2009-06-17 42 -72

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Wed 17 Jun 2009 in 42,-72:
42.1205605, -72.5465435

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In the parking lot of a nursing home/rehabilitation center (the former Springfield Hospital) in Springfield Massachusetts


Sara with her daughter and son, whose fourth birthday it was


A geohash in a parking lot is an easy one to find without a GPS because it's possible to orient via the parking spaces and islands, which are visible in Google Satellite View. We drove over there and found the site pretty easily, and the kids marked the parking lot with chalk. The site has two somewhat interesting older buildings, which are now condemned, as well as the newer building which is still in use.

On the way there, we found an instance of a fast food restaurant that we like but that has very few instances in this area, so we stopped there for my son's birthday lunch on the way back. One could look at it as bribery, or as teaching the children that geohshing is a way to discover fun things.


Sara's son earned the Birthday Geohash Achievement
by reaching the (42, -72) geohash on his fourth birthday, 2009-06-17.