2018-06-23 42 -78
Tops Parking lot, off Harlem Rd.
Well, got lazy and finally creating this expedition page MONTHS after the actual event, so I don't quite remember all the details. It was a Friday, and wasn't really allowed to work from home much. I definitely went home after work, but the hash would be sort of on the way home from the office. It's possible I was ambitious and was thinking of riding my bike there after I got home. I do remember also trying to get a Tron out of this which may have been why I drove instead.
In the planning stages, I also saw the hash was in a parking lot close to an 'island' so it would be easy to reference the parking lot aisles and the islands and drive through the hash 'No Batteries'.
I did grab my GPS just in case I couldn't locate the hash accurately and I was on my way.
Here's where things get interesting, but I can't remember exactly what happened. The route I have written down IS a Tron route, but I distinctly recall driving and then suddenly realizing I just screwed up my path for the way home (or thought I did). I just can't pin down if I changed my route slightly on the fly going there or if I just THOUGHT (while I was driving) that I wrote down the directions wrong. I'm thinking instead of continuing on Abbot as the directions say, I took Milestrip (Rt 179) to Rt 219 North at that exit and in doing so went UNDER the 219 first. That would mean if I came back on Milestrip, I would cross my path getting back on the 219 South. Regardless, I made it to the Tops plaza and was very careful going in not to miss my turn.
I counted off the aisles found the one I was looking for, and saw the parking lot island by the hash. I then slowly drove through the seagulls hanging out in the hash area and took some pictures as I drove up, and by the hash. I then took a few extra looking back at the building for additional reference points. Success had, I now had to make it home without crossing my path. I basically just took Union and Rt. 277 all the way past Orchard Park to insure I'd miss my earlier path and got back to Hamburg on the back routes.
I know completed a Tron route, but writing this up months later, I no longer remember the exact route I took. I'm hoping my length of time here and previous write-ups have earned me some honor and you will take me at my word that it was truly a Tron as I claim that ribbon.
| This user earned the Land geohash achievement
| Pedalpusher earned the Tron achievement
| Pedalpusher earned the No Batteries Geohash Achievement