2010-07-22 44 -88

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Thu 22 Jul 2010 in 44,-88:
44.2875466, -88.3982983

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[edit] Location

In Appleton, Wisconsin, in a parking lot between a bank and a Piggly-Wiggly.

[edit] Participants

[edit] Plans

Bassoon called up Dedehawk: "Wanna go have a threesome with an innocent graticule and pop its sweet, sweet cherry?" "Holy hells yes!"

Drive up to the hash, possibly perform a Speed Racer, find food, then head home.

[edit] Expedition

Overall, it was a pretty nice ride up to Appleton. We hit a pretty bad storm just before Fond du Lac, but it quickly passed, even before we got to Oshkosh. We got to Appleton and found the hash. A small argument with the GPS ensued while we tried to work out exactly where it was.

We first did Speed Racer. It's way more difficult than it looks. The stretch of parking lot where we had to go through was super-curvy, and it was really difficult to time crossing the hash with going 15 miles per hour (the legal parking-lot speed limit in Wisconsin). After quite a few tries, we finally got it! Yes! (Additionally, on one of the tries, the steering wheel ate Bassoon's hand.)

After that, we got out of the car to walk to the hash. We parked in the Piggly-Wiggly side of the parking lot and then walked to the hash. We snapped the group photo and then headed off to find food.

We settled on Fazoli's, right down the road from the hash. As we pulled into the drive through, we noticed the window signs. Score! Blue Raspberry squishies! After we got our Italian food (fast!) we snapped a photo of the squishies for a four-star squishy expedition. Also, it was raining, so we got to add an additional star for that. Overall, it wound up being a five-star squishy expedition! Huzzah!

After we finished eating, we started the hour-and-a-half drive back home. We ran into the storm we had originally driven through, except it had progressed to our hometown and the streets were terribly flooded. We decided to hang out at Dedehawk's home afterwords so the flooding could die down.

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[edit] Achievements

Speedracer.png
Bassoon and Dedehawk earned the Speed racer achievement
by passing through the (44, -88) geohash on 2010-07-22 at 15 mph.
2010-07-22 44 -88 SPEEEEEED-RACERRRRRR.png
Virgin-graticule.png
Bassoon and Dedehawk earned the Virgin Graticule Achievement
by being the first to reach any hashpoint in the (44, -88) graticule, here, on 2010-07-22.
2010-07-22 44 -88 groupshot.png
Landgeohash.png
Bassoon and Dedehawk earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (44, -88) geohash on 2010-07-22.
2010-07-22 44 -88 victory.png
Minesweeper geohash empty.png Minesweeper geohash flag.png Minesweeper geohash empty.png
Minesweeper geohash flag.png Minesweeper geohash 2.png Minesweeper geohash empty.png
Minesweeper geohash empty.png Minesweeper geohash empty.png Minesweeper geohash empty.png
Bassoon and Dedehawk achieved level 2 of the Minesweeper Geohash achievement
by visiting coordinates in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin and 2 of the surrounding graticules.
GeoSquishy Achievement Rain.jpg
Bassoon and Dedehawk earned the Squishy-ing in the Rain GeoSquishy Achievement
by drinking a diluted squishy at the (44, -88) geohash on 2010-07-22.
2010-07-22 44 -88 five-star-squish.png
GeoSquishy Achievement 5Star.jpg
Bassoon and Dedehawk earned the 5 Star GeoSquishy Achievement
by earning 5 stars all at the (44, -88) geohash on 2010-07-22.
2010-07-22 44 -88 five-star-squish.png