Yeah, pretty much-- you try and get on the river in NOLA or anywhere down in swamp country, and your kids end up being born with 3 eyes and deformed genitalia.... always
an enticing prospect!
For whatever it's worth, I was in Memphis long enough to appreciate the hell that is a Southern, MS River town: i think all our hot weather, humidity, poor quality of life, gang activity, street crime, murder rates, and red state tendencies just rolled off those craggy river bluffs into the muddy water and somehow snowballed before making it all the way downriver to you guys! Yeah, it always made for some interesting stories at the end of the day....
I'm still here in TN, but the SE portion of the state now. Do have to admit I'm a little jealous of the CO factor/ river life you guys have going there, but in all honesty, I'm just glad to be going to sleep in a city where I'm not listing to the soothing rapport of gunshots being fired at night anymore.... *sigh*.... ahhh, the good old days! LOL