First, my GPS wanted me to turn left when I could only go right. I basically drove in a circle until she (yes, my GPS is a girl...her name is Gabby...and she's English) "recalculated" my route. Once I was finally directed onto the proper route and not one trying to get me killed by oncoming traffic, I was off and still going to make it on time!
The place where I was going was really in the middle of nowhere. It was dark, foggy, and the street was not well lit. Needless to say, even with the GPS I drove right passed the house. I wasn't sure where exactly it was at, but I knew I had gone too far.
I needed to turn around. This was a little tricky (remember...dark and foggy) because it was a small road and by the time I could see a driveway to turn around in, I had already passed it. Then I came to another street and decided to turn on it and find a place to turn all the way around at.
Nothing. That's what I found. A whole lot of nothing. I saw a sign letting me know that a deer could leap out into the middle of the road at any minute and it probably wouldn't be in my best interest to hit it. Therefore, I went slow...and kept my peepers open for deer.
I finally found a place to turn around and I started to pull over, but a car was behind me and the road was too small to be able to pull all the way over to let them go by and also turn around. So, I did what anyone would do. I drove on. I drove until I saw a sign that said (I kid you not) "pavement ends."
What?! I was starting to freak out a little bit at this point. As I was coming up to the sign I saw the very last house! I didn't care that there was still a car behind me. I pulled into the drive way to turn around...and the car behind me pulled up next to me...into their driveway.
I did end up making it to the house party and I really wasn't that late, but let me tell you, I was giving the GPS one more drive by of the "destination on left" and then I was going home...to a place I can get to, with or without my GPS.
How are your navigational skills? Do you use a GPS or are you really awesome and can read a map (if you can, I'm a little jealous)? :)
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