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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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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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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Handy's Pop, Pawhuska, Oklahoma

The secret to that good Handy’s fountain pop in Pawhuska, Oklahoma

When we agreed to come to Pawhuska, Oklahoma, for the National Indian Taco Championship, we asked locals what we should do when we got to town. The first thing anyone told us was to go to Handy’s to get a fountain pop because it’s really good, and because they, “have the best ice.” If you’re wondering […]

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Indian Taco fry bread at the National Indian Taco Championships in Pawhuska, Oklahoma.

5 things we learned judging the National Indian Taco Championships in Pawhuska

As you may have heard, earlier this month we were invited to be celebrity judges for the National Indian Taco Championships in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. We’d been invited by the Pawhuska Chamber of Commerce to join six others (who had much greater celebrity status than we do) in sampling the eight Indian Tacos selected as finalists […]

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Pioneer Woman Lodge, Pawhuska, Oklahoma

Seven things that surprised us about The Pioneer Woman’s lodge

This summer, The Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond and her husband, Ladd, have been opening up the lodge on their Oklahoma ranch to visitors. We were surprised that we happened to be visiting The Mercantile in Pawhuska on a day the lodge happened to be open. And we were even more surprised with some of the […]

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