It’s longer but it’s shorter

@JudyEv (126018)
Bunbury, Australia
August 10, 2017 1:58am CST
You’d think someone would have made a mistake saying this but actually it can make sense. When we’re trying to decide where to go while we’re travelling in France, we’ll put the name of a town into the GPS and she’ll chug away for a minute or two and come up with a route. I was going to put ‘suitable’ route but that wouldn’t be quite accurate either. Doris, the GPS, has different ideas about routes that might or might not be ‘suitable’. Often she will offer several routes in different colours which led Vince to say that the ‘blue’ route was longer but it was shorter. So ‘longer’ in the sense of distance but ‘shorter’ in terms of time. So ‘long’ and ‘short’ aren’t always opposites. I haven’t been able to think of any other instances where supposed opposites can be used in this way. Perhaps you can. Another photo from our ‘mountain climbing’ days.
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@xFiacre (4569)
• Ireland
10 Aug 17
@judyev Sorry, I'm not sufficiently awake to pursue that just now!
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@vandana7 (66045)
• India
10 Aug 17
Wake up now!!! @pgntwo...this post is interesting for you from potato land.
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@JudyEv (126018)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Aug 17
I love being in the northern hemisphere! I'm actually awake when other people are - well, most of them anyway.
@JudyEv (126018)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Aug 17
@vandana7 You're right. It does seem his sort of question, doesn't it?
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@m_audrey6788 (13665)
• Philippines
10 Aug 17
I agree..it is all about decision making options
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@JudyEv (126018)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Aug 17
I laughed at first but then it made perfect sense.
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• Philippines
11 Aug 17
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14 Aug 17
@JudyEv Yes. I think so too. It makes sense and could be something new.
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@dollaboy (6223)
10 Aug 17
It happens sometimes. You cannot trust GPS still. It's still in stages of improvement lol
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@JudyEv (126018)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Aug 17
Our GPS still needs quite a bit of improvement I think.
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14 Aug 17
Needs improvement and everything needs improvement but I think it has matured anyway...
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@franxav (5197)
10 Aug 17
Long and short of it is that if you see beauty in nature it is everlasting. "A thing of beauty is joy forever."
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@JudyEv (126018)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Aug 17
That's a great quote isn't it? I never get sick of Nature's wonderful creations.
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@TRBRocks420 (79402)
• Banks, Oregon
10 Aug 17
Very cool photo and, yes longer is sometimes shorter in time lol.
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@JudyEv (126018)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Aug 17
I thought it was very clever that it sounds so 'wrong' but is actually correct.
@vandana7 (66045)
• India
10 Aug 17
Interesting. Fat chance and slim chance?
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@JudyEv (126018)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Aug 17
Yes, that's a goody.
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@vandana7 (66045)
• India
10 Aug 17
@JudyEv ... Well, sometimes, I get lucky...
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@kobesbuddy (49426)
• East Tawas, Michigan
10 Aug 17
I get it, one focus is on miles, while the other one is on time:)
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@JudyEv (126018)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Aug 17
You're quite right so while it sounds 'wrong' it is actually quite acceptable.
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@kobesbuddy (49426)
• East Tawas, Michigan
10 Aug 17
@JudyEv It took a minute, but now I understand!:)
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• Jacksonville, Florida
10 Aug 17
I love that picture!
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@JudyEv (126018)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Aug 17
It's like we're going to launch off into outer space!
@JohnRoberts (59962)
• Los Angeles, California
10 Aug 17
I don't have GPS and use maps for routes which offers old fashioned reliability.
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@JudyEv (126018)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Aug 17
Stick with your maps. There will be much less frustration.
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@rebelann (41927)
• El Paso, Texas
10 Aug 17
That road looks narrow. Yeah, short cuts aren't always short.
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@JudyEv (126018)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Aug 17
That's very true. We've been on some terrible 'short cuts' sometimes.
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@rebelann (41927)
• El Paso, Texas
10 Aug 17
The less traveled path even when longer is usually the best way to go @JudyEv
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@JudyEv (126018)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Aug 17
@rebelann That's very true. I love Robert Frost's poetry.
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@Hannihar (38103)
9 Mar
I have found that GPS does not always work. I heard of people ending up in areas where they shouldn't.
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@JudyEv (126018)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Mar
They have led us down roads where our motor-home couldn't really fit.
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@Hannihar (38103)
12 Mar
@JudyEv Here I have heard stories that people because of their GPS ends up in wrong places.
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@sueznewz2 (10067)
• Alicante, Spain
11 Aug 17
I love 'scenic routes and mountain roads' but I don't always trust GPS'
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@JudyEv (126018)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Aug 17
I think it is a bad idea to trust the GPS completely.
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@sueznewz2 (10067)
• Alicante, Spain
11 Aug 17
@JudyEv yup...., me too ...
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@Tracy04 (10870)
• Malaysia
11 Aug 17
When I see the picture, I know I will have a smooth or rough road, but I also know that God will be with me each step of my way.
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@JudyEv (126018)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Aug 17
And really that is all you need to know.
@Tracy04 (10870)
• Malaysia
11 Aug 17
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@valmnz (12756)
• New Zealand
12 Aug 17
I know what you mean! And it all depends on how much time ou have and how much scenic viewing you want to include, doesn't it!
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@JudyEv (126018)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Aug 17
That's true. Doris is very clever in some ways. She has worked out that we take much longer than a fancy sedan to get somewhere and she allows us extra time.
@Ceerios (4756)
• Goodfellow, Texas
10 Aug 17
@JudyEv - Ms Judy - The road in your photograph looks to be a wee bit on the scary side of things - but scenic enough to ride on during a vacation trip such as the one you guys are making at the moment. Have fun. -Gus-
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@JudyEv (126018)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Aug 17
As in the US, we were driving on the right-hand side but luckily I was near the middle of the road so all was well!
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@Fleura (7195)
• United Kingdom
28 Aug
Yes we have the same situation every time we come to north Wales; the longest route is the shortest in time and vice versa. You can have the same apparent opposites with hard and soft; for example walking in snow is hard because it's soft.