2009-04-16 33 -84

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Thu 16 Apr 2009 in Atlanta:
33.9657078, -84.8002113

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I would have liked to do this Geohash at lunch time because it was so close to my office. I rode my bicycle to work today and 26 mile bike ride was out of the question for lunch time. So, it ended as being an after work affair.

[edit] Expedition

[edit] NWoodruff

After sitting through some horrible traffic going west, I finally rolled up on the hash point at about 6:30pm even though I left my office at 5pm to get a jump on the traffic. 1 hour and 30 minutes to go 13 miles.

As I pulled up to the hash point the home owner was in the drive way about to get in his car with his daughter. I had the windows down in my truck as I was hot from the bicycle ride and it was really a nice day here in Atlanta. I heard his daughter say "Who is it daddy?". I didn't hear his response.

I hopped out of my truck and started walking up the driveway. I introduced myself, I told the guy that I was part of an Internet team searching out random GPS locations for prizes. He looked at me in a puzzled way like he was thinking why would any one in their right mind want to do that?

I looked down at the eTrex and there was only 20 feet to go. I explained to him that the point that I was looking for was at the end of his driveway probably a foot into his back yard. I told him that I would like to walk over there and take a couple of pictures.

He thought for a second and said that it would be fine for me to walk over there but I couldn't take any pictures. I thought for a second of something that I could say to change his mind as I was quickly beginning to realize that the string of consecutive geohashes would come to an end.

I said "Well, Okay never mind." and started to walk back to my truck. He then asked "What do you want to take pictures of?" I said only my GPS device. He then said "....Well, okay make it quick, we are leaving."

I raced over to find the spot and did a quick GPS dance to find the spot. I settled on 2 feet to go, click a picture off, dropped the map on the ground, took a picture of that, then clicked off a quick picture of myself at the spot.

I walked back to the guy and thanked him. I took another picture from the street and then headed off for home.

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Wednesday Apr 15, 2009

Friday Apr 17, 2009

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NWoodruff earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (33, -84) geohash on 2009-04-16.
NWoodruff earned the Consecutive geohash achievement
by reaching 12 consecutive hash points starting on 2009-04-05.