“Give Me Louisiana” Doralice Fontaine:
There is much more to Louisiana than hurricanes (the drink) and Mardi Gras, although indulging in both is an essential lifetime experience. Go beyond the confines of New Orleans’ French Quarter and Baton Rouge’s LSU campus, and you will find a fishermen’s/boaters’ paradise, historical plantations and Civil War sites, as well as amazing music and foods that pay tribute to Louisiana’s mix of French, Spanish, Native American and African ancestries. Did you know that Louisiana is also the U.S.’s 2nd largest producer of natural gas, its largest producer of oysters and crawfish, and its largest handler of grain exports to the world market?
No matter what your interests/passions, the “Pelican State” can fulfill them. Gourmands can indulge in beignets at Cafe du Monde in New Orleans or boiled crawfish at C’Est Bon in Jennings. Music lovers can trace the roots of the blues, gospel, R&B, country and rockabilly at the Delta Music Museum in Ferriday. A history buff? In Leesville tour the Fort Polk Military Museum and in DeRidder see one of a handful of Gothic Revival jailhouses whose cells each had a toilet, shower, sink and window. Can’t make it to New Orleans for Mardi Gras? Don’t worry, Alexandria grandly celebrates this official holiday with 3 parades, and also holds “Cenlabration”on labor Day weekend – the largest Central Louisiana festival honoring local heritage and culture.
Want to be a part of all this and much more that Louisiana has to offer? If you are a Nursing Manager, OT, PT, RN, Rehab Manager or SLP call the Centra Team at 800 535 0076 and we will help you “Let the Good Times Roll”!