Monday, November 21, 2011

Re-Routed To McDonalds and A Road Map

We left Bemus Point for home at 7:00 a.m. this morning.  Gina (our GPS lady) said we would arrive home at 1:46.

Ross tried very hard to prove to Gina that he could beat that time by at least 30 minutes.

You know, Gina calculated the ETA based on driving the legal speed limit. But, Ross believes the legal speed limit means keeping up or ahead of the traffic.  

When I remind him to be careful in case of speed traps, he always says the same thing..."I'm just keeping up with everyone else."  I read somewhere that state police officers don't take that as a reason for going 30 miles over the speed limit...just saying.

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So after sailing nicely along for about two hours, traffic suddenly came to a halt.   Apparently there had been a serious accident and all cars were being de-toured off of the highway.   This confused Gina and she just kept repeating "re-routing".  Then she would give us directions back to the highway which we just came off of and could not get back onto.

So finally after driving another 20 minutes or so, we put Gina to sleep and pulled off the one lane highway, which we were now on, and stopped at a McDonalds somewhere in the Poconos.

Ross asked for directions and consulted an old fashioned road map and we were back on track...no thanks to Gina.

By the end of the trip we arrived one hour later than Gina said we would and 1-1/2 hours later than Ross most definitely could have.

Most importantly,though, we got home, safe and sound.

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