My mom called from her car to ask for directions....

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    Jun 26, 2012 5:20 PM GMT
    I asked her where she was.

    She said, "I see the backs of houses."


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    Jun 26, 2012 5:21 PM GMT
    She was driving on the beach?
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    Jun 26, 2012 5:28 PM GMT
    I thought I saw this on here a couple weeks ago ??? icon_eek.gificon_neutral.gificon_question.gif
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    Jun 26, 2012 5:29 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidShe was driving on the beach?



    omg LOL

    Likely she was driving down an alley or back lane.
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    Jun 26, 2012 6:03 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidShe was driving on the beach?

    I don't get it.
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    Jun 26, 2012 6:04 PM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidI thought I saw this on here a couple weeks ago ??? icon_eek.gificon_neutral.gificon_question.gif

    I cant help you there, buddy.
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    Jun 26, 2012 8:35 PM GMT
    Mom needs a Garmin and you to program it.
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    Jun 26, 2012 11:42 PM GMT
    If she has an iPhone, and if everything is set up, you could "find her iPhone".
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    Jun 27, 2012 12:11 AM GMT
    Reminds me of when my mom got lost coming to my house for the weekend. Ugh, that sucked. So we let her continue to drive around her home town but I started having her take a taxi-type-towncar to me or to my brothers. That way she could still get around and it was comfortable for her. I had the same driver fetch her every weekend; he'd carry her little doggie's carrier onto my porch. It was all kind of sad but cute.

    Eventually we had to take her car away entirely. The day we took her keys (which was a nightmare), I had a daily driver for her so she could remain as independent as possible. Those were some rough years. But ya gotta do what ya gotta do.

    Not much detail to the facepalm post but you might need to be monitoring your mom's driving to keep her and the public safe. Or at least fit her car with some life jackets in case she winds up in someone's swimming pool.
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    Jun 27, 2012 1:52 AM GMT
    beneful1 saidMom needs a Garmin and you to program it.
    The "navigation feature" (GPS) on my $125 smartphone from Wal-Mart WAY outperforms my $1200 Garmin GPS (has standard Garmin Nuvi driving software + 'Aviation Mode' with full airport database and XM Weather/Nexrad + Air Traffic Collision Avoidance System).

    The phone takes me to the front door of places. The Garmin takes me within a block or two and tries to make me drive circles around a place instead of showing me where it is. I'll never buy another Garmin product for driving, but their aviation stuff is top notch.