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    Honeymoon Trip to New Orleans

    Pizzaboy2600 and myself are getting hitched up in 2 weeks and then honeymooning in New Orleans. We're going down 2 different ways, Shreveport and then south of 10 and coming up into New Orleans from the south and then coming home the river road the whole way. Does anyone have any suggestions for not to miss caches on the way down or back or while we're there. We plan on hitting all the ones in the French Quarter, but want to make sure our other stops are worth it and good ones. Any tips are appreciated. Thanks!
    Mother to 2 dogs - Foxer, the chicken herder and Bo, the pug, 1 kitty chupacabra princess Daksi and Married to a wonderful man, Pizzaboy2600.

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    Oh and we're starting out in Van Buren, so quite a bit of Arkansas space to cover as well. So not to miss caches in Arkansas and Louisiana would be nice.
    Mother to 2 dogs - Foxer, the chicken herder and Bo, the pug, 1 kitty chupacabra princess Daksi and Married to a wonderful man, Pizzaboy2600.

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    guwisti,

    First congratulations on your upcoming marriage. We wish you the very best.

    There are several fun caches in the French Quarter including several old virtual caches. They offer a great opportunity to walk around the area and see some of the history of this great old city.

    If I could go back and only do one cache, I would not have to think about which one to do. VIEW CARRE' (GCE02C) by Bamboozle is one of my all time favorite caches. Check out the cache page and read some of the logs. You will not want to miss this one.

    Again, congratulations to you and pizzaboy2600 and best of luck.

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    There are several caches in the large cemetery in Metarie--look at Necropolis, New Orleans Style--for starters in that area. The caches take you to some really cool spots. That's an awesome place to visit anyway.

    Also, if you plan to go home by going back west and taking I-55 north to Jacksonville, MS, there are over 150 caches just under the I-55 between I-10 and I-12 on an old highway. We did over a hundred of them in about half a day. They are called Hang'm High on Hwy. 51.

    Have fun and Congratulations to you both.

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    Congratulations Guwisti and Pizzaboy2600!

    New Orleans is a great choice for your honeymoon.

    Like Woodwalker, I highly recommend VIEW CARRE' (GCE02C) by Bamboozle. If you can do it through the week before 3:00pm you might actually get to meet him.

    Best Wishes to you both!

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    Thanks for the tips.yes, we plan on hitting all the ones in the Quarter, we're staying there for the week so it should be no problem to hit those while we're walking around. OMG I looked at View Carre and it looks amazing! I might have passed this one by because pizzaboy2600 is not yet a premium member, but now we're gonna have to go, might have to get that boy a membership!
    Mother to 2 dogs - Foxer, the chicken herder and Bo, the pug, 1 kitty chupacabra princess Daksi and Married to a wonderful man, Pizzaboy2600.

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    Yep! As Woodwalker and Mathseeker said, VIEW CARRE' (GCE02C) by Bamboozle is a must do!!!

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    I have had the good fortune to be escorted on French Quarter Caching Tours by Bamboozle and other New Orleans cachers for the last two years. Here is a list of ones that I think you should consider. Most are virtuals.

    GCGFHX--Marie Laveau, Voodoo Queen (spooky above ground grave)
    GCGFJ4--Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop
    GCA5E3--The Founder
    GCA561--Edison Place
    GCGHQC--Ignatius J. Reilly
    GCA5A9--A Shining Example

    One micro you need to find is GC20W31--Brangelina! (close to Brad Pitt's and Angelina Jolie's house in the Quarter)

    Just a few that come to mind. Be sure to email Bamboozle ahead of time that way he may can arrange for your visit at View Carrie and take you up. That one is worth the visit to New Orleans.

    We have plans to make it back down there this December to make our 3rd annual French Quarter tour.

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    Definitely need to hit the Marie Laveau virtual, as a kid my parents took me to a bunch of cemeteries trying to find her grave and we never found it, although they did buy me a Marie Laveau doll, so I feel I need to find her tomb. Although I have read going to the cemeteries isn't safe because people hide behind the tombs, we're doing one cemetery tour and I'm not for sure that her cemetery is on that one....Did it seem safe to go alone when you were there?
    Mother to 2 dogs - Foxer, the chicken herder and Bo, the pug, 1 kitty chupacabra princess Daksi and Married to a wonderful man, Pizzaboy2600.

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    Yes it was safe. Definitely a daytime only cache. I think the cache page lists the hours. Have fun and enjoy the city. You may want to consider checking out the Louisiana Geocachers Webpage. Those are mostly New Orleans and the surrounding area members. All of them are extremely helpful and would be glad to assist you.

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