2011-11-29 43 -88

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Tue 29 Nov 2011 in 43,-88:
43.0501552, -88.0067851

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[edit] Location

The intersection of Hardwood and Wauwatosa in Wauwatosa, WI

[edit] Participants

  • RocketMac - Just before flying out to Houston for the week

[edit] Plans

I was scheduled to catch a 1:00pm plane, but was considering stopping at Alterra for coffee when I checked the day's coordinates...

[edit] Expedition

Okay, the day's coordinates are just down the street from my favorite coffeehouse and right on the corner of an intersection. I haven't been to a geohash all month. This had to change!

Originally, a coworker was going to pick me up at 11:00 to get me to the airport. I had been debating going out of my way for coffee at 9:30 when I saw the day's coordinates on a map.

Thinking quickly, I jumped in the car and was off for coffee after all. Halfway there, I decided to call my coworker and push back the pickup to 11:30. This gave me time. Sadly, the line at coffee was long, but I still made it to the hashpoint with time to take some pictures. I used to live nearby and would visit the Starbucks or Baskin Robins in the adjacent strip mall semi-regularly.

Sadly, I now needed to hurry home, so I couldn't earn the Pub Geohash or GeoSquishy achievements that were right there asking for it.

Walking back to my car, I passed an electrical box with a bunch of stickers on it, including the "creepy girl" picture that is the clue for a fun geocache so I snapped a picture. The cache owner of that one likes to know when more of that sticker are found so he can add them to the cache.

I was going for the No Batteries Geohash so I wanted to leave my GPS in my pocket, but I wanted to have the GPX file for proof. I intended to start my GPS tracking when I left the house, but I forgot. Then I was going to start it when I left the coffeehouse, but I forgot. Finally, I started it when I got out of my car... and forgot to turn it off before flying to Houston, TX!

[edit] Tracklog

I'll have to see if my GPS still has that log file.

[edit] Photos

[edit] Achievements

RocketMac earned the No Batteries Geohash Achievement
by reaching the (43, -88) geohash on 2011-11-29.
RocketMac earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (43, -88) geohash on 2011-11-29.
RocketMac has visited an Easy Geohash
by reaching the (43, -88) geohash on 2011-11-29 without really trying.