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Cautionary Tale: GPS Strands Couple In Oregon

December 29, 2009

Here are a couple of words to the wise men (and wise women): be prepared for your holiday travels. For flyers, that means bring books to pass the time and wear slip-on shoes. For road-trippers it means bundle up, carry snacks, and don't always trust your GPS navigation system. A Nevada couple learned that lesson the hard way last weekend when satnav stranded them on a remote, snow-covered road in Oregon. Thankfully, they'd brought provisions, and after three days, the would-be Donner Party got a phone signal -- ironically, on a GPS-enabled phone. No word on which satnav system sent them down the stony end, but two people may be getting big bucks to keep their traps shut. []

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