2011-04-11 40 -89
Illinois Central College's North Campus, in Peoria.
Drive there, park, walk to the spot, draw with chalk, take pictures, leave. Easy as pie!
I was so happy to see a geohash near the city that was actually reachable. This was the first expedition I'd been able to make so far this whole year, so it was indeed a delight. It was a place I've never been: Illinois Central College. The college's main campus is in East Peoria, but they have a few satellite campuses (campi?), this being "North Campus" in the city of Peoria. I didn't take the GPS along since it was easily locatable without one. The overhead view maps indicated it was at the end of one of those turn-around drop-off horseshoe dealies, whatever the proper term is. I arrived and parked around the north side of Arbor hall, and took the 45-second walk to the front of the building, to arrive at the hash point. I'd taken a stick of chalk along, purchased for this very purpose, to indicate where the spot was. I put a little "xkcd" bullseye on the spot, but also left a geohashing.org indication on the adjacent sidewalk. If you made it to this page from seeing the message, welcome! I took some pictures and left pretty quick. I had fun!
| Dvdllr earned the Land geohash achievement
| Dvdllr earned the No Batteries Geohash Achievement
| Dvdllr earned the Last man standing achievement