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>> Tuesday, August 14, 2007

This week is a full one as I help Lauren get all of the final details squared away before she leaves for France, and Heather starts her senior year of high school. Saturday I drove both of the girls to Pawnee to the Pawnee Bill Ranch so that Lauren could get pictures and gifts for her host families, and to spend a little quality time with them before Lauren leaves.

The Pawnee Bill Ranch was the home of Gordon William Lillie , who later became known as "Pawnee Bill", when in 1883 he created a Wild West Show that rivaled the popularity of the better-known Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. The ranch and mansion were built in the early 1900's and today include a museum as well as a large reserve where buffalo still roam. It's a great place to take one's kids to have some fun and learn a little about Oklahoma history and culture.

After our excursion at the ranch, we went into town and had a late lunch at one of the local eateries, called "Honest John Fibber's". This quirky cafe is located in one of Pawnee's original, historic old buildings and still boasts the original ornamented tin ceiling and wood plank floors. The girls and I had some of their incredible homestyle burgers and homemade fries! Major yum! And then we walked next door to the little antique shop and did a little browsing.

It was one of those days that won't go down in my memory as particularly monumental, but it's one I won't ever forget, because it was quality time spent with my girls, and as Steph often says, my heart took a picture.


Steph August 14, 2007 at 8:41 AM  

Who's the hot little cowgirl?


Steph August 14, 2007 at 12:33 PM  

Does she only have one leg, or is she doing that "leg up at the knee" pose that girls are famous for?

Lynette August 14, 2007 at 12:35 PM  

I think it's the "leg up at the knee" pose.

You goof...



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