2017-04-18 41 -88
A facilities parking lot near the athletics building of College of DuPage.
This morning I got an email that the hashpoint in my home graticule (42,-88) was less than ten miles from my house. I was about to delete it when I realized that I wasn't far from my childhood home which is almost exactly 1 degree South of my current home, so I checked the map. Holy smokes! It's less than a mile from where I'm sitting with my client!
I attended CoD on and off through the 90s, most of it from 90-92. Most of that time was spent in the Arts Center Lounge with a group of people that quickly became my friends. I was already on campus for work to train some of the staff on their new software. What an amazing coincidence that The Algorithm would put me here today!
Now I just have to hope I get done with my client while it's still light out!
After lunch (at the nearest Portillo's one of my client asked if we could be done by 2:30p... HECK YEAH! So we wrapped up with plenty of daylight and time to kill. I had already reached out to my former "Lounge Lizards" (what we called ourselves back in the day) that I would be in town and we should do dinner. So I had over three hours to kill after my client but before everyone gathered here in The Lounge for dinner.
Gorgeous weather was all around, so I set my GPS and walked to the spot. I hadn't been sure from the map, but the closer I got the more I realized just exactly how close this hashpoint was to The Lounge where I wasted so many hours I should have been in class.
I got down to the actual hashpoint, which was an electrical box next to the parking for the facilities staff, and snapped my obligatory pictures. I hiked back up the hill to take a picture of the nearby college map and noticed someone had come out a door near the hashpoint and was eyeing me. I must have been on camera somewhere. Oh well.
Took a few more pictures, and with time to spare, wandered my old stomping grounds taking in what was new and what was exactly the same.
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