Aww…some Monday’s Music Moves Me

I had some doubts about getting this post completed on time. I am writing this on Saturday and I had a complete knee replacement last Tuesday. I won’t bore you with photos of staples and scars, but let’s just say that all is going well and the pain is not as bad as most people would describe. I will probably have the other knee done after the first of the year. Okay, that’s enough of public service announcements.

Aww…some Mondays

If you spend much time watching Food Network and you watch Pioneer Woman, you will know that this is “The Mercantile” in downtown Pawhuska, Oklahoma. Recently we took a day trip to visit this place and drive out to “The Lodge” where all of the cooking magic happens. I will say that the food here is awesome.

Pawhuska is a small oil and cattle town about 40 miles north of Tulsa and about a three hour drive from our home. The Lodge is about twelve miles outside of town. The ranch is approximately 120,000 acres and managed by seven families.

This is what part of 120,000 acres looks like from the deck of the lodge. I can only imagine watching the sun rise from here.

I am standing in the entry that Pioneer Woman’s family often enters the lodge from when they come on to the show. That counter in background is where most of the food eventually sits at the end of each episode.

The lodge is approximately 3200 square feet and contain a huge pantry, production room, and several bedrooms that I am sure staff occupies during taping of the shows. It is a very simple exterior but the interior is beautiful.

Of course no trip to the lodge would be complete without a photo of my own favorite Pioneer Woman. I guarantee, she can cook with the best of them. All in all, it was a great day and I would make the trip again once my knee heals.

Monday’s Music Moves Me

Our guest host at 4M for the month is Mr. John Holton from The Sound of One Hand Typing. This week is songs in honor of the annual Eurovision song contest. I have to admit, I have no idea what that is, but I will post something appropriate, none the less. Here is the 2013 winner.

And this is the 2010 winner. That’s all I got. Have a blessed week.

15 thoughts on “Aww…some Monday’s Music Moves Me

  1. I love Pioneer Woman and I watch here every other week when I get my nails done. We don’t have television. I guess I could watch her on YouTube though. I would love to visit that home. Wow, lucky you.

    You take care of yourself and get well. Everyone that’s had that surgery are happy they did.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week, my friend. 🙂

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      1. I know you’re do the physical therapy that’s required. Without it you’re not going to like your new knee. So few do the physical therapy correctly. 🙂


  2. Kathe W.

    What a great place to be! And I wish you a speeedy recovery! I had a much needed knee replacement over 13 years ago and it is doing great! Cheers!

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  3. Ida P. Krause

    Wow that is an amazing view from that lodge. Your Pioneer woman looks beautiful. Hope you heal quickly from your surgery. Have a great week.

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  4. I’m glad your surgery went well and that your recovery process is coming along. We’ll say a special prayer for you. Your day trip looks like a lot of fun. WOW, I can’t image having 120,000 acres! That’s amazing. I bet the lodge was equally awesome as the land it sits on. Many of our day trips are usually within 2.5-3.0 hours one way from home. We love to visit the mountain communities of western North Carolina frequently. Thanks for taking time to join the 4M crew on the dance floor…okay, you were doing your dancing from your easy chair and that totally counts! Be well and take it super easy, my friend. Have a blessed week. OH yeah, love your song picks for this week!

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    1. The family has been on the property since statehood. The original Pioneer Woman is a statue in honor of the women of the plains that settled and raised their families in Oklahoma.



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