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.
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.