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Old 02-22-2015, 12:54 PM
 
Location: SW OK (AZ Native)
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I'll save y'all the trouble... from Cadillac Ranch, just off I-40 on the west side of Amarillo.

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Old 02-22-2015, 12:59 PM
 
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You can see for a 100 miles. And if you stand on a phone book, you can see for 200 miles.
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Old 02-22-2015, 01:08 PM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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When you get the chance, take some pictures of the caprock/Llano area around Midland or Lubbock.......then show those to folks from NE and Cali........maybe they will stay home and leave us alone.


That dog'll hunt!
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Old 02-22-2015, 06:35 PM
 
Location: USA
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You can see for a 100 miles. And if you stand on a phone book, you can see for 200 miles.
Funny!
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Old 02-23-2015, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Tulsa, OK
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You can see for a 100 miles. And if you stand on a phone book, you can see for 200 miles.
And if you stand on a step-stool you can see the back of your head!
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Old 02-23-2015, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Dangling from a mooses antlers
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Head up to Boise City if you wanna see Oklahoma at its best, stop in Guymon if you wanna smell it's best.
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Old 02-24-2015, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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Head up to Boise City if you wanna see Oklahoma at its best, stop in Guymon if you wanna smell it's best.
You must mean west of Boise City where the buttes rise up. I've been through there before. The fact the highway was not lined with fences added to how remote it was while adding to the natural beauty.
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Old 02-26-2015, 05:11 PM
 
Location: South/Central Florida
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I have showed friends pictures of Eastern Oklahoma and they thought it was Tennessee. I think it is really neat how Oklahoma has multiple types of scenery. I'm probably minority but I like the flat (mostly treeless) plains of Western Oklahoma. I find the wide open spaces to be amazing. I was in Western Oklahoma over the summer and was driving through the gentle hills. I came to the top of one hill and felt like I could see for 50 miles. It was absolutely breathtaking and I can't wait to visit the state again. I feel smothered living in Florida with trees stretching for hundreds of miles........
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Old 03-01-2015, 01:23 AM
 
Location: Deep Dirty South
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Oklahoma IS far more diverse in landscape/topography than most people think. I feel as though a lot of folks hear "Oklahoma" and they think "dustbowl." Just flat and characterless and brown everywhere.

While I like all of the different types of natural beauty and scenery in the state, something I feel should be mentioned are the skies. The sky here is so amazing and expansive. I have seen cloud formations that look like they belong in the atmosphere of an alien world. The sunrises and sunsets are like a gift. They can be so breathtaking, and so many colors...indescribable colors.

My wife and I were watching a sunset last week and it went from silver to gold to deep orange to hot pink to purple in minutes, all while the great "sky blue" behind and above it all shifted into different shades. Quite a show! The town we live in currently isn't the most pretty, and the area in which it's situated is not terribly scenic. But while watching that sunset, my wife said "You know, in Oklahoma if you happen to live in a place without the prettiest scenery, the amazing sky is what you get in place of it."

I have lived in every corner of this nation, from Minnesota to Texas and from the Atlantic Coast to the Pacific. I've seen many beautiful things and there are places in many other states I find beautiful, but as far as the actual sky goes--NO place I've lived has skies like the ones we get here. They call Montana "Big Sky Country" and many regions of Montana are indeed beautiful, but the skies there sure don't beat Oklahoma's.
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Old 03-01-2015, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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Oklahoma IS far more diverse in landscape/topography than most people think. I feel as though a lot of folks hear "Oklahoma" and they think "dustbowl." Just flat and characterless and brown everywhere.

While I like all of the different types of natural beauty and scenery in the state, something I feel should be mentioned are the skies. The sky here is so amazing and expansive. I have seen cloud formations that look like they belong in the atmosphere of an alien world. The sunrises and sunsets are like a gift. They can be so breathtaking, and so many colors...indescribable colors.

My wife and I were watching a sunset last week and it went from silver to gold to deep orange to hot pink to purple in minutes, all while the great "sky blue" behind and above it all shifted into different shades. Quite a show! The town we live in currently isn't the most pretty, and the area in which it's situated is not terribly scenic. But while watching that sunset, my wife said "You know, in Oklahoma if you happen to live in a place without the prettiest scenery, the amazing sky is what you get in place of it."

I have lived in every corner of this nation, from Minnesota to Texas and from the Atlantic Coast to the Pacific. I've seen many beautiful things and there are places in many other states I find beautiful, but as far as the actual sky goes--NO place I've lived has skies like the ones we get here. They call Montana "Big Sky Country" and many regions of Montana are indeed beautiful, but the skies there sure don't beat Oklahoma's.
Obviously the west is full of big sky and great sun rises and sunsets but in the cross timbers part or Oklahoma in the spring summer and fall you get the green carpet along with the big sky. Very few places offer that.
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