Earlier this week, I was staying in Burlington, Massachusetts. On my way to Burlington, my GPS stopped working. Normally, this wouldn’t be a problem, I’ve been to Burlington often enough that I don’t really need directions. However, the day after I arrived in Burlington, I had to drive to a specific address in Georgetown, MA. I needed my GPS for that. I decided to use my phone.
I checked with my daughter to see which map-app she liked best. She pointed me in the right direction and I decided to test the app in my hotel room. I entered my destination address, I pushed start – virtual whir whir whir – I got my first voice command and an estimated time of arrival 57 minutes later.
That’s what I needed.
I don’t like to be late. I wanted the time estimate so I knew when to leave. Early the next morning, I went to my car, plugged in my phone, pressed all the right keys, got my first voice command and off I went. When I received the third or fourth voice command, I looked at the screen. I had been on the road for about 10 minutes and the map-app was telling me I had 13 minutes left. When I check the directions the day before, it was during the afternoon rush hour. The morning rush goes the other way.
The nice thing about arriving more than 30 minutes early for a meeting in a quaint little New England town is that there are doors to photograph. I followed a sign to Town Hall, because a town hall in New England means a high likelihood of old. Lucky me, across the street from Town Hall is an old house and kitty-corner to them both is the Congregational Church every New England town has. On my way back, I found a parking spot. I walked around a little, snagging a few more doors. A little farther up the road, I stumbled upon a one-room schoolhouse that has been restored. Sitting next to the school is a museum.
I didn’t have time to do much research. The little I found is included in the captions. You can click on any photo to start a slideshow that includes the full captions.
In case you don’t know, this post, like every other Thursday post on this blog, is part of Norm Frampton’s wonderfully addictive Thursday Doors weekly blogfest. If you want to participate, or if you just want to see some beautiful doors, leave a little early and set your map-app for Norm’s place. Find a parking place, and poke around Norm’s page to see his doors. Then, click on the blue frog to sign in and add your door or find everybody else’s doors.