit spicier, which works perfectly with the beefy flavor.
And their restrooms are impressive.