Travelers group visits Pioneer Woman shop

Members of the newly formed Let’s Travel Club just returned from a 3-day trip to Oklahoma. The group traveled various Oklahoma hotspots April 9-11.

Most of the first day was spent traveling to the Tulsa area. The group had reservations at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino for the trip. Everyone found good food and great hospitality during their stay.

The second day was filled with visits to the Pioneer Woman Mercantile and Pawhuska – the big little town where the Merc is located. There was time for breakfast at the Merc, shopping at the Merc, browsing and shopping in other downtown stores, and more shopping and eating at the Merc.

Roaming the Osage hosted a tour of the area which included driving through part of the Tallgrass Prairie, many of the historical sites, and, of course, a drive past the Drummond Ranch. The guide shared much history of the area related to the Osage Indians and one famous cowboy Ben Johnson. This tour was even more special because everyone was riding in a Mercedes Benz 18-passenger Convertible van. There are only four of these vans in the United States.

Another special event was a tour of the Constantine Center. The center is a historical theater built in 1914. Garrett Harkness shared much of the history of the theater with the group. Part of his presentation was the showing of a 10-minute silent film. He even passed out popcorn so the travelers could enjoy the film as they would have in the early years of the theater. The theater is still used from time to time for special performances.

The last activity in Pawhuska was the Dinner Experience at the Mercantile. Smiling waiters and waitresses served everyone a special dinner which ended with selections of a variety of desserts. While everything was delicious, the most popular dessert seemed to be the sticky bun.

After a few stops for breaks, the group returned to Fairfield.


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