Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Pawhuska, Oklahoma

Just a short blog on our trip heading from South Dakota to Texas through Pawhuska, Oklahoma which is the home of The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond.

Just for your information, the way we find a church to attend, while traveling, is not scientific or a set process, but more of a feeling.  In most cases we are invited to a church by someone we meet.  Sometimes God gives me a feeling of which church to attend either by me driving by it or looking up the churches on the web and picking one. 

Since I am Presbyterian, if I do not get a feeling or have a chance to look up what churches are available in a location, I will search that denomination out.  We also will attend The Church of Christ since that is the church Misty is a member of.

The most important thing when looking for a church to attend is that they believe Jesus is the son of God and that He died and was resurrected for our sins so that we will have eternal life in Heaven, that He is the second part of the Trinity (God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit), and they use the one true Bible and do not stray from it.   

So this time we chose The First Presbyterian Church in Pawhuska, which just happens to be the same church Ree Drummond and her family attend.  What a coincidence!
First Presbyterian Church in Pawhuska, Oklahoma.
Of course we had to meet The Pioneer Woman and her family while there because otherwise that would have just been plain rude on our part.

They are very active in the church and help in many of its functions such as assisting with communion and giving the children's message.  So regardless you will interact with them one way or another if you attend services any amount of time.

Ree was more than happy to let us get a picture with her which was especially nice since it was also my birthday that day.  I did not tell her that though, because I did not want to make her feel I was entitled to anything else, you know like a birthday dinner or present.  Just meeting her and her kindness was gift enough.
The Lively family with Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman.
So that was our Sunday last week and one we will remember for a long time.

We are so blessed that God has given us the ability to travel the way we do and meet all the great individuals that we have.  Not only did we meet The Pioneer Woman, but while attending the church's annual cookout, we were able to get to know the pastor and his wife, plus many other individuals who were so happy we came to the cookout.  We felt so welcomed while there and loved interacting with everyone.  We also felt very welcomed while attending their church services.

I also wanted to mention that we stayed at Settle Inn RV Park which is a really nice, laid back RV park with a great host, Julie, and a good place to stay for awhile.  We parked in lot #4 which was in front of the playground and pavilion.  When we come back through this area one day, we will surly stay here again.
Playground at Settle Inn RV Park.
So if you are traveling through Pawhuska, Oklahoma, make sure you attend services at The First Presbyterian Church which has Sunday school at 9:00 AM and church service at 10:00 AM on Sunday and plan to stay at the Settle Inn RV Park if staying in a RV.   

There are also other things to see while in Pawhuska, like Woolaroc, which is the ranch retreat of the oilman Frank Phillips (Phillips 66) and soon The Mercantile which is a project of The Pioneer Woman.  We were going to stay in town until its scheduled grand opening on 31 October, 2016, but had to leave early to take care of some business in Texas and get back to West Virginia.

God bless and safe travels and maybe our paths will cross.

Don, Misty, and Kids...
Twenty-five states visited so far.

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