StreetPass 3: Smithsonian Edition

Last month, on our way to visit our mom in Kansas for Christmas, my brother and I spent a few days visiting Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia, and Gettysburg. Having not had a StreetPass encounter since the ones with the Whiskey Media staff in June of 2011, I was eager for more. Luckily for me, at least three other people had the same idea on December 17th at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History. My Mii got to meet Max from Virginia, sarah from Virginia (I'm thinking they're from the same family since both of their Most Recent Software titles were nintendogs + cats), and nick from Coahuila de Zaragoza, Mexico. Max and sarah helped me finish my Pikmin and Metroid: Other M puzzles, respectively. I took more steps that day than ever before with a total of 7,545.





The Miis I met, along with some of the new features Nintendo added recently.


The next morning, on the 18th, I was excited for more SteetPass opportunities. If I got three in just one museum, how many would I get today? Though I crushed my previous record of 7,545 steps with a new, and current, record of 17,396, I got nothing. At first I was sad, but then annoyed because I realized the wireless functionality of my 3DS has been turned off somehow. I wondered how many encounters I missed as I turned StreetPass back on.



Ahhhhh, my legs!


I encountered another person, Aggan, on the 22nd while in Kansas, but only via Super Street Fighter IV. Much like my fights with Jeff and Matt, I got my ass kicked.




Fast-forward almost two weeks later and we pass by someone on a road near our home, will rhein from North Carolina, who happened to have their 3DS on as well. On the 13th, at the Genghis Khan exhibit in Raleigh, North Carolina, I encountered Fupo, also from North Carolina. Supposedly it was their birthday!





I think that price drop is working!
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Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff
Last month, on our way to visit our mom in Kansas for Christmas, my brother and I spent a few days visiting Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia, and Gettysburg. Having not had a StreetPass encounter since the ones with the Whiskey Media staff in June of 2011, I was eager for more. Luckily for me, at least three other people had the same idea on December 17th at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History. My Mii got to meet Max from Virginia, sarah from Virginia (I'm thinking they're from the same family since both of their Most Recent Software titles were nintendogs + cats), and nick from Coahuila de Zaragoza, Mexico. Max and sarah helped me finish my Pikmin and Metroid: Other M puzzles, respectively. I took more steps that day than ever before with a total of 7,545.





The Miis I met, along with some of the new features Nintendo added recently.


The next morning, on the 18th, I was excited for more SteetPass opportunities. If I got three in just one museum, how many would I get today? Though I crushed my previous record of 7,545 steps with a new, and current, record of 17,396, I got nothing. At first I was sad, but then annoyed because I realized the wireless functionality of my 3DS has been turned off somehow. I wondered how many encounters I missed as I turned StreetPass back on.



Ahhhhh, my legs!


I encountered another person, Aggan, on the 22nd while in Kansas, but only via Super Street Fighter IV. Much like my fights with Jeff and Matt, I got my ass kicked.




Fast-forward almost two weeks later and we pass by someone on a road near our home, will rhein from North Carolina, who happened to have their 3DS on as well. On the 13th, at the Genghis Khan exhibit in Raleigh, North Carolina, I encountered Fupo, also from North Carolina. Supposedly it was their birthday!





I think that price drop is working!
Posted by Little_Socrates

Your blogs are starting to make me love StreetPass and want a 3DS for that alone.

Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff

@Little_Socrates: It's always really cool when it happens! I need to go to a convention where I can gets tons, though.

Posted by MideonNViscera

I've yet to get a random, but my girlfriend's daughter got one in the car last summer. We don't live in a densely populated area, so if I want one I probably have to go play Street Pass Pedo and hang out at elementary schools haha I always take it to EB Games when I go but nothing ever happens there either.

Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff

@MideonNViscera: I purposely walked by a GameStop once just to see if anything would happen; I checked my 3DS a few minutes later and had one encounter waiting. Either one of the employees had theirs or it was a kiosk, based on the total number of encounters it said they had. I'm sure you'll get lucky one day!

Posted by Hailinel

I got four StreertPass hits last week at the mall, and only one of them as I far as I could tell was the result of walking into the Gamestop.

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