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Thread: Directions to ft shenendoah on nssa webpage??

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    Directions to ft shenendoah on nssa webpage??

    After viewing the new video, I have a friend in another state who would like to visit during the Spring National.

    Can someone please point me to where the driving directions are, on the Main NSSA Web Site?
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    The easiest thing to do is plug in the address in a GPS device or Mapquest type app.
    480 Chalybeate Springs Rd., Winchester, Virginia 22603
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    480 Chalybeate Springs Rd., Winchester, Virginia

    Plug it into Google Maps or your GPS.

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    If I use 480 my GPS brings me the correct way from anywhere.
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    Thanks for everyone's time and input!

    But not in the too far past, generic "strip maps" and driving directions were on line for any and all to use in getting to the Fort, regardless of driving from the North, South, East, West. I'm sure it's still out there somewhere in Al Gore's Internet, but I didn't have time to "dig".

    Yesterday I found on the Main Site that gives the address. And that's what I shared with him - being all that I had...

    However, I didn't want to assume that he had GPS, or that it functions correctly - in his vehicle. Plus having general directions in hand (redundant, simple back up) is a good thing to have.

    My key learning moment in all this, was that - for "us" as an organization, trying to attract folks - this issue falls into the "very easy to do" category, i.e. having easy to find info "at the ready" for anyone considering driving all the way out to the Fort. KISS...

    Anyhow - my two cents. Right FACE, fwd MARCH! Thx again gents!
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    My GPS brings me to the front gate. That said, I have seen situations where an address plugged into an older model can't be found or are incorrect. I'm a part time sports official and one school in our area has that exact issue and Google has it wrong as well. It's one stadium you better know exactly where it is or go with someone who does. Maybe it's been fixed, but hadn't as of last fall.

    I like the idea of a basic map that can be printed out and carried along as backup. Cell coverage can get spotty in areas so using Google Maps on a smartphone may not work. If all that fails, Barns & Noble sells a very good set of map books that cover entire counties and it's not only roads, there's topo information as well. Each page is a section of a detailed topo map, great stuff.
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    Go to a truck stop and by a map book. Or better yet buy a good GPS best investment I ever made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron/The Old Reb View Post
    Go to a truck stop and by a map book. Or better yet buy a good GPS best investment I ever made.
    Those are sound recommendations... But they only "treat the symptoms" & certainly aren't the "cure".

    At present it appears that there's a legitimate & existing "need" - which can be very easily (and very cheaply) satisfied.

    I'm under the firm belief that: whenever trying to entice attendance, or attract wanted attention to a function or event, its ALWAYS better to have clear/concise/accessible information - at the ready, which can be shared & thus aid the user.

    Bottom line - the last thing I'd suggest (or do) is push something into the lap of a potential guest, and expect them to "deal with it" on their own when it comes to finding the Fort.

    NO snubs intended brother! Just my humble take. Thanks for contributing to this thread.
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