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Old 05-19-2015, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Tulsa, OK
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Okie, your interesting post reminds me of when my granddaughter moved from Mustang, on the west side of Oklahoma City to Choctaw, on the east side. She noticed the bugs in Choctaw were different from the bugs in Mustang.
Rubi that is a perfect example of what I was saying. Choctaw looks and feels so different than Mustang and they are in the same metro area. East Edmond is also very different than than their west side. Oklahoma City is where the Great Plains meets the hills and trees of the east. That is one of the things I so much about Stillwater. When driving to Wichita from Tulsa you really see the Great Plains open up when you pass Stillwater.
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Old 05-19-2015, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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Rubi that is a perfect example of what I was saying. Choctaw looks and feels so different than Mustang and they are in the same metro area. East Edmond is also very different than than their west side. Oklahoma City is where the Great Plains meets the hills and trees of the east. That is one of the things I so much about Stillwater. When driving to Wichita from Tulsa you really see the Great Plains open up when you pass Stillwater.
Growing up in Edmond it was interesting that the cross timbers basically ended between Bryant and Boulevard depending on where you were in town. Our house was literally on the edge of them at Bryant, between Memorial and 33rd street. To the east of our house was forest. To the west was wide open except for the creeks which had trees on them. However, south of Memorial and north of 33rd, the cross timbers encroached all the way to Boulevard/Eastern and actually a few hundred yards beyond in some places. However, they didn't cross Broadway Extension and the railroad tracks. In fact, the railroad was laid out where it was so they could avoid the cross timbers through the whole of central Oklahoma.
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Old 05-22-2015, 04:41 AM
 
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That list just goes to show the diversity of our beautiful state. We really don't have much that is grand, our mountains are not like you find out west, but we have some. We also have forest, lakes, rivers, canyons, mesas, swamps and wetlands and many more.

From Tulsa or OKC there are tons of places you can drive to in less than two hours that are dramatically different than where you started. I had been living in Pennsylvania, upstate New York and West Virginia off and on for the last 10'years. Even though this area is very beautiful it all looked the same. Cherokee Country looks dramatically different than its neighbor Wagoner county. Comanche looks dramatically different than its neighbor Stephens County. I think we all know how diverse our state is but outsiders think we are flat dusty plain. If you google ugly states you will be shocked at how many sites says Oklahoma is in the top ten for being ugly. It just goes to show the author of that site has never been to our state and is using old tired stereotypes, like the dustbowl and old oil fields, to draw conclusions.
Top ten for being ugly. When we were driving out here to check out Tahlequah, we realized just how beautiful Oklahoma was and realized that we could actually love the flatter lands, if it were not for tornadoes. But this is okay. Let people believe this and we will stay a beautiful State.
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Old 05-22-2015, 04:42 AM
 
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Thanks Goodpasture. Now we have places to visit.
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Old 05-22-2015, 02:40 PM
 
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The same thing can be said of Grand Lake. You can be in any one of four states very easily within two hours. You can be in a train taking a mountain tour in Eureka Springs, or or you can be shopping in Tulsa. You can be at a winery in St. James, or watching a 200 year old water powered stone wheel grind grain into flour at War Eagle. You can enjoy camping, or visiting national Civil War Battlefields and museums in all four states. Climb Big Berta if you can, of drive around Grand Lake and take the time to tour the longest multiple arch dam in the .world. On Sunday you can join others at Splitlog Church for services. It is the only NDN church built by a chief for his wife using his own money. It was open before OK statehood. Or you can visit the cowboy church where horse, rope, spurs and hat are optional. And if you extend the time to six hours you can be in St. Louis, KC, OKC or Dallas.

Ok is okay. It open the imagination to a whole new world.
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