By Paula Matter
I got lost last Sunday leaving the restaurant parking lot where I'd just had lunch with Annette. When we sat at the red light waiting to make a left tun, Annette suggested we should be making a right. No way could I switch over to the right lane, and besides, although I trusted Annette's judgemjent, I didn't believe her. The restaurant had been on our right when I turned into its parking lot, so obviously it would be on our left when we left.
Or something like that.
I'm thinking about following directions today because I have one of my biggest (longest) road trips coming up. In twelve days, I'm driving from Pennsylvania down to Miami. By myself.
Before I leave I'll have printed out step-by-step directions for each part of the trip. My first day, I'll drive just under 500 miles to Rocky Mount, NC. The next day, 500 more miles to Florida where I'll visit my sister for a couple of days.
I'll have two more stops before actually getting into Miami. I'll be seeing family and friends I haven't seen in years. When I'm not staying with friends or family, I'll be in hotels. My reservations are all set.
My only reservation now is whether or not I can do this trip without a GPS. Or maybe I'll just stay out of restaurant parking lots.
How about you? Are you directionally impaired? What's your worst getting lost story? Do you map out your trips ahead of time? Make hotel reservations beforehand? Or just wing it?
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