Time Out for a Citation! :(

Ticket! ARGHH!

Last weekend, when we were in Maryland, we got pulled over by a Baltimore police car. Ai ya! Basically, I made a right when I clearly shouldn’t have. GPS put us in a predicament where, if I didn’t make the right, it appeared we would have ended up on a highway, when our hotel was clearly just a few blocks away. I wish GPS had SHOUTED, “DON’T DO IT! THERE ARE POLICE AROUND!” Obviously, telling the officer that the GPS was telling me to make a right didn’t make it right. He replied, “Well, the GPS isn’t going to pay your ticket, is it?” The worst part is are the bright flashing lights from the police car, as you’re pulled over, it seems like everyone driving by seems to be checking you out, wondering what you did…

Lesson learned. Don’t rely too heavily on GPS, and if you wind up going a little farther, just go. Don’t make a dumb turn for the worse, which is what I did. We made a right turn through the train rails. Even though there was clearly no train in site, I guess the speed of them doesn’t guarantee that my judgment would be correct. It was a DUMB risk. On the brighter side, we helped contribute to Maryland’s economy, and, all in all, we had a GREAT time in the city of Baltimore! More about that later. This was the blemish, but it could have been worse… 😉

2 thoughts on “Time Out for a Citation! :(”

  1. It’s not you, it’s Baltimore! The last time we visited the Inner Harbor (when the kids were much younger!), someone broke into our car and stole everything! While waiting for the police, we were stuck in the rain with gale force winds! The highlight was that Mary Frances was too young to be scared, so she told the policeman just how mad she was that someone had taken her “We Sing Bible Songs!” tape. Then, we drove back to D.C. like the Beverly Hillbillies with plastic over our windows!

  2. It’s not you, it’s Baltimore! The last time we visited the Inner Harbor (when the kids were much younger!), someone broke into our car and stole everything! While waiting for the police, we were stuck in the rain with gale force winds! The highlight was that Mary Frances was too young to be scared, so she told the policeman just how mad she was that someone had taken her “We Sing Bible Songs!” tape. Then, we drove back to D.C. like the Beverly Hillbillies with plastic over our windows!

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