Interesting & Funny GPS moments

 

Once my GPS took me to what I thought was a dead end street. When I reached the end, it said "Board Ferry", which I did. I wouldnt call it a ferry, more like a barge. But I could see there was a bridge there (huge bridge thats been there for years).

Another time I was searching for Starbucks in Jamestown, NY. I found it on the POI and hit go. The GPS sent me out of town and wanted me to go to someones backyard and continue driving... its what it calls "off road". There was nothing there but farms.

Another time I wanted to go to a winery and it took me to an abandoned factory. It was totally the wrong place and when I told the winery people they laughed and said that they've been trying to get Garmin to correct it, but they don't.

Local Custard Stand

There is a popular local custard stand just outside of my home town about 30 miles north of Pittsburgh. The GPS sends everyone coming from the city in town to a back neighborhood street. It happens to be the owner's house. The owner told me he has all of the business mail sent to his house and that must be where they are getting the address. All summer long they have strange vehicles driving up and down in front of his house looking for the custard stand.

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Funny

bear007 wrote:

There is a popular local custard stand just outside of my home town about 30 miles north of Pittsburgh. The GPS sends everyone coming from the city in town to a back neighborhood street. It happens to be the owner's house. The owner told me he has all of the business mail sent to his house and that must be where they are getting the address. All summer long they have strange vehicles driving up and down in front of his house looking for the custard stand.

Town codes permitting, if he were smart, he should open another custard stand at his house and double the business.

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My thoughts exactly!

My thoughts exactly!

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Funny

I live near a couple new bridges over the Misipi river. I['m a pilot, and use airplanes as the 'vehicle'. As I'm crossing the new bridges, it appears that I'm really flying over the water. It's a bit disconcerting the first couple times.

There is a turn

There is a turn I miss nearly every time driving south to Virginia Beach, it's somewhere in Delaware. As I pass the turn, I get re-calculating, turn in 500 feet. This must happen alot, the township police had a speed trap one time passing through.

I was trying to get to a B&B

I was trying to get to a B&B late at night. I had directions from the inn, but the GPS had other routes in mind. I thought that the gps knew better. We ended up on a small narrow dirt road. The road had some turns on it, no big deal. We started to go up an incline and the road turned to solid mud. The tires were spinning, and the car would not go any further. I managed to turn the car around somehow (it was not easy on a pitch black road perched on the edge of a cliff). We headed back to the highway. It took at least 30 minutes and followed the directions from the innkeeper.

Another time we were in VT. We were trying to get to a scenic town. The gps said to follow this dirt road. We followed the road and it got narrower and narrower. At one point we went through a farm with chickens, hens and roosters. We decided to turn around. When we were going back the way we came, there was another car on the road. He had to back up in reverse for a half mile or more just to give us room to pass.

Yikes, and we always have dirt roads turned off.

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Lake

Once when I was traveling in South Dakota for work, we were out in the middle of nowhere (har har) and the GPS tried to route us down a farm road that was no longer in use, because the giant LAKE had overflowed onto where the road used to be, permanently. I had just updated the maps the day before. Lo, the unit displayed the road going straight, although it was under about 20 feet of water! lol

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Boosted Blueberry

LoL

Haha! He should open a second stand across the street!

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Boosted Blueberry

strange moment ...

... in Dillon, Colorado ... was getting hungry around lunchtime, so I asked my trusty nuvi 750 where the nearest Mickey D's was ... it directed me to a field about ten miles out of town.

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it's the dog's fault

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