“A”dventures in the big city

Hubs and I have only lived in the city for a year or so. (For him, I’ve been there even less.)

And it’s a big city. That means we don’t know where everything is.

And we sometimes get lost.

And by “get lost” I mean miss the exit because I haven’t been able to read the GPS instructions (or I stop paying attention) and miss the road we’re supposed to turn on so Hubs has to make a U-turn. Which he doesn’t mind to do.

I don’t like doing it, though.

However, I don’t mind being lost and missing roads. It makes me feel like we’re exploring.  I just mind making U-turns really quickly when there’s a semi coming at us.

The past weeks of driving around looking around in neighborhoods for houses that are for sale.

Let’s just say we’ve made a lot of U-turns lately.

What about you? Ever get lost? Does it bother you? If it does, how do you get over it?

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12 thoughts on ““A”dventures in the big city

  1. Arlee Bird

    If I’m not in a hurry I don’t mind too much getting lost. It seems like I tend to get lost when I need to be somewhere. It probably just seems like a long time to find my way because I’m stressed by time.

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    • I so agree! I don’t mind getting lost if I’m not in a hurry. I think that is the key! Thanks for stopping by! And thanks for the comment!

  2. Yay! I’m so glad you are doing the A to Z challenge! When I saw your name under mine, I was like, Oh! I know her! 🙂

    Anywhoo, I heard somewhere that getting lost when you move into a big city is a good idea because that’s how you find all the great hole-in-the-wall restaurants. But, yes, I agree, U-turns and semis are just scary in general, especially when combined together. 🙂

    • For sure! We haven’t found any great little restaurants yet, but I’ll start looking the next time we get all turned around! Great idea, thanks!

  3. I have a terrible sense of direction! You will discover cool things by getting lost, just try to get lost with someone you like being with!

    • Hubs is great for being lost with. He’s fun to spend time with, he drives, doesn’t get upset, and he’s cute! Thanks for stopping by! And for the comment!

  4. here from A-Z… also a newlywed wife (7 months) except we’re on our second go around with three boys, 17, 10 and 11. 🙂

    And let me tell ya darlin’, I get lost ALL THE TIME. I work for the Post Office, and drive for 4-5 hours a day…. I literally go in circles all day long. You’d think that would make it impossible to get lost, but no.


    Hi. I’m Juli, and I’m directionally challenged.

    • Hi Julie! Thanks for stopping by, and for taking the time to leave a comment! I think being a mail”person” would be a fun job. Glad I’m not the only one getting lost all the time!

  5. It’s a long standing joke in the family about my sense of direction…or rather lack of one. My parents threw me a birthday party one year and had it in the backyard. I came home and there was a note on the front door with a map and fully detailed directions on how to find the back yard…. sheesh.. lol.

    • That’s too funny! I guess I shouldn’t complain too much if I can get around our little neighborhood. Plus, I have my phone’s GPS. Thankfully!
      Thanks for reading! And for the comment!

  6. Oh… well we have been married for over 30 years – which means that getting lost is no longer quite so much fun. Especially if your OH has no sense of direction, but refuses to ask anyone in the street – unless they look local. How on earth are you supposed to infer whether someone is local or not? LOL!

    • My Hubs doesn’t like to stop for directions either, but he will if needed. And I have no idea about the local. Except that thugs and gangster-types usually are pretty likely to be close to home, right? I guess that doesn’t make me any more likely to stop and ask, though!
      Thanks for the comment!

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