Magnolia Market/Pioneer Woman
April 27-30, 2021
Day 1: Today we leave Yoder and head south across Oklahoma and into Texas. Waco TX is our home for the next 2 nights. Dinner is at a local restaurant. (D)
Day 2: It’s an HGTV kind of morning as our local guide leads us on a city tour and a Fixer-Upper adventure. Our morning includes visiting iconic Waco sites like the Historic Suspension Bridge. We visit many sights related to the “Fixer Upper” show including Harp Design, JDH Iron Design to see Jimmy Don’s shop, Magnolia House, and many other features from the show. Enjoy lunch and shopping at Magnolia Market at the silos. Eat at one of the many food trucks at the silos or ride the Trolley to restaurants in the area. The hop-on-hop-off Trolley also takes you around Waco to other shops including Spice Village.
Day 3: This morning, a tour guide joins us on our visit to Homestead Craft Village. The Barn at the village is filled with hundreds of one-of-a-kind handcrafted items: soaps, hand-turned wooden bowls, tables, rocking chairs, bed frames, hand-quilted quilts, children’s books, how-to books, and much more. This restored antique barn houses the work of the community’s craftsmen. Lunch is included at Café Homestead using local and organic sources. This afternoon we make our way to Ponca City OK for our overnight stay. (B, L)
Day 4: This morning we tour the Osage area, learning about the place the Drummond family calls home. Today we shop at The Pioneer Woman Mercantile; a destination restaurant, bakery, and store in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. Ree and Ladd Drummond spent years renovating the hundred-year-old Osage Mercantile building on Main Street so they could give visitors a slice of small-town hospitality. "The Merc" has gorgeous goods, comfort foods, fresh-made pastries, delicious coffee, and plenty of fun to dish out. We have time for lunch on your own and in the afternoon for shopping! (B)