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Shiloh - a rescued horse (date was 7/14)

Friday, June 4, 2010

Visit Historical Guthrie!!!

My friend, Susan, (oz-girl) and I spent the afternoon in Guthrie, Oklahoma, yesterday!  We had a gorgeous day . . . and it was a much-needed, well-deserved break from routine.  

The APOTHECARY GARDEN is the only one in the state of Oklahoma and is adjacent to the Drug Store Museum in which we would have loved to spend time, but will have to visit on a return trip.

Susan had heard that there are lots of antique shops/malls in Guthrie, and she's been on a mission to customize her gardens and porches and thought she might get some ideas or find some vintage (i.e., old . . . lol) landscaping items to continue with her eclectic/country theme.  I haven't gone anywhere "interesting" since my visit to friends in California in November, so I was ripe for adventure (which isn't readily available here at the farm unless you call a 5-ft long black snake "adventure.")

It was my fault for not getting down to Guthrie sooner than we did.  I had forgotten the time it took to get down there . . . and had to run to the bank and post office (in the opposite direction from Susan's house) before I could leave for Oklahoma.

 One thing we decided, though, is that we really HAVE to return to Guthrie to see the rest of the town (we only made it through ONE BLOCK!!!! . . . and a couple of those shops were closed!)

We did have a delicious and very late lunch at BONEYARD GRILL, a barbecue restaurant that opened in an old stucco gas station.  The food was delicious and the people very friendly (but the barbecue sauce could have been a bit spicier for my taste . . . apparently, they were fresh out of their habanero sauce.)

Next time, we'd like to lunch at the VICTORIAN TEA ROOM.  I ate at a fabulous tea house in Old Colorado City, CO, several years ago, and it was one of the highlights of my visit there.

 Guthrie is a lovely old western town with lots of flavor (and home of the famous LAZY-E Ranch and LAZY-E Arena).  I encourage you to visit if you are ever in the area, and I look forward to a return visit very soon.


  1. A return visit is definitely in the cards! Guthrie was far more adorable than I could have ever expected.

    That was a fun afternoon, and I look forward to doing it again. Maybe closer to fall when the weather is not quite so hot. LOL

  2. Oh yeah... one more thought.... nothing like a photo to remind oneself how much weight one has gained. Blech! :-0 You look great next to my fat arse Holly!!! LOL

  3. Well, if we go when the temps aren't in the 90s, maybe we should walk!!!!!????? ;)

  4. Yeah. I obviously need to walk LOTS. :-)

  5. Hi, came over from Susan's blog. Sounds and looks like you had a fun time in Guthrie.
    Live too far away, otherwise I'd be visiting the tearoom too :p


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