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Old 02-23-2010, 11:50 PM
 
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I ask this because here in Illinois, it's nothing more than just Chicago. Out side Chicago, it's just a bland mid-western state, IMHO. A lot of the people I've met felt the same way. Even on this forum, people have said the same things. I don't wanna make a mistake of moving to a bland state if that's the case with Louisiana. Is there more to LA than just New Orleans?

Oh I'm also considering the state of New Mexico, which from re-search, there's more to that state than just "Albuquerque". A lot of that state's big cities are as interesting as its smaller, rural ones, from re-search.
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Old 02-24-2010, 01:13 AM
 
Location: Southwest Louisiana
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Of course there is! Lafayette is a great city w/ a booming economy. There are tons of resturants to eat at, and the shopping is excellent. You can also go to the State Capital of Baton Rouge. Natchitoches(prounounced "Na-ka-tish") during the month of december and see of the best fireworks in Louisiana. Lake Charles, is known for it's contraband celebration, but not really much else. But Lake Charles also has Lauberge du lac casino, and some good resturants.
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Old 02-24-2010, 06:43 AM
 
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If you have to ask you'll never know.

You have to experience it. I've been through Illinois.

Believe me, you want to travel down here.
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Old 02-24-2010, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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yes , yes, yes!!!!
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Old 02-24-2010, 01:28 PM
 
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If you believe there is nothing in Illinois outside of Chicago, then you will most likely believe that there is nothing in Louisiana outside of New Orleans. You really need to open your eyes.
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Old 02-24-2010, 04:18 PM
 
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So, so much. I love the state of Louisiana and can't wait to move.

And I've only scratched the surface
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Old 02-24-2010, 05:30 PM
 
Location: City of Central
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I traveled all over the state of Louisiana for 19 years for my work . I saw little towns I never knew existed . There are plenty of places I would love to visit again . N.O. isn't one of those places .
Not trying to bash N.O. . Just making a point .
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Old 02-25-2010, 05:17 AM
 
Location: Castle Rock
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My favorite place in Illinois is Alton, near St. Louis. Lots of Civil War history. Yet so undiscovered and kinda gritty.

And as far as New Mexico is concerned, I've been to some fairly shady small towns there. Some of the tribal communities in New Mexico have a very bad quality of life.

Albuquerque is a cool town. So is New Orleans. Both are completely different cultures and ballgames than Chicago. Take a couple of weeks, and drive across the US. You'll be surprised what you'll find!
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Old 02-25-2010, 05:20 AM
 
Location: Northside Of Jacksonville
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It's normal to think there's nothing more to a state than just it's major city. Take Florida for example, people think there's nothing more to Florida than just Orlando and South FL
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Old 02-26-2010, 03:21 AM
 
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Hmmn, no. I always thought Florida to have a lot of worthy city, kinda like the California of the southeast. I just got the vibe that everyone's post is all about New Orleans, much like Chicago is when in comes to Illinois. But yea, IMHO, outside of Chicago, it's just Illinois.

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It's normal to think there's nothing more to a state than just it's major city. Take Florida for example, people think there's nothing more to Florida than just Orlando and South FL
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