2008-10-22 49 8

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Wed 22 Oct 2008 in Mannheim:
49.4256092, 8.6821185

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Today's location is in Heidelberg, on Berliner Straße near the intersection with Gugenmusweg.



Planning: Today's location is easily reachable, less than 3 km from ilpadre's home and about 1 km from the New Campus of the University of Heidelberg.

Expedition: It was a windy and rainy day, so I decided to walk to the geohash instead of going there by bike. I reached the hashpoint around 10:20, took some photos and waited fifteen minutes in the hope that Danatar would be arriving earlier than planned. Then I had to leave.

ilpadre earned the Virgin Graticule Achievement
by being the first to reach any hashpoint in the (49, 8) graticule, here, on 2008-10-22.
ilpadre earned the Walk geohash Achievement
by reaching the (49, 8) geohash on 2008-10-22 on foot, travelling a distance of 5.8 km.


After visiting 2008-10-21 49 9 on my way to my parents, I spent the night there. They not being accustomed to surprise visits during the week, I had to explain the concept of geohashing to them; They are not easily shocked and took it well, being used to internet craziness from me. In the morning, my mother took me to the hashpoint which lies on her way to work. We parked the car in Gugenmusweg and were at the hashpoint at 11:20.

I didn't see ilpadre's signs, so I chalked "xkcd" on the pavement and "The internet was here" on a pole where the light rain could not wash it away. My mother took some pictures of me at the hashpoint, with irritated car drivers watching the strange guy with his Google Maps marker, and then brought me to the train station from where I went to 2008-10-22 49 7. I had hoped to meet another geohasher for the first time, but I could not reach the hashpoint earlier.

Danatar has driven over the hashpoint often while still living with his parents, so this is a Déjà-vu location for him (but there is no proof) and it is his third consecutive day geohashing after 2008-10-20 49 10 and 2008-10-21 49 9. Danatar's mother wins a Cubicle Geohash Almost Honorable Mention, working 1.5 km from the hashpoint.

Danatar earned the Déjà Vu Geohash Achievement
by reaching the (49, 8) geohash on 2008-10-22, and previously on innumerable occasions in his youth.
Danatar earned the Consecutive geohash achievement
by reaching 3 consecutive hash points starting on 2008-10-20.



On the way back from a hashpoint in Dossenheim, I came by the spot. It was great to see my hashtag still hanging there.