Embarrassing confession. I always get lost when I go somewhere for the first time. I thought I'd be okay because usually I don't travel with a GPS and this time I was equipped with a GPS. On top of that, I looked up the address on Google Maps on top of that, so I know ahead of time how I'm getting there (which routes so I have a mental map).
I was on my way to Norris Dam State Park to participate in a guided hike of wildflowers that I mentioned in an earlier post on spring plans. This was a program offered by the park, free of charge to the public. All that it would cost me was time and gas money. Tennessee has a great diversity of wildflowers that have short growing seasons, so I wanted to take advantage of that.
Knowing that I have a tendency to get lost going somewhere for the first time, I did all the pre-trip planning. However, with parks and addresses, the address will lead you to a specific part of the park, but not necessarily where you want to go. I figured it would be fine though because once I get to the park, I could figure it out from there. Wrong! So I go to the west side of the park, wandered around and finally realized that I wasn't where I wanted to be. By that time, I was too late to hope of joining any guided hikes. Even when I got to the other side of the park, it wasn't clear to me where I should have gone in the first place... Oh well, I saw many pretty trees, a nice dam, and beautiful blue waters.
As they say, better luck next time!!!