Please Help Us Give a “Let’er Buck” Welcome to the Posse Team!

We’d like to introduce two members of the Pendleton Posse, Lauren and Lindsay, to the Posse Blog. We’re sure many of you have seen them at rodeos across the country – Lauren is going into her fifth season with the Posse and this will be Lindsay’s second. They are a vital part of what we do here at Pendleton Whisky, and they LOVE getting to know you when they are on the road. To allow you the chance to get to know them a little better, we’ve invited them to contribute stories that we’re excited to share with you over the coming months.

To start, Lauren and Lindsay each took a minute to share insight into how they spend their Easter holiday weekend – and we’re glad they did! Keep reading below to hear about the ladies’ Easter traditions and family- filled weekend. We hope you had a great one too. Let’er Buck!

– Mindy

Lucky for me, this year, the Easter holiday fell during my spring break.  Early on in my break, we headed up to Northern California to Mendocino National Forest and went backpack camping for four days. We made it back to sunny South California just in time for our Easter celebration in the enjoyable 80 degree weather.

Easter morning, we woke up at 5 a.m. and hiked Torrey Pines State Park to watch the sunrise from the top of the cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. This has been a tradition of mine for the past several years, and it’s something I find very special on Easter morning. After the hike, we attended church, after which I made our annual secret family recipe for brunch and sipped on mimosas while watching the Master’s. Did you watch that ending? Congrats Bubba!

This was my quiet, but lovely, day – and I wouldn’t have changed it for the world. I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter.

Let’er Buck!

– Lauren


Every year, my family gets together to celebrate Easter – brunch style.  My cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents all get together at a little place called Chuckanut Manor in Bow, Wash., which has an outstanding buffet with almost everything you can imagine! There is a prime rib carving station, succulent honey ham, and create-your-own omelets.  There are several options for the main meal and I can’t forget about the massive selection of desserts, my favorite is the lemon bar… or mini pecan pie, I can’t decide!


It was a wonderful time to catch up with my grandpa, who is turning 91 this August, and learn some of his life experiences and listen to valuable advice.  After brunch, we always travel 10 minutes south to my grandparents’ summer house and enjoy the warm weather we so rarely have up in Washington, walking along the beach combing the sand for crabs.


Afterwards, it was a long drive home, which was made longer by the food coma we all delightfully suffered from.

– Lindsay