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Justin Of Terrytown

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  1. 33 minutes ago, GeoElmo6000 said:

    So are you looking for geocaches near Amtrak stations?  Because once you get off the train you'll still have to get to the cache and back of course.  The few GeoTours I've seen are pretty spread out.  What's your plan for navigating around the destination?


    I know when I was in Memphis, TN, I did take a Uber to Shelby Farms Park to do some Geocaching there (I found four in Memphis, three of them was at Shelby Farms Park).  I am glad I did because I got to see some bison for the first time (they were a whole lot bigger than what I thought they would be).  If it wasn't for Geocaching, I would never known that there was bison at the Shelby Farms Park.    

     

    I could rent a car if I am planning on doing a Geotour.  Another option is that I am willing to take Uber to an area that have a lot of Geocaches or an area that have something interesting that goes with the Geocache.  

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  2. I took my first Amtrak trip from New Orleans, LA to Memphis, TN.  I love the Amtrak trip and enjoy Memphis.  I was able to find four geocaches in Memphis.  

     

    I was wondering if there are any towns or cities that Amtrak stops in that I should consider going to for Geocaching?  Either to do a Geotour, find a really cool Geocache, or because there are plenty of Geocaches in the town/city.  

  3. I am planning on visiting Memphis, TN in June 2021 for five days.  I will not have my car with me since I will be taking the Amtrak train from New Orleans to Memphis.  I will be staying at the Best Western Plus Gen X Inn located at 1177 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN.  

     

    Any advice on what Geocaches I should try to find?  And advice on how to get to the area (public transportation, taxi, est.)?   

  4. I went for a hike (I already found the Geocaches on trail so the hike was for fun and exercise) and saw a rattlesnake on the trail.  I did not get anywhere near it (closest I got was between 20 and 30 yards).  I waited for it to crawl away before continue walking on the trail.  

     

    Since I know there are Geocaches in the area I was hiking, it got me to start thinking more about Geocaching in areas where snakes should be expected.  What steps should I take to reduce the ricks of snakes while Geocaching?   

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  5. I bought the Geocoin-Pathtag book and a few inlays from Space Coast Geo-Store.  

    Before I start putting in the book, I am wondering if you could give any advice?  Do you activate the geocoins or not before putting them in the book? Most of the Geocoins I have came with a piece of paper with the activation code.  Should I keep that or just throw it away? 

  6. I am going on a cruise out of Miami, FL to go on a cruise on the MSC Seaside (April 18, 2019 to April 25, 2019).  I am flying into Miami, FL on American Airlines the day before my cruise.  Of course, I am wanting to bring my GPS so I can do some Geocaching in Miami and while I am in port.  

     

    Are there any rules I should know about with flying with a GPS or are GPS something that airlines usually don't care about? 

  7. Does anybody else Geocaches with family?

     

    And my family, my mom and I both Geocache (we have separated accounts).  Sometimes we do it together and sometimes we geocache by ourselves.

     

    Now my oldest niece and nephew have Geocache with me on occasions and have geocache with my mom on occasion.  But they don't have their own accounts yet. 

  8. 26 minutes ago, kunarion said:

    There’s a link where you can download the whole thing at once as a GPX file.  That’s pretty cool:

    https://www.geocaching.com/play/geotours/houma

     

    Save the file to the Garmin/GPX folder of your GPS.

     

    Thank you for your response.  I finally got it downloaded to my GPS.  I had to used another web browser.  It would not work for me with Internet Explorer but it would work with Microsoft edge. 

  9. I have two nieces and one nephew.  My oldest niece and nephew (brother's two kids) are 9 years old and 8 years old (there birthdays are in a few months) and my youngest niece (half-sister's daughter) is 4 years old (her birthday is also in a few months).  I do try to spend time with them doing something special with them (going to zoos, aquariums, insectariums, parks, est.).  

    Do you have any advice with Geocaching with kids, especially the oldest two?  I live closer to my brother and his family.  

  10. I am going on a 7 day cruise out of New Orleans on the Norwegian Breakaway (Norwegian Cruise Line and I leave on March 31, 2019).  

     

    I am planning on bringing my GPS (etrek 20x) with me so I can do some Geocaching while in port.  Have anybody have any problems bringing a GPS with them on a cruise ship with Norwegian Cruise Line?  I did not see it on the Prohibited Items List but I would feel more comfortable double checking with other Geocachers. 

  11. Has anybody else ever had a dream about Geocaching?

    This weekend, I am planning on attending Geocaching events at Chicot  State Park in Ville Platte, Louisiana ( GC7H7KE).  

    So my dream last night, I was at the gathering and a group of us went to find a geocache.  Instead of finding the geocache, we found a treasure chest full of gold coins near the lake.  

     

     

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  12. On ‎2‎/‎2‎/‎2018 at 6:38 AM, StefandD said:

    It seems that IE finally refuses the plug-in too.

    There are plenty alternatives:

    • Use the GPX file button and save to the \Garmin\GPX\ folder on your eTrex.
    • Use the new Sent to List option, which is the successor of Garmin Communicator.
    • Use Pocket Queries.
    • Use third party software like GSAK or GAPP.

    I haven't try yet, but hopefully it will work when I try to download Geocaches to my GPS (Etrek 20x). 

  13. I might be in the minority, but I don't mind micros and nano's, especially if it brings me to an interesting area and/or if it is hidden in a creative way.    In Houma, LA, I found a micro that was hidden in a way that made me laugh for some reason (it was not a Geocache that was part of the Houma GeoTour). 

  14. On ‎11‎/‎12‎/‎2017 at 3:58 PM, colleda said:

    I use an Etrex 20x. I'm not sure why you need to send a text to record your find. Why not use "Recent Finds" on your Etrex? Also when you log your "Found" on your Etrex you can then use "Add Comment" to record the details of your find.

    The Etrek 20x was only a few months old at the time so I was still getting the hang at it.  

  15. On ‎11‎/‎5‎/‎2017 at 8:59 PM, EL K3VINO said:

    How did you do in Mexico? I’m headed to Puerto Vallarta and am wondering about how I’ll be able to use my iPhone to search for caches without using data roaming. 

    My Geocaching App did not worked when I was on my cruise in 2016.  So for my cruise in April 2017, I downloaded a bunch of Geocaching on to my GPS (etrek 20x) and used that.  When I found a Geocache, I would text message my mom that "I found (insert Geocache's name here)".  When I got back onto the cruise ship, I went through my text messages and while on the cruise ship's computer and marked which ones I found.  

  16. But what do you recommend drinking when you are hiking or after you are hiking?  

    I know to always bring plenty of water with me when I am hiking or backpacking.  I am just looking for other recommendations to go along with water. 

  17. I do leave toys (marbles, toy soldiers, est.) for the children. 

    Another thing I leave is "local" stuff (example: poker chips from the Irish Channel St. Patrick's Day Club, doubloons from different Mardi Gras Krewes, golf balls from the National World War 2 Museum, est.).   

    I also leave trackables on occasions. 

     

     

     

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