“There’s another level of infinite, lonely flatness to Oklahoma that takes your breath away. Very hot and windswept, often sweltering, still enforcing strange liquor laws (no cold anything) Oklahomans look to Texas … for entertainment!? Even though Tulsa and Oklahoma City aren’t too bad, this state (along with its neighbor Kansas) is where the modern world goes to die. Cowboys and Native Americas, horses and churches thrive in Oklahoma but I must say this is one butt-ugly state. Get out fast.”
—Napa, Calif.-based writer Bob Ecker writing for examiner.com. As a follow-up to his list of the five prettiest states, Ecker included Oklahoma in his Aug. 12 list of “The 5 ugliest states in the nation,” along with Connecticut, Delaware, Kansas and Nevada. Sorry, Bob, we can’t all be like Napa.