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Photowalk: Caravan de Buc-ee’s, a full-day photography shopping journey!
April 5, 2020 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
According to the shelter in place order, we can only leave our house if we are going to the store to buy food. So let’s take a trip to all the Houston-area Buc-ee’s! Each store is very unique and they are very camera/photography friendly. We can even do portrait practice standing with the Buc-ee statues.
It will be really interesting photographing completely empty stores, since everyone is supposed to stay home.
In order for it to be a legit reason to leave the house, it has to be an actual shopping need. You will have to buy something at each Buc-ee’s to prevent getting fined or arrested. So let’s start at the Pearland Buc-ees to buy breakfast tacos.
To maintain 6-feet of social distance, we will need to eat separately, sitting in our cars. But we can share phone numbers so we can talk to each other in the parking lot as we eat. I will bring my bull horn to help talk to our hard-of-hearing members.
After eating our breakfast together, separately, we will go to the Baytown Buc-ee’s to buy chips. After enjoying (ahem: shopping at) that Buc-ee’s, then we head south to the La Porte Buc-ee’s to buy sodas, then Alvin for salsa, and we should make it to Lake Jackson in time to photograph some Buc-ee’s burgers, and then eat them for lunch.
Next, we head north to Sugar Land to buy afternoon coffee. The Wharton and El Campo stores are next on the map, perfect places to buy some Buc-ee’s beef jerky and fudge, respectively. We will then head North to the Hempstead store, which puts us right at dinner time. That will be perfect to order, photograph, and then eat some tasty Buc-ee’s BBQ sandwiches.
By this time it will be getting late and we’ll probably be almost out of memory cards and camera batteries, so we’ll make a stop at the Grand Parkway/99 Buc-ee’s for some cheesecake dessert. Our final stop is Buc-ee’s at 288/BW8 South, where we will wave goodbye to each other from behind the glass of our car windows.
And remember, wash your hands at each stop, especially if you use the bathroom.