Being Lost. | My Family Travels
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It was a sunny day in Florida, and a friend and I were travelling to St. Augustine, A historical town with a great pier to fish off of. While the rain suddenly swooped in from no where and drenched us to our cores- we remained ardent in our hunger for a prized shark. As the day rolled on and the sun creeped lower and lower below the horizon- the rain would make random apperances. Whenever our fishing trip was over we loaded up into the car and said our victory phrases regarding the fish that we caught. we dissassembled the poles and cleaned off the tackle box, closed the trunk and sat down for the ride that we will never forget. Christian clicked on his GPS and we both noticed that it was taking us on a foriegn route that we were very unsure of. Unfortunatly, it was too late to phone for advice so we figure we would put our faith in technology. To inform you, Christians car is far from standard, or even sub par… but i digress. As we were following the GPS time ticked away, 11 pm..12pm…1 am. this is when we relized that were utterly and hopelessly lost. we stopped for a minute and studied a soiled florida map by the light of an Ipod.

At this point we knew that there was a very strong possability that we had absolutly no idea where we were. We brain stormed and came to the conclusion that the GPS had led us Awry- so we thought okay, if we just go back to St. Augustine we can get directions from there. As if by that thought the wrath of some vengeful fish struck us, the GPS battery had gone out. This sounds a lot worse than you think- two people who know very little about the area and smell of dead fish and seagull and a car that has roughly 4 miles to the gallon. We had guessed that we had ended up somewhere close to where we need to be going. But instinct told us to just stay put until we could call for help.

In the morning we called Christians mom as fast we could, and she informed us that the road we needed was actually a stones throw away from where we were. Which was in fact, the most relieving thing i have ever heard in the entirety of my life. We happily drove home and slept for 12 hours before doing it all again the next day. Except that time, we didnt get hopelessly lost and we didnt catch a single thing.

 

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