Friday, May 20, 2011

GPS Recommended



Map of Rome for tourists.


Map of Rome based in reality.

Next time in Rome I'm going to have a Tom-Tom stuck to my forehead with a suction cup. We must have walked an extra 15 miles just being lost. I had moments when I felt like a rat in some sadistic scientist's experiment. On the bright side the maze was lined with gelato stands, pizzerias and pretty girls on scooters, and every 50 meters there was a basilica to visit and pray for God's direction in my life.

7 comments:

UF said...

Couldn't agree more, Babba. GPS has saved my butt a number of times in Europe, especially driving, but even walking around.

D- said...

How did we ever function without the Tom Tom? .....I think we used to use a map. Strange thing ....a map.

M- said...

Are you back on American soil, Babba?

Babba Gi said...

We arrived with a few maps and a compass. However, Roma is a maze of alleys, plazas, and streets that have two names, or whose names change every 100 meters. Along with the narrow streets, no reference points it is unique. Of course not being able to communicate makes it more frustrating; not that I would ever ask for directions. Watching Ben drive listening to his Tom-Tom in Roma was similar to a pilot landing a plane in the fog by instruments.

Babba-Gi said...

We got home Thurs.

goober said...

We also sometimes used Jon-Jon, but he got us lost.

Welcome back to the States and thanks for bringing us dry, sunny weather!

Monica Ell said...

I like your blog! I'll probably never get to some of the places you've posted. I've barely gotten out of Oregon ... except when we cruised for 18 years on our boat to Canada and Mexico! Now that would be something I can blog about.... hmm, good idea.