A sweet lady who happened to be a photographer snapped this one with my iPhone. I did not post the pictures of our food. I had pancakes...pretty much like any pancakes but the syrups are fantastic. You get four flavored syrups with your order. Marvin got the Farmers Breakfast and his sausage which is made in house was divine. Homemade applesauce was on his plate as well. He is not a fan so I took care of that for him. If you are planning a trip to eat at the Merc just be aware that you will wait. We were seated right away but waited about 30 minutes for our food. Everyone was from out of town so there was lots of chatting while we waited. Tables are fairly close together. They are very busy. I do commend the servers as they were always pleasant in spite of the crowd. One waitress said she had worked there for two months before she met Ree. I thought that ws interesting.
I enjoyed the Merch store and I think Marvin did too.
Lots of Ree's signature Fiesta ware.
Once you tire yourself out shopping downstairs go upstairs to sit and have a treat.
Her treats were tempting but I resisted.
We picked up our tickets to the lodge when we checked out at the Merc. The directions were spot on. Be aware you will travel about 30 minutes to get to the Lodge. Some of it is on a dirt road.
The road is dirt and gravel....wide enough to pass some cattle.
We saw two cowboys up close.
The front door...but we had to go around to the side to enter.
Walter greeted us but no autographs please.
Everything was very cozy...it was a well used house. It includes several guest suites.
I think Ree's job is safe for now.
This nice man was the host on site. He was very knowledgeable and answered any question you might have.
Marvin took this beautiful shot from the deck.
We both really enjoyed our stay in Pawhuska. I would tell anyone it is worth the drive. We got in the car and headed for Tulsa around lunch time. Marvin stopped at the Silver Needle so I could drool...I will post some of my Needleword tour pics on Saturday Stitching.