2010-11-06 26 -80

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Sat 6 Nov 2010 in 26,-80:
26.4025678, -80.1255704

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[edit] Location

Right off a footpath outside a residential building in Boca Raton.

[edit] Participants

Million zillion


[edit] Plans

There are a couple of open parking lots near the (likely) guard gate on Clint Moore Rd. From there it's an easy 1/2 mile walk past the gate and to the hashpoint. -- Million zillion 23:10, 5 November 2010 (UTC)

Oh, and I have to work this weekend. Late afternoon hashing would be best for me; I can mostly get what I need done in the morning. -- Rhonda 23:43, 5 November 2010 (UTC)

I can work with that. If you can narrow that down a bit, please do. -- Million zillion 06:13, 6 November 2010 (UTC)
Let's see. I should be able to finish up at work by about noon or 1, an hour to get back to my hotel and shower, lunch in there somewhere, and google says it should take me 1:01 via I-95. Since it's not rush hour I may try that highway again. Anyway, that puts the earliest I can reasonably be there at about 3PM, not counting lunch. Maybe plan for 4PM? Official meetup time? -- Rhonda 12:10, 6 November 2010 (UTC)
4pm then. And I-95 should be much easier on the weekend. The turnpike is usually an easier drive - you can connect to it from I-95 in Miami, but having to navigate the Golden Glades interchange might negate that benefit... -- Million zillion 17:34, 6 November 2010 (UTC)

[edit] Expedition

Million zillion and Rhonda separately drove to the front gate of the community in which the hashpoint lay, and each was turned back by the signage, detailed below. They found a nearby open parking lot to regroup together. Along the way, Rhonda encountered a candidate for best street name ever and turned onto it for the sole purpose of getting stuck at the light long enough to get a photo. There is not, to the best of her knowledge, a museum anywhere nearby.

They walked from there back to the front gate, to see just how heavily fortified this place was. Surrounding the manned guard house were a wide variety of signs advertising different aspects of the gate security, from the standard (No Trespassing/No Soliciting) to the paranoid (Photo ID Required For Entry) to the high-tech (All Security Operations... may be Video/Audio Recorded). There was also a pedestrian gate... which was locked.

As if all of that wasn't enough, the exit gate had a small inward-facing sign reminding residents to set their house alarms. This was presumably to inspire confidence in the security that was visible all around them.

Suitably awed by this defensive display, they decided to not attempt further progress (by bypassing the pedestrian gate and walking through the wide-open vehicle exit gate), and instead to just take solace in the last sign in the series (Broken Sound Welcomes You) and return to the parking lot.

They spent a while discussing plans for tomorrow (a hashpoint in an open road in Miami) and then parted ways.

[edit] Photos

[edit] Achievements

Million zillion and Rhonda earned the No trespassing consolation prize
by almost reaching the (26, -80) geohash on 2010-11-06.
2010-11-06 26 -80 mz no trespass.jpg