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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5 things to do in Omaha when it's freezing by Postcard Jar travel blog

5 things to do in Omaha when it’s freezing

We planned an overnight trip to Omaha recently on what turned out to be one of those bone-chilling cold days we have here in the Midwest. The forecast called for snow showers, 30-mile-an-hour winds, and temperatures dropping to below zero that night. Instead of cancelling the trip, we made a bold decision and decided to […]

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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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Elk at Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari

Yes, Nebraska has a safari and I’m so glad we finally took the time to stop there

No matter where you live, there are likely tourist attractions nearby that you’ve driven past for years. You have good intentions of visiting, but never actually take the time to stop. At least once a month for more than 16 years, I’ve driven past a large, green sign on the interstate that says, “Wildlife Safari.” […]

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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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70+ things to do in Pawhuska Part 2

70+ things to do in Pawhuska [Part 2]

Note: If you have not read #1-35 of the “70+ things to do in Pawhuska after visiting The Pioneer Woman Mercantile,” click HERE first. 36. Get a refill on your pop at Handy’s If you’re working your way down this list, by now your cup is dry and you still have many more stops to go. […]

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Gayle Teget and Carol Johnstone at The Pioneer Woman Mercantile in Pawhuska, Oklahoma

Our moms loved The PW Mercantile but we couldn’t get them on that Swinging Bridge

Both my mom and my mother-in-law are big fans of Ree Drummond and The Pioneer Woman cooking show on Food Network. We’d been to Ree’s new Mercantile store and restaurant in Pawhuska twice this year, and when we returned home from our last trip, we could tell that both our moms were itching to see […]

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We brought our moms to Pawhuska!

That’s right. It’s only been a few weeks since we were in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, to judge the National Indian Taco Championships, but we’re back in town, this time with our moms, Carol Johnstone and Gayle Teget. Having been to Pawhuska twice already this year, we got the sense that they were also anxious to see […]

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