i’ve lived in oklahoma pretty much my whole life (but have traveled a bit) and can say that oklahoma is truly beautiful.
the cool thing about oklahoma is that if you don’t like where you are, keep in mind that there are four distinct regions in oklahoma: green country, where i’ve been blessed to live…rolling hills, lakes, rivers, beautiful countryside, etc.
the mountainous region in SE OK…i’ve never been down here, but here it’s beautiful, like green country but with the ouachita’s…they have viking stuff! lol
the panhandle…desert-y, mesas, flat, fairly boring. along the red river southern border, it is also like this. this is the red dirt you hear about that sucks. not to be confused with red dirt music, an awesome genre of music particular to oklahoma.
and the SW region, also kind of desert-y, but more populated. and there’s a town called happyland.
all throughout oklahoma there’s tons of native history, culture, and education. this is a truly wonderful thing that is absent almost ANYWHEREELSE you could go in the world (besides new mexico).
tulsa is an excellent place to go for those who can’t quite separate themselves from served-on-a-plate insta-entertainment. opera, ballet, excellent museums (philbrook!), awesome range of restaurants, nice parks, good zoo, etc.
all in all, i love this state, and i’m glad that i grew up in a place that emphasizes slowing down, appreciating nature’s beauty, cultural diversity, and being kind to those around you. sure, there’s hicks, cowboys, and good ol’ boys, but that in itself is a unique culture (that you can abstain from lol).
if you’re an outdoors type of person, welcome to heaven.
over 4 years ago