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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Osage musings, and a star

I'm assuming every blogger in Oklahoma envies and admires Ree Drummond,  thepioneerwoman.com for her award-winning blog, started in only 2006, and now to be made a movie of.

Driving to the bed and breakfast this week across the wide-open spaces of The Osage on fall break, On scenic byway U.S. 60 east of Pawhuska, Susan and I passed this gate.
I told Susan, "I'll bet that's the gate to the home of Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman."

We stayed at the Inn at Woodyard Farms Bed and Breakfast, 918-287-2699--three miles north of Pawhuska--where I had the best waffle this morning I've ever had in my life, and which does not have  a website and has been in business for 21 years and which we saw in Oklahoma Today--, and also traveled to Bartlesville, Drummond's home town, and Susan bought her bookbook at the fantastic Woolaroc, Frank Phillips' gift to Oklahoma.
New York Times bestseller--what a success story
More photos and thoughts of bed and breakfast, The Osage, and Bartlesville, and Woolaroc coming soon.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a great getaway. I love Ree Drummond's cook book and marvel at her blog. Plus she home schools her kids.

    Woolaroc is a magical place for me. I'd love to have been there when Frank Phillips was still around.

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