Hubby has a hospital appointment tomorrow, one that had to be postponed because of Dick, and it’s not where we thought it was.
Luckily, he discovered this a few days ago so went on to the internet and got a route.
We are familiar with some of the roads, but as he was trying to visualise it, nothing made sense, so he got the map book out today.
Ah, me and the map book go well back. We have a satnav/GPS in the car now now, but always have the map book to hand as it doesn’t tell you about diversions for road works!
Also if we don’t switch her off, she keeps telling us to turn right when we know a better way then tries to put us back to her way of thinking. One day she will finally sulk and say ‘I give up. You don’t listen to me anyway’. (I did a post to that effect here)
Hubby patiently followed the internet route on paper………… and he was right, it didn’t make sense.
Working backwards from where we wanted to be, the internet had taken us through the main city centre, doubling back on ourselves twice.
Logic followed that we would plan our route ON PAPER and see where we ended up.
One thing that is good about internet virtual travel, is that you can ‘drive the route’ from the comfort of your armchair without getting snarled up in traffic. Also, if you take a wrong turn, it’s not a major catastrophe trying to find somewhere to turn round.
We now have a route that is more straight forward avoiding the city centre and all its roundabouts and traffic lights, know exactly which hospital entrance we need and the parking area closest to where Hubby has to go.
It’s still going to be a long journey though, the longest for me since my check up in November after surgery, and who knows, maybe I’ll get to drive part of it.