Traveling in Tulsa

Wichita, Pawhuska, Tulsa, and Pittsburg: Our road trip through Kansas & Oklahoma

We are on the road again through Kansas and Oklahoma for a variety of reasons. Earlier this week, we headed back to Tulsa, Oklahoma, to look for apartments for our daughter, Meghan. She was recently accepted into the accelerated nursing program at Oklahoma University and will be attending school there for 14 months, beginning this June. […]

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What I love most about The Pioneer Woman Mercantile in Pawhuska, OK

It’s Valentine’s Day and that gets me thinking about all the things I love. My incredible family. Our fantastic church. The privilege of blogging about midlife travel. My electric mattress pad warmer. And yes, Edna Mae’s pancakes at The Pioneer Woman Mercantile. I fell in love with them last summer when we visited The Mercantile […]

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National Plan For Vacation Day

Why you should plan for vacation days

Get this. In 2016, Americans left more than 662 million vacation days unused. Let that sink for in a minute. Six hundred, sixty-two, million PAID VACATION DAYS were left on the table. Does that not just sound absolutely ridiculous? Like many career-minded people, I was a work martyr, too, and didn’t always use all of the […]

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Postcard Jar's Best of 2017 Part 2

Best of 2017 [part 2]: Our pics for best food, museums, views, and experiences

In Best of 2017 [part 1] we posted our picks for best attraction, show, new place, and people. Today, we’re back to share some of the best food, museums, views, and experiences from our year in travel. Best food – Chicken fried steak at The Pioneer Woman Mercantile (Pawhuska, Oklahoma) Chicken fried steak is a […]

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Postcard Jar's Best of 2017 Part 1

Best of 2017 [part 1]: Our picks for best attraction, show, new place, and people

It is -6 degrees today where we live in Crete, Nebraska. Church was cancelled. We’re still in our jammies. And we’re not going outside. Instead, we’re pouring a second cup of coffee, cranking the heat up, and reminiscing about some of our favorite travel experiences from 2017. So, snuggle up in a blanket, grab a […]

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A parade, The Pioneer Woman Mercantile, and Pawhuska at Christmastime

Just after Thanksgiving, I received a text message from the Pawhuska (OK) Chamber of Commerce that said, “Kind of kidding, but if you Steve want to be in Pawhuska the first weekend in December, I have two judging spots left for the parade. We just miss you all!” It had been several weeks since we’d […]

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Ann and Steve Teget of Postcard Jar

A gift from Nebraska Tourism and the most popular post from our home state

Yesterday we received a nice surprise in the mail from the Nebraska Tourism Commission Staff. As a thank-you for our help spreading the word about Nebraska’s tourism industry, they sent us two beautiful calendars and each page included … wait for it … a postcard! What a nice idea and a thoughtful gift. We enjoyed […]

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All about Kristin Chenoweth, page caches, and a Pawhuska post (say that 10 times)

Let me just tell you about our weekend.  After a busy Halloween week filled with college ministry, cooking, trick-or-treaters, doctor’s appointments, and blogging, we finished a loooooooong post about 70+ things to do in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, on Thursday, posted it, and headed to Lincoln for a night out with friends and family. We had a […]

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70+ things to do in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, by Steve and Ann Teget of the travel blog Postcard Jar.

70+ things to do in Pawhuska after you’ve eaten at The Pioneer Woman Mercantile

The first time we visited Pawhuska, Oklahoma, in the summer of 2017, we went directly to The Pioneer Woman Mercantile to taste Ree Drummond’s frontier cooking for ourselves. It was nothing short of amazing!   We spent a day and a half sipping coffee and eating cinnamon rolls upstairs in the bakery, shopping for kitchen […]

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