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As I was driving thru my hometown today, I caught myself relooking at benchmarks I have found previously. I seem to do this a lot on many places I know exactly where the mark is at, when I drive by them. It's like I'm vigilantly watching over them for some reason. Does any other of my fellow benchmarkers do the same, or am I just the freak who needs professional counseling? :rolleyes:

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As I was driving thru my hometown today, I caught myself relooking at benchmarks I have found previously. I seem to do this a lot on many places I know exactly where the mark is at, when I drive by them. It's like I'm vigilantly watching over them for some reason. Does any other of my fellow benchmarkers do the same, or am I just the freak who needs professional counseling? :rolleyes:

Surveyors do this all the time!

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I keep and eye on the marks along the railroad tracks. There is a lot of construction going on and I watch to see if any are going to be destroyed. a couple of times I’ve shown surveyors where the marks are.

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TO my wife's dismay, I constantly point out benchmarks I have hunted for as we drive places. I even watched out the window of a recent Fall rail trip to see any of the ones I spent hours looking for. She does the smart thing and just ignores me.

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As I was driving thru my hometown today, I caught myself relooking at benchmarks I have found previously. I seem to do this a lot on many places I know exactly where the mark is at, when I drive by them. It's like I'm vigilantly watching over them for some reason. Does any other of my fellow benchmarkers do the same, or am I just the freak who needs professional counseling? :rolleyes:

No, I don't do that. I don't remember where most of them were. There are a couple I walk by from time to time and can see without actually looking, but the most I'd admit to is "remembering them fondly".

 

It's very similar to geocaches, now that I think about it. Once in a while I'll check on a geocache I found previously because I notice it has a DNF log, and I suppose I might check on a benchmark if I noticed it had a DNF log, but for the most part, I walk past past caches all the time and don't even remember they're there.

 

I don't think that means you need help, though.

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TO my wife's dismay, I constantly point out benchmarks I have hunted for as we drive places. I even watched out the window of a recent Fall rail trip to see any of the ones I spent hours looking for. She does the smart thing and just ignores me.

 

Yes. I will admit to that. "Benchmark." "Geocache." As we drive around. The problem is those intersection stations in New York City from north Hudson County, New Jersey. The Empire State Building. The Chrysler Building. High Bridge Water Tower. Riverside Cathedral and Grants Tomb. Though I will admit that I do it where ever we drive "Nope. Nobody looking for our cache..." Oh, well. Benchmark on that bridge!

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I'll admit - I do that. Even with some of the 'out of the way' ones. (Example - just this previous weekend I went up to Skyline Drive, and had to stop to find the one I had JUST found this past summer. Just to see how my memory was doing. Was able to find it without a datasheet.)

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As I was driving thru my hometown today, I caught myself relooking at benchmarks I have found previously. I seem to do this a lot on many places I know exactly where the mark is at, when I drive by them. It's like I'm vigilantly watching over them for some reason. Does any other of my fellow benchmarkers do the same, or am I just the freak who needs professional counseling? :rolleyes:

 

It is a sickness that has no remedy! Our wives just learn to deal with it.

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My wife says "you remember where every benchmark you ever found is but.........can't remember what I said an hour ago!"

I'm very guilty.......on both counts

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I don't necessarily find the mark again, but I will remember that there is a benchmark on a particular bridge, school, PO, etc. Some of the more difficult finds, or ones for which I was the first-to-find, are particularly memorable.

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