I've been to Shreveport, Monroe, Pineville, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, LaFayette. All awful. But not as awful as DFW, so although it's a 1, I'd almost reserve a special category for the awfulness of DFW.
When I drive through Louisiana on my way to Florida, that's exactly what I do. Drive through. There is a stretch all the way from DFW to Slidell that just doesn't suit me at all. It's a long haul to not stop, so I'm really not sure what to do about it other than take a month in the rig and go around the whole mess.
Post by Lisa Petrison on Nov 18, 2011 23:06:01 GMT -5
A report from 2004:
In my particular case, and for many others I know, the southeast part of the U.S. is a miserable location for me. I spent some time in Louisiana and became VERY ill.
The heat and humidity became intolerable for me very quickly. At first I felt better (in retrospect, I know it had to do with my body loving being at sea level, coming from altitude), then I began a dramatic downslide. Some of us cannot tolerate mold either and "swampland" had plenty of that. The physician I saw down there quickly gave me medication for sinus infections, saying that "everyone" got them there. I then went to Houston to see a specialist, Dr. Salvato, who said someone with my symptomology should NOT live on the Gulf Coast and suggested I should be living in Arizona, Nevada, places that were dry. I became totally intolerant of heat during that time - a burned out autonomic nervous system made it impossible for me to have sun hit me, open an oven door, hot dishwasher, even washing my hands in warm water was impossible. My blood volume had decreased dramatically and to this day I need IV fluids twice a week. Heat and humidity are the enemy!!!! at least for me.