2013-07-06 28 -82

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Sat 6 Jul 2013 in Tampa, Florida:
28.0623966, -82.3639936

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The Plan[edit]

Between I-75 and USF, on a subcommunity road. Plan is to gather our forces, then leave around 10:00 AM. We'd go for the 4:00 meetup, except there have recently been storms starting around 2:00 and lasting for quite a while; worst case scenario, I'd rather not get caught in that.

The Geohashers[edit]

The Adventure[edit]

Pope Flactem I opted out of this one. While not the quickest route, we got on Tampa Road, which turns into Hillsborough, pretty much right up to University of South Florida. Erica realized early that she forgot her good camera and cursed that decision twenty minutes later. Hillsborough is perpendicular to Tampa International Airport, and a few planes were coming in to land. She hadn't known about TIA being that close, but when the more knowledgeable person about the area isn't freaking out about the 747 hovering over the road, there's probably more to the story.

The geohash was anticlimactic. I tried to take the corner at 30 MPH for a Speed Racer, but since there were people around, I decided against it. As it turned out, that was a good idea; the hash was on the sidewalk instead. We got our bearings straight, then said hello to a small child racing through on a Big Wheel, followed by his mother.

The next question: Where to leave the Jack of Spades? I decided there was no better location than USF. We parked a ways away and I took her on a tour, pointing out the buildings I used to live in, the main buildings I studied or at least pretended to in, the lab that almost killed me, the library I was rarely in... fun times. We left it by some pretty crowded bulletin boards and went on our way.