This picture in the Welcome Center depicting The Trail of Tears is a little more optimistic than the real journey in my opinion. Coming from the part of Georgia where the Trail of Tears started, I guess I have a different take on this sad note in our country's history. The Cherokee were very peaceful people, good friends to their white neighbors and the fact that they were rounded up and sent to Oklahoma still makes me angry. As we took this trip that followed the trail, I could not help but think of how the Cherokee must have missed their beloved mountains. Oklahoma is not a bad place if you choose to live there but being forced is another story. Okay, I am jumping off my soapbox now.
I took this from the road leading to Pawhuska. I must say, Pawhuska is in the middle of NOWHERE!! Several times I was praying the GPS was getting it right as we were deep in the country side.
A neat old barn we saw....and aren't those clouds so pretty and puffy and the sky was the color of a September sky in Alabama.
We reached Pawhuska around 3, our check in time at the Frontier Hotel.
Hold on to your hats...this is such a lovely suite and very well priced too.
And out the window...
Oh and this big boy greeted us in the lobby.
We plan to be up early for breakfast at the Mercantile. And if we get tickets we will visit the lodge. Fingers crossed Ladies.