2012-03-03 42 -71
Just off a driveway in Worcester, MA.
Plan: Drive in a Mini, rack up as many achievements as possible. Play Go.
We left from phyzome's place in Somerville about 2pm. Having forgotten to print out the Active Geohasher "All-The-Infos" PDF, we stopped at his office to print it out, then got on the road. Roughly 50 minutes and lots of conversation later, we were at Timber, LN, in Holden, MA, Worcester County. After some finagling with a couple of GPSs, we were able to determine that the geohash was behind a tree, just inside of someone's property line. Dog barking, we knocked on the door, with no response. A couple of neighbors were mildly weirded out, but seemed to think we were mostly harmless, so we made a snowman, including a carrot-nose supplied by phyzome and quarters for eyes (some kid or crow is going to be very happy.)
We met up with another XKCD reader (we'll call him Paul, since we forgot his name) who was on his first Geohash, shook hands, waited around until a few minutes after 4, then headed out. Evn wanted to complete the Squishy achievement, so we headed to Dunkin' Donuts nearby. A 4 point GeoSquishy later (it took them two attempts, and the Coolatta still barely qualified as a slushy) and we were back on the road. Another 50 minutes and phyzome was home. Round about 15 more and so was Evn.
Good times for Evn's geohashing adventure, and we were able to complete a few achievements, including photographic evidence!
| Evn and Phyzome earned the Land geohash achievement
| Evn and Phyzome earned the Snowman Geohash Achievement
| Evn earned the Circus Geohash Achievement
| Evn and Phyzome earned the Meet-up achievement
| Is it true that Evn and Phyzome earned the Earliest geohasher?
| Is it true that Evn and Phyzome earned the Ambassador Achievement?
| Is it true that Phyzome earned the Drag-along Achievement?
| Is it true that Evn earned the GeoSquishy FirstSip Achievement?
Hash in another place named "Worcester" or "Wooster" (e.g. in Ohio) or even "Worchestershire".
| Phyzome and Evn issued a challenge for the A Tale of Two Hashes achievement