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Old 08-11-2008, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Cedar City, Utah
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Why are so many Californians moving to Oklahoma? Yes, we have to go through Arizona, New Mexico and Texas first. All of those states also appeal to me. But, most of them are border states to California and Mexico. Specifically Arizona and Texas. Depending on what part of the state you live in. Nogales, Arizona and El Paso Texas are so close to Mexico, and have similar border control issues. Oklahoma is more north and borders Texas, Kansas, Arkansas and Louisiana mostly. There seems to be more country music, cowboy culture, open spaces, slower paced lifetsyle, lower cost of living and down to earth people. Many okies are proud of their heritage and are loyal to their state. I realize no place is perfect and there are trade offs when leaving California when moving to Oklahoma. But, a change of scenery and lifestyle that Okalhoma offers can make a good start for a new life. My grandmother was from Henrietta Oklahoma near the north border of Texas. She settled in Texas and left during the Dust Bowl and Great Depression. Now 70 years later, the trend reverses. People are leaving the "Golden State" for Oklahoma.
Sometimes that stop in Utah too...ha ha. I know there are many in the southern Utah area. I think Oklahoma is a great place to come for a change of scenery. The only thing I miss is the mountains, but as I have said many times just the friendly people is enough reason to come here.
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Old 08-11-2008, 03:53 PM
 
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Sometimes that stop in Utah too...ha ha. I know there are many in the southern Utah area. I think Oklahoma is a great place to come for a change of scenery. The only thing I miss is the mountains, but as I have said many times just the friendly people is enough reason to come here.
I couldn't agree more! Having spent the summer in Utah the thing I miss the most are the beautiful mountain ranges and the openness.
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Old 08-11-2008, 04:44 PM
 
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Originally a Texan, moved to Utah almost 11 years ago....now it looks like I'm moving to OK!

Nope, never got to California....just too expensive. Much better to visit.
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Old 08-11-2008, 05:02 PM
 
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Originally a Texan, moved to Utah almost 11 years ago....now it looks like I'm moving to OK!

Nope, never got to California....just too expensive. Much better to visit.
I agree about California being too expensive. When I was originally planning on going to college in San Diego room and board was going to cost me an arm and a leg. Out in Oklahoma they have so much room they don't know what to do with it! It's awesome! They are able to live with the abundance mentality in OK which I could get used to.

Casey
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Old 08-11-2008, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Cedar City, Utah
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Originally a Texan, moved to Utah almost 11 years ago....now it looks like I'm moving to OK!

Nope, never got to California....just too expensive. Much better to visit.
Really....where in Utah are you moving from?
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Old 08-11-2008, 06:26 PM
 
Location: In My Own Little World. . .
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Maybe there are two Henryetta's in Oklahoma? One with an "I" and one with a "Y"?

P.S. I am flying into Oklahoma tomorrow! I'm officially heading over there for college! It's all finally happening! Woohoo!

Casey
Hey, good for you Casey. Be sure to keep us posted on your college experience. I'm sure you're very excited.
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Old 08-11-2008, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Cedar City, Utah
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Good job Casey
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Old 08-12-2008, 05:39 AM
 
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Thanks guy and gals. I am really excited. I couldn't sleep much last night. It probably didn't help that I stayed up to watch Oklahoma for the first time which I thought was an amazing movie!

Just thought I would check in and see how you guys are doing. We got thru security and now were just waiting until 7:40 to get up into the sky!

Casey
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Old 08-12-2008, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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Thanks guy and gals. I am really excited. I couldn't sleep much last night. It probably didn't help that I stayed up to watch Oklahoma for the first time which I thought was an amazing movie!

Just thought I would check in and see how you guys are doing. We got thru security and now were just waiting until 7:40 to get up into the sky!

Casey

Keep us posted!
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Old 08-12-2008, 10:54 PM
 
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Hey everyone!

I am in my dorm at OSU. Man I love it here! It has been a really long and busy day but everything is falling into place. Bought a ton of stuff I needed at Wal-Mart today since there is only so much you can stuff into a suitcase and bring on a plane. Something about the Oklahoma heat really drains my energy. I can do heat, I can do humidity, but something about the heat and humidity here is pretty bad. But I am still enjoying it here. Cheers!

Casey
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