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This Saturday, Feb 16, 2013 Chicago geohash was successfully reached by two geohashers without incident.
On the Road Verge at the intersection of W Foster Ave and N Oleander Ave at the southern end of the Oriole Park neighborhood of northern Chicago.
zhukant and lrbrink90 are planned to drive there from Hyde Park to attend the official 4 PM Saturday meetup.
This is our first successful hash ever, for both of us!
We set out at around 3:10 after grabbing a couple of Subway sandwiches to eat at the hash while waiting for anybody else to show up. The traffic near downtown Chicago and all along I-90 was pretty awful, so even with 20 minutes to spare as per the GPS map app, we still got there about 5 minutes late. It was extremely chilly, so we quickly took the several photos of the hash (we decided to have a trademark rainbow umbrella as our hashing shtick) and hopped back into the car to eat our sandwiches and wait for any other people to show up. After finishing the sandwiches at around 4:30, we hopped out again to stand on the hash and appreciate the cosmic significance of finding this random dot inside a giant square, and how it is the only dot in that square that is so special.
We then drove to Oriole Park to see the namesake of the Oriole Park neighborhood of Chicago, but unfortunately it failed to impress. Ironically, right after that we ran across a fairly impressive-looking library for such a nondescript suburb of Chicago. We ducked inside and found this brilliant aquarium, so we just had to take a picture.
After this, we went to a local coffee shop which I recommend - Regulus Coffee House. Then we actually decided to attempt a GeoCache while we were there but we weren't that successful; it was getting dark and miserably cold (about 17 F by this point), so we headed home.