There is a saying.. whatever can go wrong..will go wrong.
My sister and I have a long history of getting lost. No matter where we go or how many times we have been somewhere, we end up lost. Neither of us has this problem when we are alone, it only happens when we set off to do something together.
Why would today be any different? We once spent fifteen minutes trying to find a way out of a parking lot! Laugh, go on, I do.
We made plans with my niece, a friend and our children to go to a farm in New Hampshire and enjoy the magic of Christmas in the woods. Our appointment was for eleven o'clock. The farm is a forty five minute drive.
Sister: We should leave at 10:15
Me: We should leave at 9:30 to allow time to get lost
Sister: Very funny. I have a GPS smartass. We won't get lost this time.
( Global Positioning System )
Me: Like I said, we should leave at 9:30 to allow time to get lost
We took two vehicles. I was in the car behind her. I had hope. We were in the town where the farm was. She pulled into a parking lot of a coffee shop and let me know she made one wrong turn. Not too bad, we just had to get back on the highway and continue to our destination.
It would have been fine had she not told the GPS that she was not taking the turn he suggested.
Now, the ride home was much more of an adventure. You see this time we were in the same vehicle. She put in the address of our destination to return home. This GPS would send us the most direct route there. YEAH RIGHT!
We left the farm , travelled some winding roads when the lovely British voice of Jason the GPS guy said "recalculating route" this signifies that the vehicle has veered from his instructions or we were no longer headed in the direction he suggested. We laughed, Jason recalculated and continued to tell us to " go 1/4 mile and turn right. Go 5oo feet and turn left. Travel 9/10ths of a mile and bear right."
Again, we heard " recalculating route".. My sister laughed and said " I didn't hear what he said. Don't worry, it will recalculate the route and send us from where we are."
I'm thinking it's a good thing we filled the fuel tank.
A half an hour later, we are on a road and Jason said " go 1/4 mile and turn right"
We are now at the end of a road. Ahead of us is a mountain trail, on the right and on the left are the woods. I had to get out of the car to catch my breathe from laughing so hard. You see, my sister had manged to get Jason, the GPS guy LOST!!!