A couple of weeks ago I was out of town, and relying on Google Maps to get me from Point A to Point B. Then suddenly, the app locked up, then crashed. After several repeated crashes, I restarted my phone, and while the app didn’t crash after being loaded for the fifth time, it couldn’t find my location – or any location, for that matter. Luckily, I recognized the route number of the road I was on, and knew I needed to go east in order to head home, so I was able to take a slightly roundabout way back home. Of course, halfway home, Google Maps started working again, and picked up where it left off like nothing was wrong.
Moral of the story? Bring a regular map along. Or, if you’re not one for regular maps, at least check out your route to those massages in Orange county out on a regular map prior to driving it, and commit the bigger roads and highway routes to memory. Or, do like I do, and stash your three year old Garmin GPS system in your car’s glove compartment.