2012-10-06 42 -90

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Sat 6 Oct 2012 in 42,-90:
42.8559654, -90.7559718

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[edit] Location

The edge of a field, off County Highway A, west of Lancaster, Wisconsin

[edit] Participants

SwensonJ and son

[edit] Plans

SwensonJ will pass through sometime, on the way to a Saturday XKCD meetup attempt in Cedar Rapids North.

[edit] Expedition

We (SwensonJ and son) left Platteville, Wisconsin, a little after 1 p.m., and started east towards Lancaster. It was a pleasant day for driving, with good fall colors. In downtown Lancaster, we had to detour around a parade route. It's the Harvest Festival today! We stopped to watch for a while; the son loaded up on free candy. We were pleasantly surprised to see the Dodgeville High School marching band come past -- their director is a friend of ours.

We only watched the parade for a few minutes, then got back on the road. My son was very impressed with a giant cement block on which someone had painted a green smiley face. It was at the point where we turned onto County Highway A; a short time later we were stopped on the side of the road.

A friendly man was out in the yard, playing ball with his dog. He told us that the hashpoint was in his neighbor's field, and that the neighbor wouldn't mind if we walked across the alfalfa for a bit. I also got to overhear his radio, and learned that the UW-Platteville football team had a big lead over UW-La Crosse: good news. The hash was easy to locate, on the border between alfalfa and corn stubble. We took each other's picture, then raced back to the car to head for the second part of our multihash.

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[edit] Achievements

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SwensonJ earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (42, -90) geohash on 2012-10-06.
2012-10-06 42 -90 Proof.jpg
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SwensonJ earned the Hashdogball Achievement
by throwing a ball for a friendly dog on the way to (42, -90) geohash on 2012-10-06.
2012-10-06 42 -90 Dog.jpg
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SwensonJ earned the Multihash Achievement
by reaching the (42, -90) and (42, -91) geohashes on 2012-10-06.
2012-10-06 42 -91 Together.jpg