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.
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??
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!