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Friday, July 8, 2016

Boerne, Texas? Dang...lost again!

We had to go to San Antonio to see yet another eye specialist.  Looked online and there were three ways from Del Rio to arrive at this location.  It is not like we were on a vacation...so was not interested in scenic routes...just the quickest way to get there.

Made more flash cards from cereal boxes so I could use large print in order to be able to successfully read the directions.  I think I needed to see this eye doctor more than mother, but I will have to wait a while until I am able to qualify for Medicare.

Clearly saw that I needed to get off on exit 17A on the flash card...but not on the overhead sign! Unfortunately, I took another exit and it is not like I could make an U-turn.  Ended up at the Shell station on Vance Jackson.

None of the customers could tell me how to get to the intended location, except for the lady clerk. Thank you, thank you, thank you!  She spoke my language by using landmarks...on the corner where there is a Valero and a Jack in the Box turn left.

Was a little disappointed that this medical practice did not provide courtesy wheelchairs for their patients. We arrived more than an hour before her appointment, so at least I was happy that they immediately ushered her in.

Since this is a new doctor and I got lost coming here...it does not come as a total surprise that I would get lost trying to get home :(

I obviously need to read my old blog post and not try to think I can find my way back to Del Rio taking I-10 West...last time I did that I ended up close to Welfare, Texas.

Boerne?  Definitively lost!
Lucky for me, I only made it to Boerne, Texas.  As soon as I saw the Ancira RV dealership, I knew I had gone too far.  Found my way to Fiesta Texas and thought I could ultimately find my way home, but that was not to be.

At another Shell station on Loop 1604, a very nice man driving a Corolla (that is what I drive) took mercy on me and pointed me in the correct direction.  Wasted a lot of time being lost but got home late, but safe.  The dogs were not amused...they ambushed me as soon as I got off the car and demanded to be fed!

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams...I think I may have being lost in San Antonio nightmares!

12 comments:

  1. Assuming the eye guy is in or around the medical center, there is just no easy way to get there. And once you're there to get a decent parking spot is another confusing challenge. As much as I hate it I have found that Loop 410 to Babcock is the most direct and easiest way. I avoid 1604 at all cost. Coming from the west you are getting in some of the worst traffic we have to offer and the I-10/1604 exchange is the worst of the worst. They don't call 1604 "Death Loop" for nothing. Good luck in the future as it is easy to get lost in SA since a lot of the main roads used to be cattle trails!

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    1. Here I was happy that the appointment was in the afternoon and I would not have to deal with morning rush hour traffic but like in any big city road work and traffic are a constant.

      Well, at least I got to see the newer parts of the city though I wish their turnarounds were more closely spaced.

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  2. Heck, I once got lost in a small town that only had two red lights. Now that takes talent. Glad I am not the only one that has trouble with the terrible road signs and directions.

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    1. The problem Dizzy is not the road signs or directions...it is my poor eyesight :(

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  3. I can sympathize with you on the poor eyesight. By the time the signs are read and understood, I am past them. I'm considering getting another GPS, but don't know how long I'll be driving or how much driving I'll have to do in unfamiliar territory.

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    1. If it was not for the various travel as well as full time RV'ing blogs I follow, I would have never known about the existence of GPS devices.

      Not being good with technology or for that matter even personally knowing an individual that has one and whom I could lean on for help in its use, is the main reason I have not purchased one. In my case and as much as we travel to San Antonio, I think it would have come in handy yesterday.

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  4. Sad day in SPURSland. Thanks for 19 fantastic years, Timmy!

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    1. Though not totally unexpected, it did take me by surprise. He gave the game and the fans so much!

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  5. Spurs.com has a great tribute if you can link it up. I spent the entire day reading national and local articles on the web. He left an indelible mark and it's all positive. Pretty impressive in today's world. We are lucky, Ss.

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  6. Thank you for the link.

    He is a part of a very small group of elite players who have left such a positive mark on the game.

    We are indeed lucky to have had him.

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