RoadTripOK: Ep. 1 – OKC | Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department | TravelOK

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Our state is one of the most beautiful and unique states in the USA with diverse geographies, historic route 66, unforgettable restaurants and some of the greatest people on the planet with so much to see is so much to do. Living in Oklahoma means one of the best vacation spots is right now in the backyard.

Doesn’t this story need to be told as filmmakers and photographers based right here in Oklahoma? We thought so and hey who doesn’t like a good road trip, so we packed up our cameras. Teamed up with lieutenant governor Matt Pannell and the Oklahoma, tourism, and Recreation Department, and that’s how this series was born. We want to show you why traveling within the great state of Oklahoma is a great idea, so come join us for thousands of miles over the next year for Broken Bow to Black Mesa.

This is the Oklahoma road trip: okay, guys, let’s pull together. So we are talking about a road trip across Oklahoma for the next year. So I just want to follow up with you guys and talk through what we have put together. Lacey, I know you’ve been working on the content. I’ve been doing a lot of research, mainly on travel, okay,

I’ve compiled a list of 52 episodes and three features per episode. Realistic expectations, it’s going to take us exactly one day to film one episode, so you guys will be on the road for 52 days, whitewater, rafting and spelunking, and all these crazy things. So I think you guys are going to, have a blast and we’re going to be running around Oklahoma with all of our gear.

We’re gonna have the drones. We’re gonna? Have the Sony’s cannons up on gimbals chasing sunsets sunrises and you know losing a little bit of sleep, but it’s gonna be worth it alright. Well, let’s go tell the lieutenant-governor. What we have in plan and hope heap sends us on our on a road trip. Okay, go: let’s do it.

When I heard we were doing a road trip documentary about Oklahoma. It just sounds like an awesome thing, I mean there’s a lot that goes into it, that people don’t realize we’re out there finding these places, making the calls making the schedules and setting it up for success. So you can script an outline for it and do as much preparation as possible, but some of the best moments are gonna come from our team ad-libbing on the road or just little moments.

We find in editing that just kind of make these cool little pieces of the puzzle to come together, hey lieutenant governor, pronounced, okay, see you so good to see you well, I’m so excited to be here the Capitol. How are things one of the best state capitals in the country? Yeah, things are going really. Well, absolutely. We know we’ve been putting together a little road trip, I’m really pumped for this year, it’s time to show Oklahomans Oklahoma. I’m curious oh you’re, gonna join us in the trenches. You know, wherever you need, maybe a little rock climbing alone.

Maybe some spelunking yeah couple of dumb ready, I’m all ready for all of this. Yes, yeah! Well, we got a map put together. You want to go inside and show yeah show me. Let’s go, oh, that is beautiful! Wow! Here we go in there. That’S gonna. Be me next week, my gosh, oh my gosh, okay lieutenant-governor Pinal. We are just so excited. We have been digging through the state of Oklahoma and I’d love to hear some of your thoughts, it’s time to show Oklahomans how great this state is.

I would argue that no state can match our heritage in our history. I would start with route 66. Certainly, it’s one of our greatest assets that we have from a tourism perspective. We have more drivable miles of the most famous Road in the entire world than any other state. So, let’s double down on that western Oklahoma is so unique, so in the best state parks that we have in the country, tallgrass prairie up in the Pawhuska area, Pioneer Woman and then of course, Broken Bow one of the prettiest parts of our state. Oh, yeah absolutely well!

I just want to show you kind of the general trajectory go out this road trip, so we’re gonna start in Tulsa we’re gonna come toward Oklahoma City spins, a little bit time there we’re gonna cruise all the way back east. We’Ll go kind of in the Tenkiller Greenleaf area, south, be robbers cave all the way down to McCurtain County with the pine trees and Broken Bow Lake, then we’re gonna turn. West, go over towards Turner, Falls up into Oklahoma City, then we’ll go southwest and go all the way over to the Wichita Mountains, which I’m really excited we’ll do a little rock climbing and we cruise north from there we’ll get into the space where the Glaus mountains Are little Sahara will turn west go all the way to the very end of the Panhandle out to Black Mesa and then we’re gonna make a u-turn cruise all the way back east through Honka city Pawhuska, with tallgrass prairie?

After that? I think we have spent almost a year road, tripping and telling Oklahoma all these cool places and why they need to plan their next vacation in Oklahoma, and they should there’s no reason why we shouldn’t be crossing invisible lines in other states. You can get any experience that you want in Oklahoma, so you have been blessed.

Send you guys off on your way and poor to join in you out on the trail man perfect, all right, we are driving back from Oklahoma City from the capital we met with Lee to the government. Now he loved our overall plan, which is awesome.

So now we just got to go back pack our bags and hit the road next time on the Oklahoma road trip we’ll start our trip off in Tulsa Oklahoma, with some downtown energy, we’ll catch up with lieutenant governor Matt, Finnell, and governor Kevin stit as they face off In one of our nation’s most grueling bike, races that Tulsa tough, we’ll also visit a local brewery and have some of the best food in downtown Tulsa at the tavern. Well, see you next time.

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