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Cows, Barns, and Getting Lost in My Own Backyard

Published on July 12, 2013, by in City Chick.

As much as I love barns, I also love the cows that LIVE in barns. I guess they more like “sleep” in barns, right? They LIVE in fields and if I see them in those fields I am immediately distracted and want to stop and take pictures. This is not *always* a good thing because these fields are generally on pretty hilly roads around these part. Trucks {LARGE ones” are also on these windy roads so…I guess you can do the math. Getting lost in my own backyard {i.e these hilly areas within a 30 minute drive from my actual house} is not something I would say I *love*. But somehow I do this on a fairly regular basis!

Today I went on another photo expedition with my AWESOME friend Kim. She is my side-kick, my confidant, and my “Let’s stop anywhere!” friend. We go driving several times throughout the year and ALWAYS have a blast.

We headed over to the Rileyville intersection of Rileyville, PA, stopped at The Grange for a quick flea market looksie {I bought a Barry Mannilow LIVE album for $1.00smiley kiss Cows, Barns, and Getting Lost in My Own Backyard}, and made a right out of the lot to head down a road we had never been before. Here is what we found!

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As AWESOME as this fence looks {or maybe it just looks awesome to me 0_0}, there are a bazillion of them in the areas surrounding my house. Just like there are thousands of cows…

 

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and HUNDREDS of farms…

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So I cannot really use any of these “abundant” things as landmarks because there are just too many of them!

So I get in the Jeep, connect the GPS, and head out. I figured as long as I connected with the satellite in town, it will stay connected out in the more rural areas and all I need to do then is hit “home” and all will end well.

That is of course, until the GPS takes me a back, UNKNOWN to the hubby way to the Boy Scout Camp at which my son Zachary is working this summer. 
See, he came down with a feverish bug today {and a weird bite or something on his knee for which we will see the Dr. in the AM}, and I needed to drive to pick him up.

The hubby gave me his directions but I set up the GPS to get me there “faster”.

Yeah, okay, can you guess it took me some weird way???

It did and as I was following the instructions the little British lady inside the GPS spit out, it suddenly lost it’s voice. 

No problem, right? I can just glance at the screen and as long as I follow those little version of my car on the screen, all is good.

Um, nope.

Because the ONE road the hubby said stay on and take it’s end, suddenly CHANGED into this red line with the British lady {who apparently found her voice} started saying:

TURN AROUND WHEN POSSIBLE.

Now “my” road changed names on the GPS. I drove back. The GPS changed baxck to the road I needed, but it was NOT at the end…where the camp is supposed to be!

Are you saying to yourself “Why didn’t she just look for the name of the road on a street sign?”. 

I would have however we live IN THE MIDDLE OF NO WHERE and they have this insane method of placing road signs like every thirty miles!

I did the next best thing:

Called the hubby. I could hardly believe it when I saw I had signal.

So as not to belabor the story….he told me to go to the end of the road. I told him the road CHANGED at some point before an end. This went back and forth until he took out his old fashioned PAPER map and said the GPS is giving you the change, but just keep going and you will see it.

After a few words like “stupid living in the woods”…”no stupid signs”…”the kid can crawl home with a fever”…”ugh! THERE it is”…I told him I was there, picked up the kid and headed home.

Just so you can have an even BETTER picture of my getting lost in my own backyard….the camp is 24 minutes from my house.

I sat down, started this post, saw those pictures and realized the beauty of this area had won me out again.

Hopefully Zach will feel better in time to go back to camp in a few days.

The Hubby will be taking him.

So, how about you! Ever get lost in your own backyard? Ever fight with the little man or lady in the GPS? Feel free to share so I don’t feel like I am all alone!

This is my Day 12 Ultimate Challenge Blog!

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4 Responses

  1. Beautiful pictures. They remind me of visiting my grandparents on the farm in Mississippi…great memories. Thanks. :)

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

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    • donnao

      So glad to share :). It is therapeutic for me when I start missing NYC and that busy lifestyle. I need to keep focused on the here and now! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I often get lost in my own backyard. You are not alone. And you weren’t really alone, you had cows to keep you company.
    Your story was fun to read and your photographs were fun to look at. Thank you.
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