What a fun toy GPS is. My dad gave me a GPS unit for the car, and, after learning how to use it (and suffering through some directions that had me going through fields, yards, and houses, and the occasional suggestion to drive the wrong way on a one-way street, not to mention the awful "GPS signal lost" comment), I decided to allow it to choose the way back from Amish country yesterday.
Shortly after I decided NOT to take a road clearly marked "No Outlet", we ended up on a gravel road (incidentally, a sign proclaimed it to be Ohio's first state road). We travelled approximately 20 miles on gravel, up and down appalachian foothills, all in THE WRONG DIRECTION from home. After more than an hour on small roads, we finally made it to the interstate...
...an interstate we could have reached in about 5 minutes had we just taken "common sense" directions.
The trip out took us 1 1/2 hours (incudling a wrong turn). The return trip took us 2 3/4 hours.
The moral of this story: uncheck "unpaved roads" on the GPS unit before taking trips to Amish country.