2009-05-31 33 -84
WARNING! This expedition didn't officially happen. Reading any further may and can get you shot. I was lucky that this hash point occurred on Sunday, because there was nothing officially happening at the Naval Air station today. If this was a weekday, there was no way that this would have happened.
This Geohash point turned out to be on the Dobbins Naval Air base. I was not allowed on the property nor was I allowed to take any pictures. As a matter of fact this report doesn't officially exist.
I pulled up to the guard house at the entrance to the Naval Air base and was met with 5 or 6 guards all with guns. I wanted to turn around real quick and blast out of there. But, I thought that if I did that, I might get shot at. So, I attempted to explain away my reason for turning in. No where on Google maps does it say that the Geohash point is on the Naval base. Nervously, I started explaining my appearance noticing that most of the guards had their trigger finger in the ready position. Guns were still pointed at the ground though.
I told them that I was finding my way from my eTrex and google maps. I showed them my google map and the parking lot where the Geohash point was. I was asked for military ID. I had none. I was asked if I had any affiliation with the Navy. I said that my Grandfather was in the Navy stationed in Pensacola. I was told "Sorry, not enough".
I then asked if there way any way possible that I could make it to the parking lot only 0.1 of a mile away. I was told that only if someone that was already on the property could escort me in. I told them that I didn't know anybody here.
I then asked the guard if there was anyone that could walk over and take the picture for me. He said, "Hang on let me call my commanding officer". I pulled over into the parking lot that doesn't officially exist, and waited in a spot out of the sun that didn't exist either.
10 minutes later, his commanding officer showed up. He asked his commanding officer to relieve him of duty for 10 minutes. He then walked over and asked for my eTrex and camera...... PUPPET MASTER!!!!!
I GET THE PUPPET MASTER PRIZE!!!!!
The guard then walked off. He returned in less than 10 minutes and said that he got within 1.25 feet. Close enough. I then thanked him and told him I would get him one MILLION dollars. He said that it wasn't necessary. I shook his hand and then went on my way which didn't officially happen.
I asked if I could take a picture of the entrance sign to the Naval Air Station and was forbidden to take any pictures of any of the grounds. I left without taking any pictures of myself.
| NWoodruff earned the Land geohash achievement
| NWoodruff earned the Puppet Master Geohash achievement