Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Amusing Situation

I just had to share this with everyone.

This morning I was telling my daughters that their grandparents (my parents) left today for a 2 month (car) trip to California.  My exact words were, at approximately 7:30, were:  "Grandma and Grandpa should be across the border by now."

The girls came running into my office to "see where they are on the computer".  What they expected to see was a map with a GPS position for them and to see the picture from a webcam.  Last March some good friends of ours went on a cruise for a month.  So, during the time they were away, each morning I would bring up on the computer the webcam from the deck and the map with the GPS position of their ship.  This is what my daughters automatically thought about seeing as their grandparents are on vacation.

I had to explain that their grandparents were driving, in the Jeep and that we couldn't see them on the computer, and that they were not on a ship.  Thankfully, my father left me a paper map with the route plotted on it, which I now having hanging  up for the girls to follow.

However, when I think about this concept... we now have the ability to have GPS units on buses and see where they are in Transportation Departments.  How long will it be until we can do the same with passenger vehicles?

Have a great day!

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