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mapquest.jpgIf you want to venture away from major highways, or reach a rural area, beware of getting your driving directions from Mapquest.
SONH_class.jpgI just got back from Hebron, New Hampshire, home of the annual 4-day Lindy Hop dance festival, Swingout New Hampshire where me and 275 other dance fanatics spent 10-12 hours a day in joyous, sweaty dance rapture.
Unfortunately, we got our directions from Mapquest, as did several other campers. Everything was fine until the last leg of the trip when Mapquest sent us down a dirt road that was ended by a barrier in the middle of a forest.
We backtracked to the nearest house and knocked on the door. The bemused woman said “Oh, I bet you had Mapquest directions. You are not the first this week. Those roads have not existed in the 16 years I’ve lived here.”
She sent us back on our merry way, but gas stations were so few and far between, that we then ran out of gas. Sigh. We finally made it to camp, in time for dinner, ready to dance. And we had a really good laugh with the other people who’d traveled the same dead end road.
Next time: Google maps.