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1/29/08

Do you know how to get there?

1/29/2008
A simple thing to do, drive from point A to point B. However, if you don't know where you are, its kind of hard to know how to get to where you want to go. That's how it was when we were in California last week. All we had for a map was the little crappy thing the rental car company gives you, but we did have our Magellan 3100 GPS. That little GPS was worth every penny of the $120 bucks during this trip. We drove about 260 miles from Ontario to Fontana to Burbank to Beverly Hills to Hollywood to Santa Monica Beach to Anaheim to Long Beach and back to Ontario - and we didn't even get lost!. Sure there were times when we made mistakes, like the time I was within sight of the marriott and wanted to find nearby restaurants so I cancelled the route and looked for "points of interest" to find out what was nearby. Well, a few seconds later we're on the wrong road driving right by our hotel unable to turn in because it was across a barrier. As the navigator, I was warned by the driver "don't you ever do that again". I offered to switch roles, but I think the driver probably was a little intimidated by the GPS and not sure how to operate it. I claimed my job as navigator was harder than driving. Good thing all the driver had to do that weekend was either drive in circles on a speedway, or just listen to me on the LA highways. Anyway, gotta love those GPS things, everyone should have one.
 
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