The Day All Electronics Went Down
Trip Start Jul 09, 2011
33Trip End Jul 23, 2011
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The city trail I had previously taken hours to logged-in by co-ordinates into my GPS somehow malfunctioned and led us both nowhere and confused. Neither prayers or swearing worked. Of course, I had decided to trust the machine and left my lap top and maps at the beach house, so we landed winging it, again. Anyone still wonders "why" I like control and don't trust anyone/anything????
Oh! I almost forgot to mention, Cheryl Lee drove to Charlottetown and weaved herself into the Left Lane must Exit, yeah of course I giggled!
I took the wheel after our dinner to the Chinese buffet, only to get caught off guard in the bloody lane yet again! All together in those two days, we tried it twice each....so much for photographic memory?
Closing in on a day of shopping, (after all, who needs a GPS; Cheryl Lee and I only have to stick our nose outside the car windows and precisely smell the whiff of a shopping mall within miles around) we returned to the beach house and walk the shore I had previously Googled on satellite
I was already aware that my camera eats up huge amount of power per few shots, but Cheryl Lee had her camera to back up, so by all means, we should do fine.
My four sets of batteries were sucked right-out probably within the half hour photo shoot, then Cheryl Lee's batteries ran dry as well, so we walked back up to the beach house for dinner.
We started to transfer our prized photo shoot onto our lap tops when Cheryl Lee's 8 minutes lap top battery life, ran dry. She plugged in her charger who choose to die on her that particular day.
No big deal I thought, we still have 1 lap top functioning.
We both decided to charge up our camera batteries for the next day excursion, when Cheryl Lee's charger decided to kick the bucket as well.
The hair spiked on our head, electronics strike one was an unreliable GPS system, strike two were 6 sets of empty camera batteries, strike three was a deceased lap top charger and strike four was now another deceased rechargeable battery charger........at this point, Cheryl Lee mentioned an erratic car stereo-sound problem and we could only figure out that Murphy tagged along with us on this vacations. Shaking my head in disbelief, I mumbled "hum, what's next?" and Cheryl Lee replied "well Mom, worst case scenario, I can still take pictures with my iphone...if it doesn't let go too". And the curse sets in............yep, for some bloody reason, the iphone decided to freeze up, sending poor Cheryl Lee crazy.