Sunday, February 17, 2008

Which way?


With the expense of some of you snorting out loud (Sam be still) I will give you an upfront view of our trip to Ohio. I have made this trip from northern Virginia 100 million times and well, gosh darn I know how to get there. But, as we were wiping the crumbs from our face at the McDonald's we stopped at in West Virginia I asked the worker bee how far to I-70? After scratching her head and repeating "I-70" three more times she finally said she would get someone who would know. Well, the "manager" politely told me I needed to jump on I-79 North that I had gone oh, um about 75 miles out of my way! I smiled and told her very politely (I really did) no, I've traveled this route a gazillion times AND I always go SOUTH on 79!! Much to my dismay I was wrong. Especially AFTER I quickly turned on the "nav" system (that had not been turned on) and yes, she confirmed too that I needed to be going NORTH. Who would have thought from Virginia to Ohio I should be traveling NORTH?! I must have thought I was heading to Florida. Yeah, that's it........ laugh, laugh hard.... I'm a wallking mapquest.! Needless to say I am using my nav system to get to "The Beegle Inn". See you soon sweets!
Update: I knew you'd all get a chuckle out of my sense of direction. I do get lost in my neighborhood and I live on a dead-end street. To Potomac River!! We are having a fan-tas-tic-o time and the girls love this "bed-hopping"... ahhh truly like their momma... We are having lunch at the "Mowhawk and taking a mini car tour of downtown Columbus and then... and then... we're off to see the Wizard. Bwahahaha.

29 comments:

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy(Kim & John) said...

You are too funny!!!
Sounds like me... I don't use my navigation either.. until it is tooo late...lol..
Have a safe trip..
Can't wait to see pictures..

redmaryjanes said...

You drive like my husband.
I have no inner compass, so I love our nav system. Or mapquest if it's a short trip!

Sam said...

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! Remind me to navigate with you around! Ummm... What do you mean you have already been to the emergency room??????????

Rhonda said...

Oh good lord, now that explains everything...no wonder you can't live without your nav system. ;)

E. said...

I will not laugh at my geographically challenged friend. I don't like when people laugh at me when I'm lost in the mall. Or my house. Or my parking garage. So what if I always consider the direction I'm going to be "North" (left is West, right is East, and backwards is South... Always!). I wasted a lot of gas before my nav system. A LOT!

Jewels of My Heart said...

hehee.... we are such kindred spirits....
I could get turned around on a one way street.... don't laugh.... I truly have.
Have a wonderful time my friend.
I miss you....

Gail said...

Have a great time Rony. Travel safe!

cougchick said...

Remind me to drive when I am with you. That is too hysterical.

Can't wait to hear about the trip.

Christina said...

Hello,
I"m an occasional lurker and let me just say I've done nearly the same thing before! I have driven to Muncie, IN about 20 times and once I just kept on going on I-70 W until almost Indianapolis! My dad, who had done the same drive a million times+ as well, was like, hm, this doesn't look quite right. Well, an extra 50 mi down the road and he suggest I turn back. Good idea! D'oh!
Did I see that you are going to Dayton? I live in Dayton! If so, I hope you know there is nothing exciting to do here!
Have a great trip!
BTW your blog is probably the funniest I've ever read. The unabashed comments on every aspect of life are great!

krj said...

Florida is pretty sweet, you know :)

Beverly said...

heh heh heh. Hope you finally made it.

beverly

Bonnie'n'Clyde said...

YOu shoulda seen me trying to find the town where I went to college, when my hubby and I went back to visit a couple years ago. I was SO sure that I had to know the way. I mean, how many times did I make that drive?

What I wouldn't give to be on the road right now....MAJOR jones.

Yoli said...

I hope you don't get lost when you finally deign to visit the Keys.

sweet-P's Mum said...

I love our garmin...without it I'd be a mess! Safe travels, and watch out for those 'hollo's' in GDWV!

Hayley
married to a WV boy so I canmake jokes!

jennifer said...

Hope you can find your way home!

Sam said...

**UPDATE**

Rony made it to Ohio!!!! She will be checking into the Beegle B&B tomorrow afternoon! I'm giving her a bad time about getting lost!

Sam @ Just Keep Swimming

The Real Me said...

Been there, done that. I think I had lead based paint on my crib, I can't remember jack.

I can always find my way to the mall and back, though...

I've got a special post for YOU, come check me out! ;)

kerri said...

No laughing here, I don't read maps, hubby has now resigned himself to the fact he is driver and navigator.
Safe travels.

Yoli said...

Please post pictures when you can. I have forgotten how you look like. I miss you.

McMemorandum said...

That is a long trip with 2 little ones---- I give you credit-- My kids start kicking the back of my seat before we hit the freeway-- I could never make it! Travel safe

Steffie B. said...

Hey girl....how was the vaca? I have not forgotten about your question regarding the Shutterfly book. I'll try and get back with you this evening. Have I two sick girls and I'm not feeling so great myself! ;( I need warm weather!

Smooch....

crazylady said...

Well Christ, did you get lost coming home? WHERE ARE YOU LITTLE PUDDY TAT?

I want details, and ammo on Sam.

Jewels of My Heart said...

I MISS YOU....... BoooHooooHooooHooo

Bonnie'n'Clyde said...

You must be having A LOT of fun...miss you!

cougchick said...

new post already. Geez. We need details...

Sam said...

Rony is back, but she's ignoring all of you!!!! How would I know? I got an email! HA!!!

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy(Kim & John) said...

I am missing you...
I guess you are back and you haven't even stopped by or updated your blog with those two little cuties...
Hugs to you girly...
I know you had a WONDERFUL vacation..

Franceskasjourneyhome said...

Rony you mentioned the card I gave you, did you get the little ladybug? Please say yes, I really hope that I did not forget to put it in there? It was the whole reason I sent it!!!! If I forgot , that would truly show you what a dumb--- I am am?

Kristy

Franceskasjourneyhome said...

Rony you mentioned the card I gave you, did you get the little ladybug? Please say yes, I really hope that I did not forget to put it in there? It was the whole reason I sent it!!!! If I forgot , that would truly show you what a dumb--- I am am?

Kristy