GPS and Still Lost.. ~ By Gabby Angel


It can’t be, how are we lost? These new GPS systems are amazing…Except when being used by certain twinnies.

Being excited to go see Bucky Covington in concert three hours away, Autumn and I thought we were all set with my GPS. As embarassing as it is to admit, Autumn and I are very directionally challenged. But we had a GPS, as I just noted…Guess what? We still got lost for a a good 30 -40 minutes, would we make this concert? We simply had to Bucky is one of Autumn’s favorite musicians and I also enjoyed him, it was pretty cool his twin brother Rocky is the drummer in his band. The Covington Brothers are also identical twins, same as Autumn and me.  Having seen them before in concert and gotten to meet them just a few months before, we were anxious to catch this one, too.

The difference, the GPS was fine the first time around. Besides we had been only traveling about an hour or so away, toward familiar territory. We had ourselves convinced this trip would be very different. Autumn and I would have smooth sailing all the way…we set out a couple hours earlier than necessary.This time around she was doing the driving.Is it really possible for us both to not follow correctly the GPS voice who’s directing us? Apparently so, because we sure made a couple wrong turns. I was arguing with the, by now, irritating voice coming out of this system. Yes, I know these voices don’t answer back or do they get bothered if you’re upset.

Poor Autumn pulled over at one point reading the written text directions. I had been repeating the exit number to her as relayed by the GPS voice, as she was concentrating on driving and traffic was pretty bad. Darn, how did I transpose the number or what exactly? OK, clearly that one was my fault and no blaming it on the GPS voice. We switched to me driving by now, Autumn getting a bit edgy and we were only maybe 45 minutes away with time to spare, I think. I got us back on track… I could do this! She repeated our last road to take and we were being told by the evil GPS we were being redirected. For real, some little road closed and we had to be re- routed because of a detour…We finally saw the fairgrounds in site! Oh my, this was stressful…We had to find parking, get our meet and greet passes. Then we had to get ourselves to the spot the concert was, we had some moving quickly to do!

We made it…I had a few minutes to check Autumn’s makeup and hair, then she checked mine. OK, all was fine…It was our turn to meet up with those Covington Brothers. They rembered us of course, so hugs and pictures all the way around, with some good chatting being done by us all. The security guys are also twin brothers, for real they are…They were kind but our time was up, we had actually gotten quite a bit extra time. Three sets of twins in the same place at the same time was interesting, fun and awfully exciting. Autumn shared one last hug with Bucky, then I had to give her a nudge to get moving to our front row seats.

The concert started shortly after that, it was awesome and what a rocking time we had. We yelled back and forth with the brothers, front row seats are great for this! The concert was over far too soon. We were back on the road and heading home before we knew it.

Did we get lost on the way home? Let’s just leave that one for everyone to ponder. 😉