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Old 01-13-09, 12:35 PM   #1
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Lost

So..what's the most lost you've ever been?
How long did it take you to find your way back to where ever you were supposed to be?
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Old 01-13-09, 12:46 PM   #2
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I'm lost right now. I'll let you know when I figure it out.
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Old 01-13-09, 01:01 PM   #3
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Couple of hours... 50 miles off course.
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When I was 15 and picking tobacco in Connecticut, They would take us to different places on Sundays. One time at an amusement park, time slipped away from my friend and I and we missed the camp bus back to camp in Simsbury.

We had no idea where we were as we were all from Florida. We just started walking but had no clue which way to go. Of course we never paid attention to HOW we got to amusement park at all. But after walking for hours we found a cop sitting in his car. I forget which city we were in but they took us to the police station and one of the camp counselors had to drive where ever we were and pick us up. This was summertime in Connecticut so it did not get dark till very late. I remember it was only an hour or so sleep for us before we were awakened by the Monday morning bell at 4:30 just in time to go to work in the fields again.

No way that would fly these days. Two 15 year olds missing the bus back to camp. Now a days the bus would not leave until all were accounted for. Back then (1968 or so) it was punishment for missing your bus.
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let's see... first ever century... old map, routes that are on the map, but not there, routes not on the map, but there, wrong turns, etc. etc.

it still ended up at around 100miles, but the ski country land was a killer, not to mention I didn't know where the F I was going. I only knew, to keep following the damn road.
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So..what's the most lost you've ever been?
How long did it take you to find your way back to where ever you were supposed to be?
When I was 17 and driving in another state on vacation I came out of a museum and ended up the wrong way in an interstate. I went nearly 150 miles before I realized I was going the wrong direction.

It REALLY pissed me off too, because I'm usually pretty good with my sense of direction.
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I have never been lost.
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Old 01-13-09, 01:31 PM   #8
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sadly I got lost back in '85. I apparently took a wrong turn and just kept going.
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sadly I got lost back in '85. I apparently took a wrong turn and just kept going.
It must be that Hungry Heart of yours!
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Barcelona Spain. It was getting dark, and I was trying to find the highway back toward France, and the map was a little too vague.

Lost for a couple of hours.
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Barcelona Spain. It was getting dark, and I was trying to find the highway back toward France, and the map was a little too vague.

Lost for a couple of hours.
Forgot about my trip to England. Got a rental car from Heathrow and asked how far to my hotel. They said it was about a 20 minute drive. I drove around for about 4+ hours before finding the hotel. I stopped for directions at least 7 or 8 times. London/UK is a crazy place to try to find your way around. Roundabouts would get me turned around constantly and you can't just travel east or travel north because every road winds in every direction almost constantly. NO roads are straight.
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While in college I went with a friend to his home town to do a little partying with his HS buddies. I got pretty drunk, OK really drunk. The next thing I know is that I'm really hurting and I'm stuck to the floor and have no idea where I'm at. After about 10 minutes of taking assessments, I discovered my hair (everyone had long hair in the 70's) was attached to the floor by some sticky substance. I had a really big hangover and headache and getting my hair unstuck was hard. Once I got off the floor I looked around and I was at a sink in a bedroom that I had never been in before. I also found my pants open and belt undone. I looked in the mirror and to my horror there was dried blood all over my forehead and hair. I surmised that I went to the sink to take care of bussiness and fell and hit my head on the sink causing the cut on my forehead. After cleaning myself up and the floor, I left the bedroom to see where I was. I was in a upstairs appartment and no else was home. All I knew was that I thought I was in North Tonawanda NY.

I made it to a dinner and called my buddy's home. It seems that I was too drunk to get into Canada so the guys left me at one of their brother's appartment.
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While in college I went with a friend to his home town to do a little partying with his HS buddies. I got pretty drunk, OK really drunk. The next thing I know is that I'm really hurting and I'm stuck to the floor and have no idea where I'm at. After about 10 minutes of taking assessments, I discovered my hair (everyone had long hair in the 70's) was attached to the floor by some sticky substance. I had a really big hangover and headache and getting my hair unstuck was hard. Once I got off the floor I looked around and I was at a sink in a bedroom that I had never been in before. I also found my pants open and belt undone. I looked in the mirror and to my horror there was dried blood all over my forehead and hair. I surmised that I went to the sink to take care of bussiness and fell and hit my head on the sink causing the cut on my forehead. After cleaning myself up and the floor, I left the bedroom to see where I was. I was in a upstairs appartment and no else was home. All I knew was that I thought I was in North Tonawanda NY.

I made it to a dinner and called my buddy's home. It seems that I was too drunk to get into Canada so the guys left me at one of their brother's appartment.

OK....Now THAT'S A FUNNY STORY!!!
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