The ‘Port Life

THE 5 BEST THINGS ABOUT LIVING IN SHREVEPORT

1. I have learned to really cook. No, really. Not that this is a direct result of the city of Shreveport, but without Whole Foods nearby, I have forced myself to become better in the kitchen.

2. The winters are mild. Long gone are the days of digging your car out of a snow mound to get to work on time. I LOVE that it’s 60 degrees in January.

3. The sunsets. You can’t beat ’em. The way the open skies light up around dusk over the fields is breathtaking.

4. There is never traffic. Never. This is amazing. You can get anywhere in town within 15 minutes or less.

5. Southerners are unbelievably polite and friendly. Even grocery shopping is a pleasant experience.

THE 5 WORST THINGS ABOUT LIVING IN SHREVEPORT

1. There is no Whole Foods. This is devastating.

2. The summer heat is oppressive. It turns even the most energetic beings into slugs. Don’t even get me started on the havoc it wreaks on my hair.

3. No snow means no snow days. This is an unfortunate consequence of the warm winters.

4. The fire ants are relentless and the insects resemble small air crafts. I can’t help but wonder if there is a nuclear power plant nearby…

5. The closest big cities are at least 3 hours away.

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