I just got an Arkansas driver's license and license plate this past January - yes almost 9 years after the move. I held on for a very long time, but always making sure I am in LA at license renewal time and having to get into the city early on a weekday so I can get a brake tag before I go driving around with an expired one was getting cumbersome. So, for my 50th birthday I made the transition. But, please know, I will forever hold on to my New Orleans accent (catch me in a comfortable, causal conversation.) and my heart will always be in New Orleans. I have a feeling I will be making a New Orleans run this summer for Manchu and crawfish.
One of the things that I found so intriguing when I first moved to North Little Rock was the fact that everyone knew everyone.