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This geohash is smack dab in the middle of a small city park called Las Juntas Park, in Pleasant Hill CA USA, which is in the East Bay near Walnut Creek and Concord.
Dan and Kristin decided to brave the less than stellar weather (constantly threatening to rain) to find this place, on their first ever geohashing expedition. It was about a 45 minute drive from San Francisco.
There were lots of birds hanging around, and the park seemed to be popular with the dogs.
A guy and his corgi noticed the sign marking the geohash spot, and came up to us to ask what it was all about. I (Dan) gave him a friendly "Howdy!" and he asked what we were selling, adding that anybody that friendly has to be selling something. Eventually, he decided we were harmless (and not selling anything), if a bit odd.
He was initially a bit confused. He knew what geocaching was, and was wondering why we were lazing about on benches, when there was some presumed cache to find (or something like that). Eventually, he understood that the point of it was just being there. His moment of clarity, as he looked at our lazy asses (I think Kristin was idly munching on a toothpick, even): "Oh, so you're geohashing right now!"
More photos here: http://picasaweb.google.com/danfuzz.milk/Geohashing20090502
Video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKocr3xGCPM
Kudos to Nicholas Killewald, author of Geohash Droid (for Android). Without that handy app, this expedition would not have happened.