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Old 11-18-2013, 08:52 AM   #15
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St Louis, MO - missed our interstate exit to head west & bypass the city. At evening rush hour, found ourselves headed toward the arch pulling our trailer. Made a turn which brought us into, shall we say, a less than desirable neighborhood. With no desire to slow down (very nervous about stopping at traffic lights) our GPS finally got us back where we needed to be 30 minutes later. That was a definite adult beverage evening.
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Old 11-18-2013, 09:03 AM   #16
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Going to a campground just northwest of Chicago. (Wife's family reunion). DW has the map and is navigating, (except she's looking at her laptop), At seventy MPH, nearly 60 feet long, in heavy traffic, she says, "Oh, that was our turn." I reply, "That WAS our turn?"

Had to go into the toll road areas before I could turn around. Then had to navigate city streets to get back to where we wanted to go. (Fox River CG).

Got home and ordered our first Garmin. Thirteen years ago. She says I got the Garmin just so she couldn't navigate anymore. I say Yes, but you can still look at the map if you want to. I'm just going with the Garmin.
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Old 11-18-2013, 09:46 AM   #17
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I read and see so many lost people relying "only" on their GPS... Guess I'm old,,, I'll stick with a map,,,,, be it online or paper....
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I read and see so many lost people relying "only" on their GPS... Guess I'm old,,, I'll stick with a map,,,,, be it online or paper....
X2 I don't own a gps and I enjoy plotting on maps. I do use Google maps and street view for Murphy fuel stops.
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I read the first post in this thread and thought it was going to be one of those stories about the farmer's daughter and you'll be staying the night-glad it was just a wayward traveller-lol
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Not that it is funny but those 4 words "That was our turn" as in past tense is an Oh S*** moment for sure.

GPS units are good to tell your remaining miles to travel.
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They are also good to teach us a lesson that we should have been better prepared way back at the start of a trip. We've had some close calls by nearly following GPS to wayward areas. They are worse here in Canada as they are so slow to update and not nearly as thorough as south of the 49th.
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