2010-01-31 45 -122
Sherwood, Oregon, Near St Paul's on Roy Rogers Road.
Plans weren't very firm.
I'll make the trip if I don't make an attempt on the previous day's point, and might even try this one if I do. --aperfectring 21:17, 29 January 2010 (UTC)
Jim decided to head there, however. APR wasn't up to it.
This hashpoint, unlike yesterday's was pretty close to me. APR and I talked and he wasn't up to heading out for a second day, so I went by myself. I grabbed my google maps printouts, but didn't ever look at them, as I pretty much knew where I was going. I've had several hashpoints in that same area recently.
I actually took Google Maps suggested path even though there as a good chance I wasn't going to be able to figure out where I had to turn. They had a shorter path, but one that is less familiar to me. However, I remembered enough about where to go that I managed to meet up with the "easy" route and turn at "Roy Rogers Road". As I went, I noticed a road off to my right, and checked the GPS. I was close, so I took the road and the church was right there. I parked near the main building and looked at the graveyard, and then started to set out to the hashpoint. It seemed to be in a field behind some buildings, so I figured I'd see about asking for permission since someone seemed to be in a nearby classroom.
I gave the simple "Scavenger Hunt" description and access was granted. A little wandering in the field followed, but the hashpoint was easy to get to, unlike yesterday.
A few pictures followed, and I headed back to home. I did notice that the church had a very nice front door. I considered writing out my list of 95 complaints about geohashing and nailing it to the door, but decided that wasn't going to work. :-)
On the way, I stopped at a nearby cafe, called the "South Store", but which has changed ownership again and become the "South Store Cafe". It turned out they had just closed, but I got a little something and went home.
| Jim earned the Land geohash achievement
| Jim earned the Holy hash achievement