What are your landmarks? A gas station? A drugstore? A fast food place?
Now the Mensch is pretty good with directions when it comes to the big picture: interstate highways, north vs. south, and reading maps. When it comes to the small picture, the Mensch prefers to get his directions from the folks he will be visiting. In recent travels around the southeast to visit friends and family, AAA provided the TripTik map and emails did the rest.
The directions to our friends’ and relatives’ houses all had one thing in common, landmarks. Of course, some folks are better with directions than others. The directions below are all real but the names have been changed to protect the directionally challenged.
Look for CVS on your right and then turn right on Certain street. (The CVS was there but the Certain street didn’t show up for a half a mile.) The development entrance is on your left.
The sign directed visitors to the second entrance on the left. Our host was waiting at the first. After some back and forth a la Abbot and Costello, we connected. Now I know why God invented cell phones.
After you exit the interstate, go to the second traffic light. There is a Walgreen’s on the left, Sonic on the opposite corner and a gas station I don’t use. Start to move over to the left hand lane and look for the flags and banners of the entrance on the left.
If you get to the development after six, the gates are locked. Call me and I’ll come to get you. If arrive before six, follow the signs to the model homes. After the last right turn, turn left and we’re the second house on the right.
When you enter the development go to the second stop sign, maybe the third, I’m not sure. Anyway, that’s where you turn right; our house is on the left. Look for the balloon on the mailbox.
Oh, when you leave here, be sure to make a full stop at the exit. The police are waiting on the other side to ticket those who don’t make a full stop. And be sure to observe posted speed limit where the road curves; the police are usually around the bend waiting for speeders, even a few miles over the limit.
When you get off the interstate, go the same way you did last year when you visited.