Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Meanwhile, back at the ranch

I took a little jaunt over the weekend. Can you guess where?

I was in Tulsa last weekend, visiting some dear friends. The Pioneer Woman's Mercantile and family ranch is not far from where my friends live, so we took a little road trip. The Lodge on the Drummond Ranch is open for visitors on designated days. It was such a treat to see it! It felt strangely familiar, as I've been a fan of Ree's blog and her show for a long time. But of course it is even more beautiful to see in person.

I think my favorite part of the ranch was seeing all the wild mustangs as we drove up the gravel road to the Lodge. At first, I thought it was a herd of cattle, there are so many!  There must be a couple of hundred, at least.

The mustangs aren't the only animal life. Once we got to the Lodge, we met Henry, the newest ranch dog. He was the center of attention even though he slept the entire time we were there.

I was positively envious of PW's big pantry. 

A little glimpse into the stock room area for her show. Wouldn't it be great to have an entire room for dishes, pots and pans, and kitchenware??

Before visiting the ranch, we went to the Mercantile for shopping and a delicious lunch.

I was in Pawhuska about a year ago, the week before the store opened. There have been a lot of changes since then, with the boarding house going up next door, and more businesses and renovations going on. We were told that 80 buildings in the town have received designation as historical landmarks. We waited in line a long time for lunch, but a little tip if you are planning to make the trip there and want to eat at the restaurant -- by 1:30 the line went down considerably and we were also told that dinner hour is a lot less crowded.

The Mercantile is wonderful! It has a beautiful, unique selection of merchandise, in a wide range of prices.

I came home with just a few goodies;)

More on the rest of the trip in my next post!



Dianna said...

I've been wondering about you...missing you. Now I know where you've been! How neat to get to visit the Lodge and see in person the places where Ree lives out her life. I love her products and her recipes! I'm looking forward to your next post!

Mari said...

Lucky you! Someday I want to visit there too. The views are gorgeous. I'd bring a few tings home as well - I think it's mandatory. :)

Cherdecor said...

Karen! You lucky ducky!!! I would love to see that place. I would think that standing on that deck and looking out across the fields would be breath taking. I laughed at seeing Henry sleeping while you were walking through the lodge. He must have been out hunting all night. LOL! This is a wonderful post.

Melanie said...

What a cool trip! I had no idea Ree's lodge was open to visitors. That must've been surreal to be standing at the stove in her kitchen. :-)

Melinda said...

I could get into SOME serious trouble here!
On the "TO VISIT" list for sure.

M : )

Susanne said...

Looks like such a fun visit. I'm really coveting one of those teapots. I think I would have a hard time in that mercantile. LOL.