Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Mentally I am already...

...In Louisiana that is.  Since we found out where we are going I have searched for rental homes, job opportunities, and mentally checked out of Alabama.  I am beyond ready for this move.  Bring on gumbo, crawdads, Cajun / Creole cuisine.  (Can you tell I'm hungry while writing this??) Bring on the Gator parks, Mom and Pop restaurants, and of course New Orleans.  We honeymooned there and are excited to go back!!!  I'm excited for this new adventure we will soon be starting.  I leave you now with some random facts about my soon to be new state of residence.
  • Fort Polk was established in 1941 and named in honor of the Right Reverend Leonidas Polk, the first Episcopal Bishop of the Diocese of Louisiana. On March 12, 1993, Fort Polk officially became the home of the Joint Readiness Training Center.
  • bayou: \BUY-you\ n. a French name for slow-moving "river"
  • In Louisiana, biting someone with your natural teeth is considered a simple assault, but biting someone with your false teeth is considered an aggravated assault.
  • Louisiana is the only state in the union that does not have counties. Its political subdivisions are called parishes.
  • The first Tarzan movie was filmed in Louisiana in 1917
  • More than one-half of the species of birds in North America are resident in Louisiana or spend a portion of their migration there  (I'm sorry Mrs. K)
  • Because of its many bays and sounds, Louisiana has the longest coastline (15,000 miles) of any state and 41 percent of the nation's wetlands.
  • Louisiana's wild alligator population is estimated at roughly 1.5 million animals; another 500,000 live on alligator farms.

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