In all my 50+ years I have rarely felt at home anywhere.....Baton Rouge is the place I have felt most at home in my life, and I want to go back there some day. I only lived there a few months many years ago, then got a job offer in Shreveport and moved there--lived there 6 months, was laid off when the project closed down, and moved to Texas.
I have been to New Orleans a few times, and I'll always remember hearing people say "visit before it's washed away"...I remember how that made me shiver whenever I heard it.
My husband got to see some of southern Louisiana a few years back, and loved it as well.
The people were charming and welcoming, the food was incredible, and I love Cajun music. Doug Kershaw is one of my favorites, and I got to hear Queen Ida perform live out here in California a few years back.
Lessez les bon temps roulez!