OUR FINAL DESINATION

A GPS named Richard?

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Wrong Turns – When was the last time you got lost? Was it an enjoyable experience, or a stressful one? Tell us all about it.


It was late in the day when we rolled into Gettysburg. Tired, ready for a shower and a meal, we asked Richard our faithful GPS to take us to the nearest motel. We followed his directions carefully.

main street Gettysburg

It was our first visit to the area. Road-weary, we were too exhausted to deal with getting lost and we were (are) often lost. Diligently, we followed Richard’s directions.

After a few turns and one long straightaway, Richard announced in his loud, clear voice: “You have reached your destination!” Indeed we had, though it was not the one we had it mind.

As far as we could see lay miles of tombstones. Richard had brought us to our ultimate destination, what must have been Gettysburg’s largest modern cemetery. It stretched for miles.

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2 thoughts on “OUR FINAL DESINATION

  1. Richard really WAS his name. TomTom gives names to the various voices they embed with the GPS software. Richard is one of the American voices. He is very popular because his voice is loud (Garry is hard of hearing so loud is important) and he speaks clearly. You can get all kinds of voices for a GPS including Homer Simpson, though why you’d want Homer giving you directions I can’t imagine 🙂

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