Make It Louisiana for Me
I am a Georgia transplant, and a LA. resident for 41 years. At one time I
thought that I would return to my GA. roots but LA's hold is too strong. One
of the things I like most about LA. is that it is a melting pot of so many
cultures. People from a myriad of cultures and walks of life blend into one
cohesive group, with very little prejudice. You won't find better food anywhere on earth, honest to God. Our state is full of history and breath
taking beauty. No matter where you are in the state, you are not far from an
historical area of great interest. LA. has been very big in the film industry, with countless movies at least partially filmed here. New Orleans is a mixture of party town (especially at Mardi Gras) and history jackpot. The Mississippi River boasts beautiful plantation homes that take you back to a simpler way of life. America's most haunted house is a short drive north of the capital city of Baton Rouge, the Myrtles. The people who's ancestors came here many generations ago tend to be very devoted to their culture, sometimes to the extent of shunning those whose family has been here a mere hundred years. A common question asked, as you meet a french matriarch is, "Where you from and who's you mama?" With your acceptance of them and enjoyment of their cultures, come their acceptance of you. Come and see our history, our beautiful live oaks, taste our food and soak up the sheer beauty of our state. You'll be back.