actually it might have also burped
I don't know what happened, but our GPS certainly didn't navigate correctly this past Sunday. We call her Lola, but that's another story for another day.
So, we decided since we had a more reliable vehicle to do a day trip after church on Sunday. We picked Sedona which is roughly 65-70 miles away from us, depending on which route you take, freeway or over mountain. We chose freeway, having been on the mountain road before to go to another city.
We figured church got out at about 10:15, with driving time through some mountain roads we would be on, we'd be there in Sedona around lunchtime.
Hubby programmed into Lola the route to Sedona and after church, I turned Lola on and brought up the route for Sedona. It said 95 miles to get there, which I commented to hubby I thought was higher than how far away it was from us, but we just started driving.
We followed Lola's commands explicitly. She told us to take this exit, we did. She said turn right here, we did.
We kept climbing up into the mountains and ended up ultimately at 7450 altitude. The view was pretty and different than I remembered from Sedona when I had been years before, but we had taken in a different route that time coming in from California side.
We both commented how we hadn't seen signs for how many miles to Sedona, although had seen it for other cities. Finally, when Lola said we were 3.6 miles from our destination and it looked like this, we knew something was wrong.
Because Sedona has a lot of rocks and this certainly wasn't rocks. Hubby got out his cell phone and googled "how far is it to Sedona" from where we were at. We were 75 miles AWAY from Sedona, although Lola told us we were 3.6 miles away from our destination. We decided to see where she would take us, but part was on a dirt road and we didn't want to go on a dirt road with a new vehicle.
So we decided options. Meanwhile, as we had been driving, we had passed down the road from where we stopped a cafe and a gas station. We thought we'd stop into the cafe and see if it looked okay for lunch as it was now a little past noon and we were FAR AWAY from Sedona and really any other civilization.
So we stopped here. I have to admit, I always get a little leery about eating at places like this; I wonder how fresh the food is, etc.
Hubby feasted on this.
And me on this. Both delicious and we didn't end up with food poisoning.
It was gorgeous up there; 78 degrees with a nice breeze. We had traveled through temps as high as 100 degrees. The cafe was really nice and friendly. We don't really know what happened with the GPS and how we ended up in Happy Jack, Arizona (where this cafe is) instead of Sedona, but we were glad we did because honestly otherwise I don't think we would ever have had a reason to be up there except for Lola's error.
On the way back down the mountain, we detoured to Cottonwood and found this place.
and enjoyed a little of this
All in all a pleasant day, except for Lola's burp or hiccup. We're going to give her another chance this next weekend as we are planning to try for Sedona again. This time we'll be wiser and program her and hubby's cell phone for the same location and make sure they coordinate with their directions.
Has your GPS ever done such a thing?