Well we learned a very good lesson this past weekend....always ask directions! We had gotten an address for the theatre my daughter was supposed to be performing at, but we didn't worry about directions since we had our trusty old GPS-- at least we <thought> it was trusty!
It turns out the theatre where she was performing was brand new and not yet registered on the system. To make matters worse, there was the exact same street address based on "east" or "west", but the designation was never in the system because there was never a "west" to worry about.
I know it sounds confusing-- think how we felt lost in the middle of the boonies when our system told us we had "arrived" and we were looking at a regional park, which consisted of a lot of nothing but pretty little hillsides.
We were so far out we didn't even have cell service to call anyone.
We immediately turned ourselves around and started going the opposite direction. As soon as we had cell service we called and found out that we weren't the only ones in this predicament!
The moral of the story is never just assume your GPS system will work and get you to a job on time-- ALWAYS ask for directions directly!
Luckily, the show went beautifully and she didn't let the stress impact her performance.
Hope you all can learn from our mistake!