2012-05-10 43 -87

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Thu 10 May 2012 in 43,-87:
43.0602154, -87.8839399

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[edit] Location

The corner of North and Prospect in Milwaukee, WI.

[edit] Participants

[edit] Plans

The Wyf has an event for work downtown tonight, so she'll be in the area. This hashpoint is only a couple of miles from The Safe House so I'll try to find this hashpoint and meet her for drinks after.

[edit] Expedition

The Wyf and I met at home for dinner, chores, and dog duty before she went to her event. I tried mowing the front lawn, but the mower is electric (battery) and the grass is high, so I didnt finish before running out of juice. That must mean it's time to go geohashing!

Despite getting my GPS all set and ready, I forgot to start the tracklog until I was most of the way there. No worries. I do have the tracklog showing reaching the spot.

As I reached the area of the hashpoint, I had a series of small flashbacks. I'm not in this area often, but I have some fond memories of visits to this area even before I lived in the state.

Finding a parking spot in this area on a Thursday night wasn't as easy as I would have liked, but it could have been much worse. It was a gorgeous night. I snapped a couple of pictures of the area and it was time to move on. There were at least three pubs in view of the hashpoint, but I had already made plans to meet my wife at the Safe House for drinks, so I chose to pass on the ones here.

When I got to the Safe House I still had time to spare, so I made a long overdue stop at the Bronze Fonz. Between the Safe House and Geocaching I am a fan of Cold War spy stuff. I'm also a tech geek, so I appreciate the Dead Drops project and they have a drop in the rail behind the Fonz, so I wanted to check it out. Sadly, it's destroyed, so I'm going to report it to the site and see if anyone needs help maintaining it.

There was a time when The Wyf and I were weekly regulars at the Safe House. For financial reasons, we cut back on our eating out including our weekly visits. It's still nice to know that every face in that place is a familar one. Before The Wyf arrived, I'd already caught up with most of those on duty. I do miss that place. Our usual booth was available so I took a seat and ordered our usual drinks. Thanks to my iPad and Wiki Edit, I started documenting my expedition.

Nice trip.

[edit] Tracklog

My tracklog for this trip is available in GPX and KMZ formats.

[edit] Photos

[edit] Achievements

Landgeohash.png
RocketMac earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (43, -87) geohash on 2012-05-10.
EasyAsPi.PNG
RocketMac has visited an Easy Geohash
by reaching the (43, -87) geohash on 2012-05-10 without really trying.
Pubgeohash.jpg
RocketMac earned the Pub Geohash Achievement
by visiting a pub visible from the (43, -87) geohash on 2012-05-10.