Finishing up a rainy but great week on the Left Coast, I start looking ahead to some social arrangements with friends upon my return to, and before my next departure from, Ottawa.
Given an unfamiliar suggested rendezvous, I naturally ask Google Maps to find it and to give me a sense of how long it will take to get there from my home.
At least, that’s what I mean to ask. Instead, I ask for directions from My Location: Comox BC. Oops. And OMG. Google Maps gets as excited as I’ve ever seen it.
Watch out! This route includes a ferry.
Yes, that would be to get off Vancouver Island. It’s OK.
Alert! This route has tolls.
OK, I might reasonably expect to hit toll roads or bridges somewhere in the 4,564 km. What’s next?
Argghh!! This route crosses through the Excited States of America.
Thanks, I can see that, although most of the states actually crossed are calm, bordering on boring, frankly. Anything else?
Oh no! Your destination is in a different time zone.
A different time zone? That tears it. I’m not going. I’m so glad I checked.