My father was in the Army and back in the late 1970’s, he was posted to Germany. I can remember our tank-like Cougar maneuvering through small Bavarian mountain villages, barreling down the autobahn, climbing the Swiss Alps and exploring Italian towns.
About 15 years ago, I spent a summer working in Germany. I rented a car one weekend and drove through Bavaria and up to Berlin. Despite getting lost a time or two in Berlin, I did pretty well and managed to see the things I wanted to.
Just six years ago, we moved to South Korea where I managed to drive through a good portion of the country with only a map, vague directionsand occasionally a person who spoke Korean with me.
Now we’re living in Germany. And, apparently, I’ve gone soft. We brought our GPS with us. And there is literally only one route where I don’t use it. Seriously, people. I’ve become utterly dependent on that small electronic box on my windshield. I can’t remember how I managed in Korea. I certainly can’t imagine how my parents got around Europe in the last century (yes, I went there before one of you did!).
Am I the only one GPS-dependent, at least OCONUS?