2012-08-18 47 -122

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Sat 18 Aug 2012 in Seattle:
47.5667700, -122.1539128

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[edit] Location

On or about the back deck of 4467 141st Ave SE in Bellevue, or Factoria, or the Newport Hills.

[edit] Participants

[edit] Plans

The map points to what appears to be a back porch but the actual coordinates once we arrive could very well end up further into the back yard or even inside the house itself. I have to recommend that we tread carefully when attempting the necessary diplomacy required to hit the spot. Dressing to moderately impress and being dutifully respectful will go a long way.

If anyone's interested, there's an Applebee's (less expensive), The Keg (more expensive) or The Sidelines (sports bar) a little ways from the mark over in Factoria if anyone wants to grab dinner and/or a drink afterward!

In line with the suggestion, this would be a great way to nab the Formal attire achievement!!

[edit] Approach (Thomcat)

Got on the freeway, ran into traffic. Didn't factor in the end of a local sports game, which clogged all the freeway. My messages (and locations) to that effect - an enterprising soul would be able to calculate the depressingly low rate of speed I had between those messages :(

  • I didn't factor in the Sounders soccer game exit - will I make it before 5? Hope the others wait a bit... -- Thomcat @47.5986,-122.3218 16:32, 18 August 2012 (PDT)

Pulled up at 4:58pm to see four Dapper Dan's standing around, at least one of whom I recognized. Parked, shook their hands, Saturday 4pm meetup achieved - now can we get to the actual geohash point?

[edit] Expedition

Success! AeroIllini, Thomcat, P4r4digm, and dragalongs Todd and Alex successfully completed a Saturday meetup at the coordinates. After meeting the occupants of the house and explaining what we were doing, they agreed to take a picture of their back deck for us, which was very close to the point. P4r4digm and Todd were both dressed formally, and thus achieve the Formal attire achievement!

[edit] Photos

[edit] Reflections

Under the circumstances (five large men at the door, albeit nicely dressed), I completely understand why the occupant didn't want us to tromp through the house to the deck. She first offered for one to do so, and I thought once the gentleman of the house talked with us about our employment that we might succeed with that offer - alas. The photo taken was nice and they do have a really nice view. And yes, I believe that does qualify for puppet master. --Thomcat 01:45, 19 August 2012 (EDT)

[edit] Achievements

Meetup.PNG
p4r4digm and Thomcat earned the Meet-up achievement
by meeting AeroIllini at the (47, -122) geohash on 2012-08-18.
Meetup.PNG
AeroIllini earned the Meet-up achievement
by meeting p4r4digm and Thomcat at the (47, -122) geohash on 2012-08-18.
Drag-along.png
p4r4digm earned the Drag-along achievement
by dragging 2 friends to the (47, -122) geohash on 2012-08-18.
Formal attire.PNG
p4r4digm earned the Formal attire achievement
by looking good at the (47, -122) geohash on 2012-08-18.
Puppetmaster2.png
p4r4digm, Thomcat, and AeroIllini earned the Puppet Master Geohash achievement
by manipulating the kind retired couple to reach the (47, -122) geohash on 2012-08-18.