OK, I’m giving GPS another chance. I got one for the truck and it’s been pretty useful, but at the same time I’m surprised how inaccurate it can be.
The first day I got it we had to deliver a horse we sold to the new owner in Clatskanie. For those of you that don’t realize, Clatskanie is like Astoria; it’s everywhere. Think of it, Astoria is Most of the Lewis and Clark Valley, Youngs River Valley, all of the city and then out to Westport. Clatskanie goes all the way from Westport to Vernonia and over to Longview, so there is a lot of opportunity to get lost.
Thankfully the GPS maiden voyage in the dark took us to the exact address. Had I just used directions I probably would have been lost due to missing road signs. Oddly there was a problem on the way home. It did navigate us on the exact route to get back home, but the GPS coordinates puts my home address two houses to the North. It’s off by 500 feet. It also doesn’t recognize the names of a lot of roads.
Another funny thing is when you go past where it tells you to turn. It has a snotty voice that comes up to tell you that you blew it and it is recalculating your route. The voice was so snotty I changed it to a voice with an Aussie accent. This voice was even snottier than the American accented voice. I now have it set on the British accent which for now seems much more civilized.