2009-05-23 37 -92

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Sat 23 May 2009 in Lebanon:
37.7318719, -92.6302679

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This graticule's Mouse Over Day coordinates where in a field outside of Lebanon, Missouri.


excellentdude: This day found my girlfriend and I traveling down Interstate 44 in Missouri, from St. Louis to Springfield. As I do before most of my road trips, but especially made sure to do on this geohashing holiday, I checked the day's fractions and the graticules along my route before I left. The Lebanon, Missouri, graticule by far presented the best opportunity with coordinates just a couple miles from the highway.

We exited the interstate, and after having not noticed missing a turn for a short time still quickly made it to the neighborhood of the hash. We got to a point on the nearest road to the hash where the hash was in a fenced field to our right and there was a house to the left. It wasn't clear who owned the land, so we decided to stop at this house and ask. A nice woman outside told us that a family back around the corner the way we had came from owned the land, and that if no one was there their father lived in a house between here and there and might be able to help us. Thanking her, we set off for the first house she mentioned. A nice dog met us, but unfortunately no one else was home. Not giving up yet, we went to the other house. This time there wasn't even a pet.

So, let's review: House 1: friendly woman; House 2: friendly dog; House 3: nothing. We resigned ourselves that this Mouse Over Day expedition would not end with coordinates being reached. We got a picture of the general area of the hash from the road and another of a small stream nearby. Then it was off to Springfield for an evening of fun with an old high school friend.


excellentdude earned the 2009 Mouse Over Day achievement
by celebrating in the (37, -92) graticule on the Saturday following May 21st 2009.
excellentdude earned the No trespassing consolation prize
by almost reaching the (37, -92) geohash on 2009-05-23.