2011-06-14 34 -84
In Kennesaw, walking distance from my office.
I checked the geohash spot this morning and was amazed to see how close it was to my current location. In 3 years, this is the first time that I have had a Geohash so close. So close that I could actually walk to. Well, in all actuality, I had to walk or ride a bicycle because I did ride my bike to work this morning . I could have ridden my bicycle, but why when I could go for my very first walk geohash.
I set up my eTrex and walked outside of my building. I looked at the eTrex and the Geohash spot was 0.47 miles away. Google maps said that it would take 12 minutes to walk. I set off and it was an easy walk. I had to stop once to wait for a crosswalk light to cross a major road.
I found the house easily and walked up and knocked on the door to ask permission to access the property. I waited about 2 minutes and knocked again. After about another 2 minutes I started to walk off thinking that nobody was home. 10 steps away from the door, it opens and a woman in a wheelchair sticks her head out. I start walking back to the door and say "Hi, my name is Nathan how are you today?" She immediately slams the door and says from inside the house that she isn't buying anything.
I knock on the door again and say that "I'm not selling anything, I'm from the internet". That is all I could think of on short notice. I thought about giving her the short version of Geohashing but without her seeing the printed out Google map that I use to point to, I figured that it wouldn't work.
I then knock on the door again and say "I would like to take a picture of myself standing on your property." I wait a minute or two with no response. I knock again and say the same thing. I then get a response "Whatever". I knock again and start to say once more. After the first word or two I get a louder "Whatever"
I decide not to bother her any further and walk over to the hash spot and take a few pictures. As I walk around the side of the house there is a rather large dog chained up in the back yard. I look at the eTrex and I am within the 10 meter requirement. I take a few pictures then walk back to the door. I don't knock but shout a very loud "Thank You!"
I then walk the same path back to work that I took to get to the geohash spot.
| NWoodruff earned the cubicle geohash honorable mention
| NWoodruff earned the Walk geohash Achievement
| NWoodruff earned the Last man standing achievement