The internet is all very good but……………..

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’.Β  (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.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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10 Responses to The internet is all very good but……………..

  1. blindzanygirl says:

    Good luck Di x

  2. fransiweinstein says:

    Hope the appointment goes well. I wish we lived close to each other. I’d get your hubby to plan my routes for me. I have such a lousy sense of direction I could get lost in my own apartment. And forget me and maps!

  3. scifihammy says:

    Always a good idea to check the route on Google maps before you set out -(I don’t have GPS). πŸ˜€ I hope your journey runs smoothly and the hospital visit goes well. πŸ™‚

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