My uncle never complained. He willingly took whatever route I laid out, and I have to say, we always saw something amazing along the way. As I got older, I realized that I have what I call my "cartographic" memory.
I can go somewhere once and pretty much remember how to get there. Even places in Europe and Mexico that I've been to, I can describe how to get there. And, I can also generally find them on Google maps street view once I get my starting place right. They say that women are better at finding places by landmarks rather than by directions, and it drives my husband crazy when I tell him to "turn at the market, then drive until you see the yellow house where you make a right and there's an apple tree in the front yard." But that's how I remember places.
And, now, whenever we go on road trips, I play navigator. Although, having a GPS is turning out to be quite the adventure in and of itself...
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