We love Oklahoma, and we will miss all of our friends here. But Louisiana is going to be a great place to call home. Here are a few things I'm loving:
1. The Food: When we head down there to get things ready for the move, I feel like we spend the majority of our time eating or talking about what we're going to eat next! Shirmp and grits, poboys, oysters, crawfish, gumbo, bread pudding, beignets...should I keep going? Yum! I've been landlocked all these years, and I can't get enough of the seafood.
2. The Culture: Our move landed around Mardi Gras, so we had the opportunity to see how the locals celebrate. Everything from the king cake parties to the parades, there was so much to see and do. Not to mention the music, architecture, and art. It's a place like no other.
3. The People: Almost every single person we've met has been kind and helpful and seem genuinely excited about our move to the area. Southern hospitality is alive and well.
So I'm excited about our move and eager to write my new setting into a story!
Have you been to Louisiana? What did you think?
Julie Jarnagin is a USA Today bestselling author of sweet and inspirational romance. She grew up in a small Oklahoma town where her family farmed and ranched. These days she lives in a not-so-big city with her amazing husband and two young sons who tolerate all her nerdy quirks. Julie earned a B.A. in Journalism / Professional Writing from the University of Oklahoma and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers.
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