New Fossil Named For Travel Stop Chain With South Carolina Location
I must begin with my unabashed praise of Buc-ees. Chances are you’ve probably heard of these, and hopefully have stopped at the enormous location in Florence, South Carolina. Buc-ees is a combination rest stop, shopping mall, and food court, with a bathroom so clean your grandmother would sing praise. All the food (bbq brisket and pork, baked goods, roasted nuts, candy, fudge, etc.) is made fresh and around the clock. I’m struggling to truly describe all that’s going on at Buc-ees. You simply must experience it. The Florence location is one of 44 around the interstates in Texas (mostly), Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina. Buc-ees’ Florence location is exactly halfway between home and the beach, so it’s become a must visit on our way to and from. In fact, we had dinner there Friday night on the way to Myrtle and breakfast yesterday on the way home.
Anyway, Buc-ees’ mascot is a Disney-like Beaver. And now, this mascot has ties in the science world. The University of Texas’ Jackson School Museum of Earth History was apparently doing some recent spring cleaning. Scientists discovered was an old beaver fossil in a filing cabinet. Now, that old beaver has a new, official name: Anchitheriomys buceei. That’s right. Named after “Buc-ee.”