Yes. Yes, I am geographically challenged. Thank you for asking. I think I may have said this before but it deserves repeating.
I blame my upbringing. I grew up on a rock. Maui to be more specific. While it’s all palm trees, beach & sunshine, I didn’t need to know things like North, South, East & West. There was one road to go anywhere, you simply drove it. Tourists wanted numbers when you gave them directions. Numbers? Hello – they have names. Long @ss names, but names, lady, not numbers! (okay – they did but we didn’t know that.) Things were Mauka or Makai. (Towards the mountain or towards the water.) Sure, I drove “South Kihei Road” and looked towards the “West Maui Mountains” but that’s not where the sun set so how was that west? (I also blame my lack of American History knowledge due to “Hawaiiana” classes, but that’s for another post.)
I have never managed to learn directions and have succumbed to the fact that I never will. Looking out my living room window and watching the sunset, I can tell that is west, but take me to the town I work in & I have no clue. My parents bought me a GPS last year & I have become increasingly dependent on it instead of learning my way. I can get to a lot of major places but navigating in cities like Minneapolis is completely out of the question. I’m grateful my GPS voice lady says, “In .7 miles, turn left,” instead of “turn west” or whatever. (I would like to download the voice my friend has though. She has Clint Eastwood. “In .7 miles, turn left, Punk.” *giggles*
Since hubby & I usually travel together, we only have 1 GPS. Being the military sap he is, he had to download a fun application to it for when he had it in his car. Color me surprised at his vehicle choice.
Imagine my surprise at my new “vehicle”.
The doctors say he will be fine in a week or so 😉