Last summer Tim scheduled a September hog hunting trip to Oklahoma with a co-worker. One thing led to another & they each had to back out of the September date. Since Tim had already made his deposit they let him reschedule it for February & we used it for our annual Birthday/Valentine's trip. We also invited another child-less couple to go with.
So on Thursday night, February 9th, we all loaded up into our truck & headed South.
Hupp stayed out hunting & Tim headed back out for his second one (the package included one hog any size & one under 100#). While they were gone we dug into the ADORABLE & YUMMY dipped fruit I had ordered locally & taken w/us. What a great breakfast!
Pawnee Bill Estate. The museum was under construction but was still full of fun stuff to see. Then we got to tour the mansion next & it was so neat that it was kept as close to original as possible & that was REALLY close (but of course no photos allowed inside) but his wife May's boots were by the bed, her mirror on the dresser, dishes on the table. here are a few details of the property I was able to capture outside:
Mexico Joe's. Fun time!!
this is just a station different than anything we have in Iowa so I had to capture it 'on film':
Since it was close to Valentine's Day the guys had the foresight to have our guide make reservations for us for dinner at the only restaurant in town open in the evening! our reservations were a surprise to us girls & not until 7:30, which seemed late to us but that place was hoppin'!! Our first experience with a place that didn't serve alcohol but let you bring your own in. So of course, we did :) This is a crazy meringue pie in the cooler:the outside of the building:
Oh the technology on the way home! I discovered (with Lauren's help) pinterest on my blackberry while Hupp & Lauren played each other in Words with Friends. We only made 2 stops on the way home for food or gas. We were all READY to be HOME!
For those wondering, we did bring the meat back on ice to have processed at our 'local' locker-loins, chops & 2 kinds of sausage YUMMMMM. the heads also came home, our one went to a taxidermist for processing. We were delighted to find out that we could get 2 trophies our of the one head, the skin is stretched over a foam form leaving the skull useless. So we had them clean the skull into a European mount as well as mounting the head. We just got these back last week & are both very pleased with the results!