The GPS says...

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...we'll be there at 8:45.

I ask where they are now. They tell me a place I know is 5 hours away. So, do I tell them I think the GPS might be wrong or maybe they have the wrong address entered? No. I am tired of fighting with the GPS.

I'm guessing they'll be here around 11. Tired & grumpy & possibly hungry.

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I always tell them " I know where I am.  Your GPS has never been here. Who you gonna trust?"

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10:30 and delightful people who were beyond happy this morning. Go figure!

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I tell people in their confirmation that as they approach Inver ness travelling up the A9 they should ignore their GPS when it says turn off at xxx which is a single track country road with passing places that winds it's way through the hills and they should carry on to the next turn off.

They turn up here saying "It took us ages to get here from the A9". I'm a long way past trying to argue with them, just let them get on with is. 

Sorry folks, but the funniest ones are American's who turn up here traumatized by single track roads.

Passing places 

 

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Highlands John wrote:

I tell people in their confirmation that as they approach Inver ness travelling up the A9 they should ignore their GPS when it says turn off at xxx which is a single track country road with passing places that winds it's way through the hills and they should carry on to the next turn off.

They turn up here saying "It took us ages to get here from the A9". I'm a long way past trying to argue with them, just let them get on with is. 

Sorry folks, but the funniest ones are American's who turn up here traumatized by single track roads.

Passing places

 

We have some roads like that in West Virginia, but we do not bother with signs to say passing place. It is just a wide spot and someone backs up to get to one if they meet between. The road to my Daddy's house was like that - but the passing place was halfway up the hill.

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Highlands John wrote:

Sorry folks, but the funniest ones are American's who turn up here traumatized by single track roads.

Passing places

Oh yes, my GPS took us down several of those in western Ireland a couple of years ago. I'd driven them before, but my family had never seen a paved one-lane road, where the plants rub both sides of the car as you drive along. It did shock them.

But as I pointed out, we saw some great "outback" we never would have seen, the "real" Ireland, thanks to that. If I'd been a tour guide, I'd have charged them extra for the adventure package.

The GPS also took me into Orvieto, Italy through the "back door" a few years ago. Instead of taking the gentle, curving paved highway into town, the GPS took a one-lane gravel road that climbed a 60 degree incline. Fun!

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