Thursday, June 25, 2015

On the Road to...

Checking the rise on the Madison


Did I say this trip was going to be a 3,022 mile Adventure? Yes, I did and so far it has been.  We have been on the road for four days and have seen a grand total of: 1 chipmunk, 4 deer, and 7 buffalo... but, lots & lots of our beautiful, beautiful country.
Course I'm kinda busy driving and my co-pilot (Dad), is half blind and deaf as a post. So, when the TomTom GPS says turn right in 250 ft & stay left... he is busy yelling at it to repeat.  This would even work, if I weren't going a tad over the speed limit.  Then Dad grabs the TomTom and says he will fix it, cause he's sure we are going the wrong way. He thumps on it and presto-chango it thinks we are in the middle of Kansas and is telling us how to get home to N California! 

11 comments:

  1. Ah, Brighid - the rare chipmunk sighting is worth the trip! Hugs to both of you!

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  2. LOL, in other words off to a 'stuttering' start...

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  3. You should have taken a motorcycle with your dad in the sidecar...

    Despite the problems with 'navigation', I'm happy to hear that you're safe and sound for the most part and are enjoying the journey. It's good that you can share this adventure with your father. Really good. And he doesn't have the frustration of not catching fish.

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  4. Sometimes Tom Toms don't take kindly to discipline:)) Hope the rest of the trip goes more smoothly. Could you hook up the Tom Tom with ear buds so that only you hear it? Not sure if that is legal but might be worth a try. That scene alone along the banks is worth the trip. Keep hanging in with your humor and enjoying your Dad.

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  5. Way back in "The Day" we used what they call maps. I still prefer one even if I do have "Google Maps" and "Waze" on my iPhone.

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  6. Our Daddies love to help. But I wouldn't trade one car trip with him for anything. Happy trails to you both! I'm still a map fan and have stopped and seen some interesting things while parked checking a route. Plus if weather and parking allows I spread the map out on the hood or a handy picnic table and give my rear end a rest. Safe travels friend.

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  7. Glad you are travelling safely and enjoying the scenery with added comedy from the passenger seat! I hate those GPS gadgets, I refuse to have one. Give me a map any day, I am a big girl now and no longer have to turn the map upside down when travelling south! Stay well!

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  8. I think it is time to break out the good old Paper map so your Dad can navigate the way the old school way(-: Nothing better then the sound of that old paper map....LOL Hope you get where you going without to many detours(-:

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  9. I always have a map along with the GPS system and sometimes I even use the phone as back-up. I still end up turning wrong. I think it is normal with or without your Dad. Although maybe beating on the TOMTOM is not a good idea! That beautiful country makes up for it!

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  10. We've seen no reporting from the Dakotas. Either you're having WAY too much fun (which I suspect) or the relatives have decided that they need to keep you on as the chief cook.

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  11. ALL: Thanks for all your comments. I stopped and loaded up on paper maps for my co-pilot (Dad). We are back home today, 3133 miles later. I will post more on the trip soon.

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