Using a GPS is a way of life for me because I have no sense of direction. Yep, that boat sailed right by me the day I was born. Being directionally challenged has meant that my adventurous spirit has been curtailed a bit because of my apprehension of getting misplaced. Seriously, thank goodness for maps and cell phones! One of the ways that has helped me to become familiar with different areas is by walking neighborhoods. Walking is my choice of exercise to stay healthy and in shape. By walking many miles a week in the neighborhoods around where I live has helped me to recognize streets and/or landmarks to better maneuver streets without getting lost. When visiting friends, I walk their neighborhoods and last week I flew to Minnesota and stayed with my sister-in-law Vicki who lives near a wildlife area with walking trails. The trails diverge in many different directions, weaving through trees, underpasses, around ponds and even through parking lots. I have walked these tree and shrub lined paths before however it is still fairly easy for me to lose my way. Because I tend to get bored with the same trail, I have been known to explore, which of course is the reason I get misplaced. There is a handy dandy app called “Runkeeper” that I use to track my miles but also it shows my location and points me in the direction of where I started.