2009-06-20 30 -81

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Sat 20 Jun 2009 in Jacksonville:
30.1625773, -81.7251129

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[edit] Location

South of Kingsly in Orange Park

[edit] Participants

  • Woodveil
  • Chris


[edit] Plans

We went counterclockwise again. Green = start, red = hash, blue = police.
We were down at the Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine on Friday afternoon and decided to check the day's hash, in case it was on our way home. It wasn't, but since it was Friday we went ahead and checked the hashes for Saturday and Sunday. As soon as Saturday's coordinates came up on Nick's iPhone, we knew they had to be close to our Orange Park location. Once the map showed up, our hopes were confirmed. It was in Orange Park, just south of Kingsley, and on a road! Well, in someone's driveway, but we could still reach it. In fact, it was only a couple streets down from our route on Monday's hash. We immediately decided to walk to the hash, a distance we discovered after further investigation to be less than two miles.

[edit] Expedition

[edit] The Trip

Riding away.
With gps and iPods in tow, we set out on foot around 3:15. We'd decided to throw in a Tron achievement too, which meant walking an extra few hundred feet. We got to the point a few minutes before 4:00, and it was farther into someone's front yard than previously thought. It was actually on a doorstep. Next door a man was mowing his lawn and trying to figure out what we were doing, so we approached him and asked if we could take some pictures in his neighbor's yard. He said they weren't home but suggested we'd have to go and ask. So we went up to the house, and made the point in the process. We stood on the doorstep, nervously taking a photo of the gps and thinking up something good to say. Then we decided to just split. Either way, we had already made the point and didn't want to bother anybody. So we continued on our way, coming within about 70 feet of our route at one point, but staying sufficiently far away as to not invalidate the Tron achievement.
That's right, we're named after a street. What of it?
As it was nearly 100 degrees outside, we decided to try the water fountains at an elementary school on Moody Road when something wonderful happened. A police officer on a motorcycle pulled in. He watched us to make sure we wouldn't break anything, and we passed him later on. Chris casually said "hey."

"How's it going?" the officer responded.

Successful Police Geohash! He rode a little farther up the road and met up with another officer, and they set up a little speed trap on Moody Road. Good day to be walking. From there we unceremoniously continued home, stopping only for photos with our namesake street sign. We got home around 4:45, happy with an expedition that just kept getting better. And pitying Mr. Bow Tie for being out of town for this walking-Police-Tron geohash. And the school at which he teaches is less than two miles from the hash, so he missed that one, too. Oh well.

[edit] Photos

[edit] Achievements

Landgeohash.png
This user earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (30, -81) geohash on 2009-06-20.
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This user earned the Walk geohash Achievement
by reaching the (30, -81) geohash on 2009-06-20 on foot, travelling a distance of 3.68 mi (5.92 km).
Police2.png
This user earned the Police Geohash Achievement
by meeting an officer while attempting the (30, -81) geohash on 2009-06-20.
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This user earned the Tron achievement
by reaching and returning from the (30, -81) geohash without crossing their own tracks on 2009-06-20.
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This user earned the xkcd Nullaturion achievement
by attending 6 Saturday meetups.