Champaign's May 31 geohashing coordinates fell
The drive was sublime. The sky was clear, and the fields were just beginning to turn green. I had the windows and sunroof open the entire time.
Near Gibson City I saw dozens of wind turbines spinning on the horizon. I turned and drove to get a closer look. They were further away than I had expected; I drove at least five miles before meeting the first.
As I got closer, more and more turbines appeared over the treetops.
I had no idea that such a large wind farm existed so close to Champaign. According to
After driving among the windmills like an ant among giant flowers, I resumed the trip north to the geohashing coordinates. The precise point fell in a cornfield near
I was not surprised that no other XKCD readers were there since I arrived about 30 minutes late and the coordinates were so far away from everything. I did not hike into the field this time.
A pickup truck passed as I was getting back into my car. The driver rolled down his window and asked if anything was wrong. I thought about how I could explain geohashing but instead told him I just stopped to take some pictures.
From there, I slowly made it back to the main roads and arrived in Chicago in time for the concert.