Thursday, November 12, 2009

Am I the last one out there ???

Without a GPS ??? Does anyone use maps anymore ? Feeling like I am part of a soon to be extinct group.
Maybe I should put it on my Christmas list. =)

21 comments:

susan said...

My husband loves maps, and will not use our built in GPS. In fact, whenever we use it on trips, it either gets us lost, or takes us on a very long round about way. Maps are fun to dream and plan over.

Dan and Tara said...

I still love maps. Not a big fan of the GPS... You are not alone! T

SAHMinIL said...

NO GPS here, we print off google maps anytime we aren't sure about where we are going. :)

Salzwedel Family said...

We do not own a GPS, but anytime we are going somewhere out of our comfort zone I borrow my moms. I actually would love to have one - the Christmas list is a good idea!

K-Sue said...

You are not the last.

crispy said...

I am wondering if it is a visual thing. I love to see the whole map and the entire route.

Glad to know that I am not the last one. When I realized that both sets of grandparents owned one, I was beginning to wonder. =)

fitncrafty said...

No GPS here. I have a big laminated atlas of the area I live in... I use it when it makes sense and I love google maps too!

Jen said...

No GPS in either of our two vehicles! But I do use MapQuest a lot instead of pulling out a road map - much easier!

Sharon said...

i don't have one either... just hasn't made it to the top of my list. My hubby could probably use one, but he doesn't even have a cell phone -- a bit of a ludite! No way would he use a GPS... He just likes getting lost!

Blessing!

I'll also invite you to swing by if you have the chance today -- I host a weekly carnival on JOY and I'm betting you might have some of that to share!

Sean and Lisa said...

Nope, no GPS here either however I will admit that I really should have one! I am soooo directionally challenged! LOL!

Hevel said...

Didn't use gps till I moved to Israel. I couldn't live without it now.

Lea Whittaker said...

My mom got me one when we moved and I was very thankful. I couldn't focus on where I needed to go with the two little ones. It does make you lazy though in some ways and you cannot always trust it. Our house doesn't even show up on a GPS. There are a lot of adv and disadv to it.

Karen said...

We do not have a GPS.... no DVR or texting on the phone :) I do however think I would like to have a GPS
I always print out on mapquest and have one the kids direct me :)

hadassahrose said...

No GPS here, but we make good use of Google Maps. :)

(found your blog while hopping from one to another)

Peace.

Crystal said...

I LOVE my GPS!!!! But I didn't use it as much back home in MI. Now since we have moved to D.C. temporarily I have almost had to have it. It has been a huge help in finding parks, libraries, grocery stores that are hard to find in a HUGE city.

I liked it back in Michigan, but I knew most every where I needed to go. When you are with AGRESSIVE drivers and LARGE buildings, I highly recommend it : )

Tim and Susan said...

We don't have one either...but we would love to have one. Especially in Japan with all the little no-named roads, terribly confusing.

Cristy said...

My sessions a couple of years ago in our Tuesay co-op was teaching map skills. I cannot stand to get lost. It scares me, it makes me mad, it aggravates me to know end. To me, a good map will get you far.

Lee and Bev said...

We've had our sailing GPS for several years. A small but very useful and appropriate GPS...and we just bought one this week for our traveling around on land. It is another way for us to compensate as we get older. We got lost last Sunday night - looking for someone's house. It was frustrating and embarassing. We also use google maps and our trusty Rand McNally is dog eared and falling apart.

carrie said...

With all the traveling Thomas does, he ended up getting one for work this year, and we have been able to enjoy using it on trips, etc. I love it. It is not perfect - but very helpful!

Annie said...

I don't have one either....but the other night, in the dark when I was late picking up Zhen from his friend's house in a contiguous city, and was just trying to operate by the google map directions....I REALLY wanted one!

Smith Schoolhouse said...

I still prefer maps- old fashion in that way. Garmin has gotten me lost a handful of times and I just can't rely on her.