The stars at night are big and bright...

The stars at night are big and bright...
The stars at night are big and bright...

Thursday, March 1, 2012

On The Road Again

Made a quick hotshot run to Midland yesterday. Cha-Ching! That's a quick way to knock out a payment on the Mercedes and spend a beautiful day driving thru Texas at the same time.


I also got a bonus out of the deal. When I jumped on I-20, 4 Richard Childress Racing trucks went by and I fell in behind Kevin Harvick's rig. Unfortunately I didn't have my camera to take any pics and worse, I didn't have a radio in my pickup to talk to them. But it was cool to run in their convoy for a bit.

I was impressed with my GPS. I got instructions on how to get to where I was going, but they were pretty confusing. The yard was at the Midland Airport. THAT is one messed up place. Not sure who is responsible for drawing up the road plans on that place.  When I put the address in my GPS, it wasn't valid. But it gave me another address on the street and I chose that one. Lo and behold it guided me right to the gate.

1 comment:

an Donalbane said...

Mapping software databases are, well, all over the map.

MapPoint's database totally sucks for addresses in Wise county and along the 287 corridor, as it fails to distinguish between the main and business highways, and frequently won't even attempt to locate an address, only the road.

On the plus side, most of the time they are better than flipping through an atlas, though.