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    I swear you are either born with one or you aren't. I was. I can find my way around anywhere (except Fairfax, VA it seems). I've been able to do so since I was a little, little girl.

    My mom cannot find her way out of a paper bag. Apparently my child cannot either. She's been driving over a year. She just got a used car in Sept. She calls me YET AGAIN tonight because she is lost. The child has driven practically to Ashland! (quite a ways away).

    Guess what I just ordered her for Christmas? Her very own GPS. :p She apparently needs one.












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    Johnie ... Jim is the same way . He's lived in Phillipsburg 25 years and still gets lost . That is a Terrific Christmas gift for Alysia . She's going to love it .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnie, post: 66870
    Guess what I just ordered her for Christmas? Her very own GPS. :p She apparently needs one.
    Hmm...she played that well... ;)

    I can find my way around anywhere outside, even if I haven't been there before, but in malls or large buildings I'm hopeless. DH says it's because the connection to the mothership can't get through. :rolleyes008:
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    I'm kind of in between. I can find my way generally speaking, but sometimes it's hopeless.

    GPS will help, but are not the complete answer. I cannot tell you how many times they've taken me to the wrong place or can't find the address that I need, so although it's a great idea, she'll still be calling.

    I find a map works really well.






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    I love my GPS, I listen to a lovely British man tell me where to go. I don't say anymore that I have a GPS, I have Daniel. He's wonderful, I just need to learn to trust him.

    Tink, I think that after a while the GPS' need updating with the new map and such. I know for my Garmin it's like 80 bucks to get the new map.

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    Yes. I have a GPS on my phone through Verizon which updates automatically. I rarely have problems with that, but unfortunately it only works well when there is a Verizon tower (not an issue in FL, but is in other states).

    So, I get garmin or Hertz's version of a GPS when I rent a car (which I do out of state). I have to say I have all sorts of problems with garmin. The Hertz one ("never lost") isn't so bad, but Hertz's service and cars have fallen off so much lately that I've switched to using Alamo or National ... their cars are clean and they have what I book.

    So, all that to say I find GPS a helpful tool, but not the magic be all end all to driving in unfamiliar places. :D






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    You know, maybe if the place can not be found....well, maybe you don't need to be there.

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    When I lived at home with my Mum, our next door neighbour got lost in his car almost as soon as he drove out of the street.
    What makes this so funny is that he was a navigator in the Australian Air Force, guiding his Lancaster bomber on night raids during WW11!
    Maybe this is how our chip shop got bombed!





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    I'm kind of like Johnie, I can find almost anything, except in Washington D.C. That is one of the most frustrating cities I have ever driven in.





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    Denver.....Denver is a hidious city to get lost in...Give me my California freeway systems any day!

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