2012-06-16 33 -117

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Sat 16 Jun 2012 in 33,-117:
33.1083576, -117.2657730

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[edit] Location

In a ditch about 150ft up a hill from the end of Marcasite Place, Carlsbad, CA.

[edit] Participants

  • RedHatter
  • Carissa Johnson
  • Catherine Johnson
  • Clare Johnson

[edit] Plans

  • Anybody going to make this one today? It is actually doable. -- Mathgeek 11:25, 16 June 2012 (PDT)

[edit] Expedition

We were planing to start at around 7:00 pm but got delayed by some last minute shopping, and ended up not starting till 9:00. It was only a 20 minute drive to the dead end of Marcasite Place. We parked, and the others waited in the car as I scouted out the exact location. It ended up being in a concrete rain gutter at the top of a reasonably steep hill with slippery footing. There was a barbwire fence a little behind.

As the others in the car saw me running back down, one observed, "He's running, he must have found the spot".

Which was promptly replied with "Unless he's being chased!"

It wasn't difficult for most of us to reach, but my sister has Cerebral Palsy, so it was a tad of a feat to get her up. We set up the picnic blanket and Twister mat, then realized we had left the camera and GPS in the Car. I went back down to get them. We had a lovely pizza picnic, then proceeded to play Twister. Only we kept getting left, hand this left hand that; our spinner was broken. After quite a bit of tweaking, we got the spinner working and continued to play.

Now it was time for juggling! I got positioned and threw the ball, but as I tried to catch it, it jumped out of my hand and started to roll down the hill. My sister caught it and I tried again. After about 4 attempts, I came to the conclusion that I can't juggle without level ground, so I broke out the cards, something I knew I could do. We took a pic of the GPS, and headed down with only a minor slip.

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[edit] Achievements

Landgeohash.png
Christian Johnson earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (33, -117) geohash on 2012-06-16.
2012-06-16 33 -117 gps.jpg
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Christian Johnson earned the Picnic achievement
by reaching the (33, -117) geohash on 2012-06-16.
2012-06-16 33 -117 picnic.jpg
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Christian Johnson earned the Twister Geohash Achievement
by playing Twister at the (33, -117) geohash on 2012-06-16.
2012-06-16 33 -117 twister.jpg
Circusgeohash.GIF
Christian Johnson earned the Circus Geohash Achievement
by Magic at the (33, -117) geohash on 2012-06-16.
2012-06-16 33 -117 magic2.jpg
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Christian Johnson earned the Drag-along achievement
by dragging family to the (33, -117) geohash on 2012-06-16.
2012-06-16 33 -117 mom.jpg