What a lovely city!
The natural scenery is utterly beautiful, and the people here generally seem really beautiful and friendly too.
There's a livable central area, unlike a lot of American cities, and it also has a spacious extent.
All the roads in Louisiana have along the sides colorful beads from Mardi Gras. I also occasionally come across a parked parade float. One yard here in Lafayette even has lots of colorful beads in place of leaves on its trees!
Occasionally, the way I speak English differs from the way locals speak English, to the point of confusion, e.g. Louisianan: "...boiled shrimp..." me: "balled shrimp? is it in a ball?" Louisianan: "no, there's no ball, it's boiled."
A few more foods here include shrimp burgers, shrimp fried rice, (shrimp gumbo...), fried corn, jambalaya, po' boys, and more!
Lots of inspiration here, and I'm planning to spend a few days before carrying on.
The upcoming region also should be really great!