I'm not a Louisiana native, but I've spent virtually my entire adult life here. I moved away for a couple years, and couldn't wait to get back. Why? The people.

Folks here are great! We watch out for one another. When trouble comes, Louisiana folks pull together, and get through it. When the trouble passes, we celebrate.

Speaking of celebrations, the Bayou state is home to more than 400 festivals. Food is an event.

People here are resilient, resourceful, and not easily frightened.

Here are 10 reasons people from Louisiana are the bomb.