Dimitris and I recently made a trip to Orlando to visit friends, one of whom was celebrating her 70th birthday. We had been invited to stay overnight in the home of another friend. I had contacted him and asked for his address as we had never before visited in his home. I determined that I would use the GPS in the car backed up by Mapquest to direct us to our destination. Our first challenge came from “Jennifer,” our GPS. “She” would not take the numbers of his street address. Mapquest, however, did take them, and we ended up relying more on Mapquest than “Jennifer.” When we arrived at Goldenrod Road, we were instructed to turn left on Goldenrod Road North. The address read South Goldenrod Road. After traveling a mile or so with Dimitris telling me that both the GPS and Mapquest showed a necessary U-Turn, we made a U-Turn and headed back in the direction we had come. We ended up very near the Orlando airport and once again turned around. Realizing we were unsure how to get to our friend’s house, we resorted to the last option: use the cell phone. We learned then that we were not far from his house but had not been told that he lives in a gated community. By the way, in all of our back and forth, we passed through the same toll-gate three times. Pfffft.


About bobosbest

I am an 80-year-old retired English teacher whose writing goals are fulfilled by publishing these blogs. I have a wonderful married partner, Dimitris Tsitsiras, who is from Greece. Life is good and still an adventure.
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