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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Moderate to severe left-sided UC diagnosed 2001. Flared for 5 years, finally in remission with Remicade since March 2006. Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroids.
Chronic joint/connective tissue/muscle pain; TKR 05/09
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