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Chutz
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   Posted 8/20/2009 10:48 PM (GMT -7)   
How do you navigate? Are you like my hubby and just drives in the general direction and is pretty sure we'll get where we want to be? I'm serious on that one...lol Or are you like me who has to get out 12 maps plus print out a couple online so we don't get lost? And if you get lost.....are you apt to stop and ask for help? Or is that trait just not in you?

With as much map work as I do I rarely get lost. And if hubby is driving on his 'scenic' routes again he is not about to stop and ask anyone for directions! Will you ask for help? Do you take a map??? What kind of traveler are you?

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White Beard
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   Posted 8/20/2009 11:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Chutzie

I use a map and also map quest to get my directions printed out! Especially if I have to go to a big city, this past February I had to go to the motion disorder clinic at Rush Hospital in Chicago, I am terrified of driving in that city! I got my maps out and got on line and printeed out all the directions to and from. and made close ups of the ones of the city so I would not miss a street or turn! I have gotten lost up there once before but was with friends, but still we got into some area that we should not have been in. I would not want to do that when driving by myself, Like I was when I went to Rush! OK I will admit it, on some things I am a real Wimp! and that is one of them!

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PAlady
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   Posted 8/20/2009 11:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I definitely review maps and mapquest directions (don't have a GPS and would probably have an accident trying to read it!). If I'm going to a strange area, and I'm driving alone (which is common for me) I will review directions until I practically have them memorized because it's hard to look at them if you're driving in traffic. Usually, I'll condense them to a step by step list, and type it in large print and have it on the seat next to me so I can glance at it quickly. Have been caught too many times trying to navigate a city and ending up in heavy traffic and can barely take my eyes off the road. I would definitely ask for directions if I got too far off course, although I do have a good "sense" of direction. If I'm driving in a city I'm sort of used to, but on an unfamiliar street/area, then I may let my gut instincts take over. Sometimes that's fun if I don't have to be somewhere on time!

PaLady

Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 8/20/2009 11:55 PM (GMT -7)   
How do you navigate?
 
Dear Chutz,
 
   AHhh HA! See? Another plus to desert life! No need to worry about navigation when theres only one way in and one way out! smilewinkgrin  
 
... Anything that requires real direction I leave to my Husband, but!! Leave much earlier since he doesnt ask for directions. smilewinkgrin
 
*huggs*
   dani
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And sorry I could not travel both  
And be one traveler, long I stood


auntkay
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   Posted 8/21/2009 3:20 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm a map woman too!!!!

bsjaguar
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   Posted 8/21/2009 3:38 AM (GMT -7)   
We have a Magellen GPS that we call Maggie. She is sweet to have and she talks the directions too so you can keep your eyes on the road. Best gift we ever received.
---Jag---
 
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skeye
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   Posted 8/21/2009 5:56 AM (GMT -7)   
I usually use mapquest, google maps, or just verbal directions. I have a pretty good sense of direction, so I can usually pick out any mistakes. I usually get assigned as the navigator on road trips.

skeye

infinite
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   Posted 8/21/2009 6:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Driving hurts! But if I have to go somewhere I havent been, I'll use google maps.

N8

p.s. Chutz, do you have a new member of the family yet?

jujub
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   Posted 8/21/2009 7:14 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm a belt and suspender sort of gal. I look at all the online maps, then print out the one that looks most clear to me. If the place I'm going has a website, I'll check there; most of them have directions on the website. Then I take a piece of paper and write down some directions for the close-in stuff. It will look something like this:

Pass Oak, Main
R on Poplar
3rd on L

I like to know the couple of streets before, so I can start watching for my turn.

If I still get lost, I usually look for a fire station. People there can always give you good directions.
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TroubleMaker
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   Posted 8/21/2009 8:15 AM (GMT -7)   

Ohhhh I'm a land mark kind of girl LMBO.... Ya'll know the one... well go down to you see wally world on the right and at the next right you'll see Taco Bell turn right there ... blah blah blah

 

Hubby is a drive by your pants sort of man and will not stop for directions... I think that might the the "Y Chromsome" disease

 

Trouble yeah


 
~TMJ
~ Ruputed Disc (L-3-L-4) Surgery to repair :-( didn't help pain ~carpal tunnel in both wrists
~ bad hips
~ bad knees
~ bad ankles
~ Just diagnosed with Diabetes
~ high blood pressure
 WOOO HOOOO thats it for now!!!!!!!!!


Chutz
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   Posted 8/21/2009 9:39 AM (GMT -7)   
To answer infinite's question...YES! Baby was born this morning at 4:55 AM and I was right beside mom helping the whole way. It was miraculous. Mom, dad and baby doing wonderful! I will make a separate post soon.

Thanks for asking...
Chutzie
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PAlady
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   Posted 8/21/2009 1:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Trouble,
Had to chuckle at your post! When my cousin gives me directions I want to pull my hair out! She's sweet (and the one that has helped me a lot) but her directions turn into a novel! Or a guided tour of the city! Makes my head spin! LOL

PaLady smilewinkgrin

Post Edited (PAlady) : 8/21/2009 2:45:47 PM (GMT-6)


TroubleMaker
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   Posted 8/21/2009 1:40 PM (GMT -7)   
PaLady thats what my boss says LOL... got to love us :D

 
~TMJ
~ Ruputed Disc (L-3-L-4) Surgery to repair :-( didn't help pain ~carpal tunnel in both wrists
~ bad hips
~ bad knees
~ bad ankles
~ Just diagnosed with Diabetes
~ high blood pressure
 WOOO HOOOO thats it for now!!!!!!!!!

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