2010-04-19 40 -89

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Mon 19 Apr 2010 in 40,-89:
40.7294722, -89.5935139

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[edit] Location

North Knoxville Avenue, northbound, just past Orchard Place in Peoria, Illinois

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[edit] Plans

I needed to go to Peoria Monday evening, and by happenstance, my destination was a whopping 600 feet from the day's geohash location. Before going to my ultimate rendezvous, I decided to leave a little early to do a little geohashing. Since it was on the road, I didn't require a whole lot of preparation besides the camera, GPS, and the coordinates.

[edit] Expedition

Immediately prior to reaching the geohash, I had been at Lowe's in East Peoria, which you can see if you look at the tracklog. (Talking of which, when I open up the tracklog, I see a straight line from where I turned off the GPS in Peoria back to where I started in East Peoria, thus looping my route. Disregard that!) Since it was just me in the car, I wasn't about to take pictures or anything while driving, so I just took video with my camera to show me driving through the location. I noticed while I was doing this that the GPS indicated that the speed limit was 45, but I had seen a sign indicating that it was actually 35. I'm guessing that the GPS was wrong, so I believe I was actually going the speed limit! (with regard to the Speed Racer geohash). I turned off Knoxville a couple of blocks later, and after driving through the labyrinthine sideroads of Peoria, I stopped on Orchard Place near where it intersects with Knoxville. I walked to the sidewalk that goes along the road to match my latitude with the geohash spot, though I wasn't about to venture out into the thoroughfare with the traffic and such. And with that, my expedition came to a close.

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In case you're curious, I was listening to The Dave Ramsey Show.

[edit] Achievements

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Dvdllr earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (40, -89) geohash on 2010-04-19.
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Dvdllr earned the Speed racer achievement
by passing through the (40, -89) geohash on 2010-04-19 at 35 mph.
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Dvdllr issued a challenge for the A Tale of Two Hashes achievement
by geohashing in a place named Peoria from the (40, -89) geohash on 2010-04-19.