2012-05-09 42 -87

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Wed 9 May 2012 in 42,-87:
42.9115242, -87.8602291

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[edit] Location

The corner of 10th and Monroe in South Milwaukee, WI.

[edit] Participants

[edit] Plans

After work, I need to run home to attend to the dogs, but I'll make a run hopefully before dark.

[edit] Expedition

After I made it home, I tended to the needs of the dogs while The Wyf was wrapping up downtown. When she called to let me know she was on the way, we discussed dinner options. I mentioned my desire to reach the hashpoint for the day and she suggested I look up restaurants near the hashpoint. I love my wife!

When she got here, we got ready and started out. I set my GPS running and off we went.

It was early dusk when we made the hashpoint. The surrounding area was almost exactly as the Google Maps Street View had suggested. Now, however, I could make out the details better. The main business, for example, was a laundromat with actual working payphone nearby. Across the street was an American Legion Post with a really nice mural on its wall. Next door to the laundromat was an odd shop with a window full of duck figurines.

When I first scoped out the spot, I saw there was a geocache only 250 feet from the hashpoint. Three things prevented me from heading off to find it. a) I was already hungry and didn't want to take the time; b) The Wyf was going along with the geohash, I didn't want to push my luck and; c) I was up to geocache find #665 and I was reserving #666 for a particularly nasty cache I had attempted before. Plus I already had a couple of Hash Collision awards and didn't need this one.

While I was taking photos, The Wyf found some other dining options nearby. We opted for Johnny Mo's for burgers, beer and they had tater tots on the menu! The place was nice enough. It's clearly a neighborhood bar, but the menu had some nice options, they had Strongbow (my favorite) on tap, and did I mention the tater tots?!

I took a picture of a sign that read "Rocket Country" and, not knowing the background, just thought it was a nice coincidence with my callsign, RocketMac. Turns out that the local high school team is the "South Milwaukee Rockets" so that made sense. Still a nice touch, though.

Now I could have gone into the American Legion for a drink or to a nearby bar to claim the Pub Geohash award, but in the spirit of the expedition, I'm attaching the award to this trip since we did enjoy a pint as part of the expedition itself. This is the third "random dinner generator" expedition The Wyf has joined me on, and if I could have been on top of the hashpoint building, the pub would have been in line of sight.

[edit] Tracklog

The tracklog can be seen in GPX and KMZ formats.

[edit] Photos

[edit] Achievements

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RocketMac earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (42, -87) geohash on 2012-05-09.
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RocketMac earned the Drag-along achievement
by dragging MusicGirl (aka The Wyf) to the (42, -87) geohash on 2012-05-09.
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RocketMac earned the Pub Geohash Achievement
by visiting a pub visible from the (42, -87) geohash on 2012-05-09.