We left here about 1100 heading for the downtown area of Pawhuska. This is our 4th time coming through here. The first time, Ree and family had just bought the Mercantile building and hadn't even started renovations except new windows. The little town, was going down hill like so many others. Yes, there was a bank, a little shop here and there but their beautiful brick buildings held nothing. A few businesses and a few churches. On the outskirts there was a couple of gas stations, Mc Donalds (WHAT?) liquor store and a wonderful Mexican Restaurant.
With each time we've been through we've seen more improvements, many due to Ladd and Ree Drummond. They invested in their little town and now not only are their businesses thriving, many more growing in their little town. Good to see! Sorry, you'll probably be sick of houses by the time I'm done here...Like our grandson Jacob say's "I just couldn't help myself"..LOL!
|This one needs some help..|
|A cobblestone street..only one we saw..|
|Now this one has no place in Pawhuska, OK! Or anywhere else for the matter!|
|Gotta love this beauty!|
|This one too!|
|This one had beautiful rock..|
|Not sure if anything is happening with this one|
or just falling apart..
I love seeing the neighborhoods of these kinds of towns. Interesting, how you can have such cute homes right next to the dilapidated ones. Sad...
|Something about this sidewalk takes me way back..|
We finished the tour and then parked and walked around town. Of course we spent a few dollars in the Mercantile. I admit I love her stuff, as it's always bright and cheery. In my little house don't have much room for more, but somehow always seem to find something :0 Then we walked to a new business "My Sisters Attic" antiques, treasures and stuff that only the perfect person probably wants. I could have bought a few things, but then again where is it going?! Darn!! It was nearing 1330 so time to get Linner. There's a business in town called the Grill 125. It smelled delicious, we thought it would pricey but the sign board had Philly Cheese Steak and Fries $7.99. We could have done that but we're partial to El Vallartas Mexican on the outskirts. Great food and drink, so that's what we did.
|Downtown Pawhuska..side street..|
|Thought this was cool..different brands from different ranches..I spy |
the Drummond Ranch..gosh darn I'm a stalker! LOL...
|Ree has a boutique hotel called the Boarding House..not cheap..but I bet it would|
be worth it..someday maybe..probably not..
|She has a wood fired pizza parlor also..I like the fact that she didn't put all her|
businesses on the main drag..helps encourage business on side streets also.
|Her ice cream parlor..no we didn't go in..|
|Another hotel, a remodeled old building. Not sure what their prices run|
may be more affordable.
|So many goodies!|
|2nd floor..lots of seating|
|Deli area with fancy coffee and sweet treats..there's a restaurant|
downstairs...never tried as weblike the Mexican place..
|New business in last 2 years.|
|Haha. thought this was cute! Another new business..|
|Another new business of Ree's on a side street near where we were parked.|
We didn't go in as we were ready for our linner.
|Good bye Pawhuska..not forever but a few years probably :)|
WE got back to the trailer and Ken measured some wiring for the batteries and headed back to town. I could have went, but chose to get some of the blog done. Well, DARN!! He got home and told me he saw Cowboy Josh and Cowboy Cameron at O'Reilys!! If you watch Pioneer Woman you know who I'm talking about! Of course he recognized them from the show, but didn't say anything to them. He did get a pic of Cameron's truck. Cowboy Josh was the heart throb of the show until he married a few years ago. Oh well that'll teach me!! Hahaha.
|Cowboy Cameron's truck..Josh's is on the other side :)|
Anyway..have a good day, we're heading towards Missouri and then towards Don's. Last night was devastating for the Nashville, TN area with tornadoes. Luckily Don and Dana are south of Nashville.
March 3...Posting this from the Joplin, MO Rest Area which is our stop for the night. We got here about 1400 and had a quick lunch. Then, after looking at the map decided to make this our stop for the night. A whole 111 miles beautiful miles today on a route we've never been. On to a new spot tomorrow.. Think i'll post in the am of today's trip as we may not have service tomorrow night...
Happy Hour begins...