Friday, August 1, 2008

Salute

This is a random blog (see my blog title if you are expecting something different) all about how grateful I am to have a GPS. Our trip to California would have been difficult and extremely frustrating if we didn't have this little beauty. If you are directionally challenged I highly recommend getting one. Actually, even if you aren't directionally challenged they are still wonderful things. Dan is really good at directions, but even he loves this little beauty. It's kind of fun to see how many miles you have left to go, what your estimated arrival time it, and it is great fun to see that time get less and less (although, really frustrating to see the minutes go up if you're stuck in traffic or make a pit stop or something). There is the slight problem, that with the GPS, I don't really pay attention to where I've turned or how I got there...and if the GPS doesn't work on the way back, well, you're stuck. Anyway, they are wonderful little things and they give me a lot more confidence when I drive. We still use maps (I must be a visual person). I like to see where I am in the "grand" scheme of things, and the GPS (ours anyway) doesn't show you that. Anyway, on a list of the greatest inventions ever made...GPS would be up close to the top on mine. That may be pretty sad, but I love it.

5 comments:

Andrea said...

Yay, one more post.

Rorie said...

GPS is a good thing, especially in the republic of California.

Loni said...

Go GPS!

michelle said...

I like the power off button on those type of gadgets....then Collin notices me:)

NicKim Family said...

Oh, I have no sense of direction at all either! Nick always teases me about that. Also if I find my way somewhere does NOT mean that I'll be able to find my way home...It amazes even myself when I get so lost! One day when we move to a big city - I'll have to look into a GPS for the car! Great post.