I Swear, Google Maps Uses Race Car Drivers

Today confirmed my opinion of the general veracity of all things Google.  I made a round trip to the Maryland panhandle to return some of the tortoiseshell artifacts I’ve been conserving to their owner.  Since I had not made this trip before I got directions from Google Maps.  They gave me a route and an estimated travel time of 3 hours and 16 minutes.  Despite leaving an hour before sunrise and driving at or above the speed limit the whole time, the trip took 3 hours and 48  minutes.  Sheesh.  Makes me glad I will be eliminating all the travel I can for the next two years.