Detour

United States
November 14, 2015 1:22pm CST
I had to leave this morning and had to take a detour since whoever was working on the railroad tracks. I followed the signs and got to familiar territory. Then going home I got more detour signs. I got lost. I recognized street names, but went out of my way and ended downtown. I did get home with five minutes extra driving but I did get home. Railroad fixings going on tomorrow, but I don't have to go anywhere. What a relief.
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@valmnz (12744)
• New Zealand
14 Nov 15
When it comes to a detour I intend to follow the person in front and hope they're heading in the same direction I am
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@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
14 Nov 15
@valmnz..me too or we both are in trouble..hahaha
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@valmnz (12744)
• New Zealand
14 Nov 15
@Rosekitty but at least you'll both end up wherever it is. My sense of direction is appalling.
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• United States
14 Nov 15
I'm glad no one followed me home; they'd have been lost, too.
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• United States
14 Nov 15
I like detours! It helps me learn how to get lost better! LOL
7 people like this
• Bucharest, Romania
14 Nov 15
what does detour mean?
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• United States
14 Nov 15
@Cristi_Ichim Your normal route from one point to another is blocked due to construction or disaster and the people working the area put up signs to get around it.
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• United States
14 Nov 15
Yeah, they can help you get lost better. I had to get myself unlost.
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@jstory07 (69923)
• Roseburg, Oregon
14 Nov 15
I have gotten lost before because of detour signs and I have lived here for over forty years.
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• United States
14 Nov 15
Luckily, I don't come across many.
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@amadeo (73281)
• United States
14 Nov 15
This happen to me a few times.But now with the GPS.very seldom get lost
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• United States
14 Nov 15
That's good.I have to rely on my own instincts, so it's so so.
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@Marcyaz (35606)
• United States
14 Nov 15
@wetnosedogs I love my GPS although not all of them are so accurate.
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• United States
14 Nov 15
@Marcyaz , With the detour, my route was not so accurate.
@Jessicalynnt (47880)
• Centralia, Missouri
14 Nov 15
sometimes it's fun to just drive around my town, learn the streets and find little interesting things like odd yawn art and stuff
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• United States
14 Nov 15
a little adventure like that is good. I just waned to get home.
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@Marcyaz (35606)
• United States
14 Nov 15
That is the only way to learn the different areas and to find interesting things and places.
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
14 Nov 15
It wasn't too bad if it only cost you 5 minutes, it could have been a lot worse
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• United States
14 Nov 15
I hate to think of worse. I was just so happy to get home.
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@Marcyaz (35606)
• United States
14 Nov 15
It could have been a half hour of lost time so five minutes isn't bad.
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@Marcyaz (35606)
• United States
14 Nov 15
@wetnosedogs I bet you were happy to arrive home safely.
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@cindiowens (3937)
• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
14 Nov 15
I hate detours. My sense of direction is horrible.
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@Marcyaz (35606)
• United States
14 Nov 15
Used to be I might get lost but I always managed to find my way, now with GPS it is much easier to find your way.
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• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
14 Nov 15
@Marcyaz Yeah, if I could figure out the GPS thingy. lol
• United States
14 Nov 15
Yes, I don't know my directions either.
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@LeaPea2417 (22038)
• Toccoa, Georgia
14 Nov 15
It is good you don't have anywhere to go tomorrow.
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• United States
14 Nov 15
Yes, I am happy about that. Staying home tomorrow.
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@Marcyaz (35606)
• United States
14 Nov 15
Sometimes those detours can help you in case you get lost at some time then you will know where you are at just because of the detour.
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@rhpinc (1416)
• Las Vegas, Nevada
19 Nov 15
That why I take so many different ways to get somewhere!
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• United States
20 Nov 15
As long as you don't get lost.
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@rhpinc (1416)
• Las Vegas, Nevada
20 Nov 15
@wetnosedogs Can't get lost if you know the way(s) lol :)
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@rhpinc (1416)
• Las Vegas, Nevada
20 Nov 15
@wetnosedogs But getting lost does suck lol :)
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@gudheart (12741)
18 Nov 15
I hate when things like that happen as I can get easily lost!
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• United States
18 Nov 15
Yes, It is not a comfortable feeling.
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@gudheart (12741)
18 Nov 15
@wetnosedogs I have a sat nav in case such things do happen!
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@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
15 Nov 15
I don't care for detours, especially when you are driving out of town and don't know where you are going. We have had this happen several times when traveling.
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• United States
15 Nov 15
That kind of detour does not sound like fun at all.
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@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
16 Nov 15
@wetnosedogs It isn't any fun at all. You are not familiar with the area and so afraid that you will get lost.
@Susan2015 (21698)
• United States
15 Nov 15
That would most likely happen to me to as I can get lost easily. Glad you made it home safely.
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• United States
15 Nov 15
I was worried about getting lost. When I end up downtown, I am lost. I' was glad to get home.
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@Susan2015 (21698)
• United States
15 Nov 15
@wetnosedogs Know that feeling very well, am always glad to get home.
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17 Nov 15
glad it didn't add too much time to your drive
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• United States
17 Nov 15
Yes, I was so happy to get home.
@suziecat7 (3393)
• Asheville, North Carolina
16 Nov 15
Detours can be disorienting for sure. Especially when you're used to traveling the same route all the time.
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• United States
17 Nov 15
You got that right.
@sallypup (28535)
• Moses Lake, Washington
16 Nov 15
Last year road crews were working on the road nearest to us so I ended up driving for miles out of my way in order to get to town. I am delighted that is done and over with for now.
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• United States
16 Nov 15
What a mess. I am sure you are glad it is done.
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• United States
16 Nov 15
Even though I've been living here for a few years I'm not entirely familiar with the area. If I got a detour I'd probably get very lost as I only know how to get from point A to point B. I dont' have a GPS in my car
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• United States
16 Nov 15
I don't have GPS either.
@PainsOnSlate (20535)
• Canada
16 Nov 15
I hate it when I get lost but it happens when I'm forced like you to go a different way. (while in the city) I love where i live and the country around it because i can't get lost. I love the area.
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• United States
16 Nov 15
A very good reason to love where you are.
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• Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
16 Nov 15
I hate detours, I usually end up getting lost unless I follow someone else who has been rerouted
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• United States
16 Nov 15
Detours are a big headache.
@JudyEv (134917)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Nov 15
We ran into a lot of detour signs when we were in Europe. I'm sure we went miles out of our way sometimes.
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• United States
16 Nov 15
Oh no! Glad you made it through all those detours okay.