2008-10-29 42 -85

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Wed 29 Oct 2008 in Grand Rapids:
42.2403124, -85.5601258

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[edit] Background

The Grand Rapids coordinates are right next to the Kalamazoo-Battle Creek International Airport. Yvh11a was very disappointed that he wasn't able to get a restricted area achievement (missed it by 350 meters!)

[edit] Expedition on Foot

The hashpoint, as near as I could determine from Google Earth, was in the center of Portage Road, directly in front of a Taco Bell. I made my way to the Taco Bell and located the approximate area of the hashpoint using the lane strips as reference markers. I crossed the road on foot a few times when the traffic was clear; no pictures, unfortunately, as I am without a camera of any sort, but as "you-can't-make-this-stuff-up" proof, I offer the fact that at or very close to the hashpoint was a discarded q-tip.

[edit] Recovery of the Q-tip

Recovery of the q-tip was considered but ultimately decided against, due to general ickiness.

[edit] Expedition by vehicle

As the hashpoint was on a major road, the expedition concluded with a Speed Racer achievement, again, without proof.

[edit] Achievements Unlocked!

Speedracer.png
yvh11a earned the Speed racer achievement
by passing through the (42, -85) geohash on 2008-10-29 at the maximum legal speed.

[edit] Achievements Missed!

GeoTrash GeoHash - Could have been achieved by overcoming squeamishness and retrieving the q-tip.