Don't Forget the Reality Check

CarI attended a lovely wedding in Jordan, Ontario yesterday. I had never heard of Jordan, so on Friday afternoon I hit Google after learning I was supposed to be at Cave Springs Vineyard for the wedding at 4pm.

I Googled the vineyard and found the "how to find us" page on the Cave Spring Cellars official page. Then, I copied the address and pasted it into the destination field on Google Maps. Google Maps threw down direction that would get me there in 1 hour and 11 minutes, and I printed the directions and threw them in the car.

I've highlighted the line that threw me. The locals will understand how I ended up going the wrong way. The QEW and 403 are the same highway for a stretch, and then one goes toward Niagara and the other goes toward London. The instructions clearly said to merge onto HWY-403W, so that's exactly what I did, like a good Google soldier. Of course, when I hit Brantford, home of Wayne Gretzky, my spidey senses kicked in and told me I was off course.

I missed the 4pm wedding, but I was early for the 5pm reception. Next time, I'll print the map along with the directions.


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I was in Brantford enjoying Thanksgiving with my family. You should have stopped in and joined us for pre-wedding appetizers:)
We also could have re routed you on your way as that is the proximity to where my grandparents used to have their grape farm. You must have had quite a scenic drive from the Hamiltion mountainside to the beauiful landscape of Jordan and area.

October 14, 2008 @ 12:51 PM

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