2012-11-24 42 -89

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Sat 24 Nov 2012 in 42,-89:
42.8821370, -89.5743111

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[edit] Location

Maybe 100m south of the road in a field NW of Belleville, WI.

[edit] Participants

SwensonJ and his parents, wife, and kids

[edit] Plans

I hope to visit this hash after a quick trip to the New Glarus Brewery.

Not sure how long that visit will take, so I'm not sure if we'll make it for 4pm or not....

[edit] Expedition

It was a bit cold today, but not windy or snowy, so good conditions for an XKCD meetup. I (SwensonJ) hit the road with my parents, wife, and kids. This was the first exposure to geohashing for Mom and Dad; I haven't asked if this is the start of a new hobby for them.

The hashpoint is not terribly far from the New Glarus Brewery, so we started by driving there for a tour. It was OK, but the plant doesn't operate on Saturdays, so the spectacle was kind of limited. We also hit the Duluth Trading Company outlet store in Belleville, WI, for a bit of bargain hunting.

From the store's parking lot, it was about a 10-minute drive to the hashpoint. On the way, we passed four sandhill cranes. We also saw quite a few Canada geese, and one field full of wild turkeys. We parked by an old schoolhouse, about 5 minutes after 4:00 p.m. It would have been a 100-yard walk downhill, but we had to park up the road a bit to get past the end of a barbed-wire fence. Still, it was quite a simple trip -- the rows of corn stubble even made it easier to keep going more or less due east to the hash point. We took the Stupid Grin photos, in every one of which my son stuck out his tongue without being noticed.

We hit the road by about 4:30, and headed north to the Duluth Trading Company store and the Grumpy Troll brewery in Mount Horeb, WI, so we finished the outing the same way we started it.

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[edit] Achievements

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SwensonJ earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (42, -89) geohash on 2012-11-24.
2012-11-24 42 -89 Proof.jpg
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SwensonJ earned the Drag-along achievement
by dragging mom, dad, wife, and kids to the (42, -89) geohash on 2012-11-24.
2012-11-24 42 -89 Family.jpg
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SwensonJ earned the Regional geohashing achievement
by reaching a hash point in all 2 graticules belonging to Dane County, Wisconsin, U.S.A..