Monday, June 28, 2010

Don't always trust google maps!

or your iphone GPS!
Why?
Because the quickest way on paper isn't always the best way.
Here is what happened to me AND I should have known better.
take a look at this:

Partial toll road
30.3 mi
10.Continue onto US-9 S
2.2 mi
11.Continue onto Garden State Pkwy S
Partial toll road
19.4 mi
12.Continue onto US-9 S
Toll road
3.3 mi
13.Continue onto Garden State Pkwy S
Partial toll road
17.2 mi
14.Turn right at E Shell Bay Ave
0.1 mi
15.Turn left at S Main St
1.8 mi
16.Continue onto US-9 S/Shore Rd
6.5 mi
17.Slight right toward US-9 S/Lincoln Blvd
210 ft
18.Turn right at US-9 S/Lincoln Blvd
Continue to follow US-9 S
2.8 mi
19.Take the US-9 S/Cape May - Lewes ferry to Lewes
Toll road
Entering Delaware
16.2 mi
20.Continue straight onto Cape May-Lewes Ferry Entrance
0.2 mi
21.Turn right at Cape Henlopen Dr
0.7 mi
22.Turn left at E Savannah Rd
0.6 mi
23.Turn left at 3rd St
79 ft
24.Take the 1st right onto US-9 S/Rd 268
2.0 mi
25.Slight right at US-9 S
0.2 mi
26.Turn left at DE-1 S/Coastal Hwy
Continue to follow Coastal Hwy
Entering Maryland
25.5 mi
27.Make a U-turn at 94th St
Destination will be on the right
0.4 mi

10100 Coastal Hwy
Ocean City, MD 21842

What is highlighted is where I should have realized  that the route I was being sent on, wasn't going right.
Here it is on a map:

Now you don't have to be from Jersey to see that I should have taken the route in yellow.
why?
Because my trip would have been FOUR hours shorter
AND
 I wouldn't have had to pay $45 for the ferry!

2 comments:

Paula said...

Oh, no! I've had problems with Google maps in the past, too. I know you were fit to be tied when you discovered your mistake!

Susan said...

Oh my gosh. 4 HOURS! Ouch!