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Friday, March 13, 2009

garbage in, garbage out

mapquest and your GPS are only as good as the information they're programmed with.

Becca is taking the SAT tomorrow. by the time she enrolled for the test, she was closed out of the test center in or school district. the closest test center that still had seats available was in Lake Ronkonkoma, which is about a 25 minute drive from here. Neither of us had ever been to Lake Ronkonkoma, and we had no idea where the school was.

so, at the suggestion of her SAT tutor, Becca and I decided to do a practice drive to the test site tonight.

I am sooooo glad we did.

seems there's a difference between "Lake Ronkonkoma" and "Ronkonkoma", the school says it's in Lake Ronkonkoma, but it's acctually in Ronkonkoma, and the directions we got from Google Maps were just plain wrong. And my GPS was no help either.

we rode around Ronkonkoma/Lake Ronkonkoma for about 45 minutes (with memories of looking for our hotel in Boston coming back to us) when we quite accidentally stumbled on the right street and miraculously found the school.

of course we made sure to copy down our own directions.

can you imagine if we hadn't done a practice drive, if we'd gotten lost on the way to the test?


Christina said...

Oh my! Good job doing the dry run.

songbird's crazy world said...

Dropped her off this morning without any issues. It was so easy, now that I knew where I was going.

Joyce-Anne said...

I'm glad you had time for a test run lol. :)

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