From Jimmy: “Lived here forever, nice call on the cache drop right off Bourbon St. Love the hat and what you guys are doing. Come back and leave a bag next time.” Thanks for hunting, Jimmy. (PS tell your photographer not to be afraid of the flash if we do!)
New Orleans is one of our faves. We showered off the dirt before hitting the town: live music at a blacksmith shop bar, local cigars (local from Little Havana, that is), new friends to smoke and joke with, and an utterly peaceful New Orleans to wake up to, home of the best beignets around. We’ll be back.
GR CACHE #5. We hide GORUCK gear. You find GORUCK gear, and keep it. Fifth dead drop: Lat/Long Coordinates (plug them into your GPS): 29°57'29.16"N 90° 4'2.25"W . GR TAC is in the courtyard of our favorite peaceful enclave just off Bourbon St. Send us the story to firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy Hunting.
Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans was at the top of our list of things to do this summer, especially given what’s gone on here since Katrina. Yes, it felt like volunteer tourism, but the houses themselves, and the families soon to live in them, welcome all the sweat help they can get. The safety brief to start it out quickly transitioned to power tools and roofing under the Louisiana sun. Java oversaw our progress and got dirty with everyone else. Many thanks to Dan, our fearless project manager, who will always have our respect for the work that he does day in and day out.
Coop’s Place is the right answer: local, with a vibe to match, some of the best food in town and a staff that is casual yet proud of the place. When asked what the special is, Steve, our bartender, said Yes, I recommend the food here, all of it. When pressed, red beans and rice with fried chicken came out. Java welcomed the dog friendly atmosphere and the picture of Coop’s dog above the fireplace, so we stayed a good while into our first night in the Big Easy.