2012-01-28 42 -87

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Sat 28 Jan 2012 in 42,-87:
42.5144893, -87.9874734

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[edit] Location

A field north of the Illinois/Wisconsin border, west of I-94.

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[edit] Expedition

Friday morning when I looked at the geohash for Saturday, I noticed that the target in the Kenosha, Wisconsin gradicule was near the Illinois/Wisconsin border so I "talked" to RocketMac about a the possibility of a meetup. He said, "If you were only looking for the meetup, please don't count on me, but I will REALLY try."

I discussed it with The Wife and we decided to go for it. As she put it, "Our choices are an empty field in Illinois or an empty field in Wisconsin."

We drove over an hour to the site only to discover we were blocked by a "No Trespassing" sign. The closest I was able to get was about 850 feet. We waited around a bit in the hope meeting RocketMac (or any other geohasher), but that goal remained unfulfilled also. Perhaps we'll have better luck next time.

RocketMac's Failed Attempt: I was very much looking forward to attending a Saturday Meetup (with actual other people) and meet Evil Uncle Nomo and The Wife. I even hoped to drag along a co-worker, Jon, who accompanied me to a failed attempt. Sadly, I had Toastmasters officer training in the morning and then my wife and I had company coming over that night, so I spent the meetup time cleaning. *sigh*

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Notrespassing.gif
EvilUncleNomo and The Wife earned the No trespassing consolation prize
by almost reaching the (42, -87) geohash on 2012-01-28.
2012-01-28 42 -87 15-58-19-071.jpg