Number 9: The spacious skies, amber waves of grain, purple mountains majesty AND the fruited plain can all be found within our boundaries.
Number 8: With 12 level III ecoregions and 46 level IV ecoregions, boredom is NOT an option.
Number 7: A splash of Will Rogers, a measure of C&W, toss in some Red Dirt music and an acoustic hoe-down here and there, a few farms and ranches, a bucking broncho or two, the Lazy E, longhorns, buffalo, boot and saddle makers and harvest time = HCWE! (Hard Core Western Experience)
Number 6: SPORTS! Sports-sports-sports-sports-SPORTS! Thunder, Drillers, Redhawks, Sooners, Cowboys, Golden Hurricane’s, Redhawks, 66ers, Oilers, Golden Eagles, Barons…AAAAHHH!!!!
Number 5: Oklahoma is a Festival-Crazy-Kind-Of-Place…basically, a year ’round Fun Fest.
Number 4: This is my list, so I’m calling it like I see it – Oklahoma has bangin’ universities. Hey, Oklahoma Higher Education…You Rock. Hard!
Number 3: The people in Oklahoma are resilient beyond measure.
Number 2: The Arts in Oklahoma are transformative and brilliant. The museums, a dedication to all that we are.
And, the Number 1 reason I love Oklahoma…
I was born here. Oklahoma is in my DNA and I view that DNA with every Oklahoma sunrise, and every Oklahoma drop-dead-gorgeous sunset. And for that, I’m eternally thankful.
4 thoughts on “Red Dirt Kelly Says: “Top Ten Reasons Why I Love Oklahoma””
Oh, Oklahoma! Thanks for a great post. I live in a different state now, but I still miss the beauty and majesty of my home. It’s hard to describe to non-natives what the fuss is all about. It’s everything you said and more!
Danielle – thanks for checking in with us. I have no doubt that Oklahoma misses you just as much as you miss it! Take care, Red Dirt Kelly
Hi, Rose! Yes…maybe even more because of those things. How can we appreciate what we have when it’s never threatened? Take care, RDK
Somehow I missed this post last week and just read it. You brought tears to my eyes! Gorgeous photos, even more beautiful sentiment about our sweet little state. I feel blessed every single day to live here and enjoy her so much…even through heatwaves, tornadoes and earthquakes…or maybe even more because of those things. lol
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