2012-09-25 42 -90

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Tue 25 Sep 2012 in 42,-90:
42.4957119, -90.7252456

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[edit] Location

Kennedy Mall parking lot; Dubuque, Iowa

[edit] Participants

SwensonJ, wife, and kids

[edit] Plans

No plan: just a last-minute stop. It could hardly have been easier.

[edit] Expedition

My daughter had gymnastics practice tonight, in the building marked with the green arrow. This is about 26 miles (42 km) from my house. The red arrow marks the hashpoint.

2012-09-25 42 -90 Map.png

The hashpoint is in the parking lot of the Kennedy Mall, in the lane that takes you from the gymnastics studio to the bookstore that we frequent. We have been this way a lot; my credit card statement shows that we definitely went to the bookstore on 25 July, which was the day of another gymnastics practice. I'm saying this is enough proof to claim the Déjà vu geohash achievement -- but I am unwilling to post the credit card statement online.

There was nothing to this one. We drove through the hashpoint a few times at speeds up to about 25mph (40 km/hr). I can't quite say that that's the legal limit, because this is one of the many parking lots that doesn't have a posted speed limit. Still, it's as close as I've come to the Speed racer achievement, so we'll make a ribbon for it.

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[edit] Achievements

Landgeohash.png
SwensonJ earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (42, -90) geohash on 2012-09-25.
2012-09-25 42 -90 Grin.jpg
EasyAsPi.PNG
SwensonJ has visited an Easy Geohash
by reaching the (42, -90) geohash on 2012-09-25 without really trying.
2012-09-25 42 -90 Vault.jpg
Dejavu.png
SwensonJ earned the Déjà Vu Geohash Achievement
by reaching the (42, -90) geohash on 2012-09-25, and previously on 2012-07-25.
2012-09-25 42 -90 Vault.jpg
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Is it true that SwensonJ earned the Speed racer achievement?
In principle, yes.
But it was not a road, but a parking lot, with no posted speed limit; also, you can't read the photo (2012-09-25 42 -90).
2012-09-25 42 -90 Fail.jpg