I pride myself on my sense of direction. And I’m really good at reading maps. But somehow, since we have the GPS in our car, we have gotten lost more than ever. On a recent trip, the above picture is a dirt road we found ourselves on, at 8pm, at the end of a 10 hour journey, and this “road” was what the GPS put us onto. Meanwhile, the highway was 5 miles north, and there was of course no reason for us to be on this one-lane fire road climbing up and then down a mountain. (Note: this is our car’s built in GPS, the Tom Tom portable GPS has it’s own different sense of direction from our car’s, but it has gotten us lost too.) The Google directions on my phone seem to work somewhat better, but then that drains the battery. Furthermore, once we get to where we are going, we don’t really have a sense of what is around us, since we don’t actually have to really find our way there. I’m thinking we should just go back to good old maps. What do you do?