How about this.
I was in Virginia for the past few days on vacation and visiting family. I said to my brother lets go visit some wineries. I pulled out the Nuvi 350 and checked the winery list. The Stone Mountain Vineyard was close, about 19 miles away so we decided to go there first. What a major mistake. The route was OK up to a point, then it started taking us up a road that became unpaved which is not to unusual in rural VA but it then became narrower and narrower. Eventually the road came to a point where there was chain across the road and the sign said "Fire Trail Do Not Enter".
We were finally able to back down a way to a point where it was safe to turn around, we then made our way down to a point where we could figure out how to get up to the Winery. Upon our arrival we met the owner and said what a miserable trip, he immediately said we must have used GPS or Mapquest and did not look at his website, because GPS and Mapqust will give bad directions. If you go to his website
you will see the warning near the bottom that says do not use GPS or Mapquest but to follow his directions.
Why would the creator of the maps be so indifferent for so many years as to ignore all the email and letters telling them of the problem.
The GPS is just a machine that I think leaves much to be desired. As per my post from before I left to go to my destination the GPS could not have picked a worse route if the programmer intended it to.
However, if you have no idea where you are or how to get somewhere, u can usually figure it out with the GPSr. That is why I use one
However, if possible, I always ask someone (my client) if the directions that the GPSr gives me is ok.
I have noticed that rural areas are worse in directions then city.
If I was by myself there was no way I could have figured out how to get to the winery. Even if I had a regular road map I am not sure how detailed it would be.
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