2012-04-14 42 -71

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Sat 14 Apr 2012 in 42,-71:
42.5156201, -71.7562399

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[edit] Location

Leominster, MA, behind a house on Central Street

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[edit] Plans

Didn't really have a plan to be here today... I've been stalking easy locations in the Providence graticule, but haven't found one that works on a day when I'm free. Was planning for a non-geohash outing with WifeyGirl, when it turned into a geohash outing.

[edit] Expedition

We left the house, with our lawn chairs and a plan to head down to Galilee, RI to find a sunny spot to hang out... Me to go exploring, and WifeyGirl to read on her kindle. Stop #1 was the Newport Creamery restaurant in Cranston, RI. Over lunch, wifey saw me looking at he location of today's Providence hashpoint, and I told her it was too long a walk in the woods without a trail for me to drag her along.

Smartly, she asked if there were other points around, and I realized the Boston hash was easy... Looked to be behind a house in a reasonable area, and about 55 miles from our location. The plan was formed, and I checked google maps for a nearby park, so kindle-reading could commence afterwards. Our waitress was slooooow, and as we were leaving, I thought we'd be about 10 minutes late for the 4pm meetup.

The drive was uneventful; I don't like driving through Worcester, though it really has gotten easier than it used to be. We arrived at 4:06, which was close enough to 4pm. Nobody else present.

The hash was just at the edge of some brush behind a house, next to an Auto Zone store. The house was just kept well enough that it looked occupied, but there were no cars to make me think anyone was home. I was just taking my picture when a disembodied voice from the house asked me what I was doing... I couldn't see the guy very well, but I replied that I was on an Internet scavenger hunt, and just needed to take a picture. That turned out o be a good enough response, and the pic came out with the right location stamp - success!

I forgot to get a picture from a distance - there was a good perspective from the AutoZone parking lot (where WifeyGirl was still located). I may go back for it.

We've made our way to Barrett Park, and are enjoying the sun as I type this... Life is good.

I don't think I can claim the Ambassador achievement, but I'm definitely calling the Dragalong.

Sounds like they got there!

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[edit] Achievements

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ChrisG earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (42, -71) geohash on 2012-04-14.
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ChrisG earned the Drag-along achievement
by dragging WifeyGirl to the (42, -71) geohash on 2012-04-14.