Chatty Charley thread for the week of April 21st 2008

 

This is the place to talk about things that are not gps related, you can discuss whatever you would like, as long as it is clean. Remember we have families that have their children involved in the GPS fun and we don't want to make parents feel uncomfortable when their children ask what that word means.

Have fun...

This thread will be closed on Monday and a new one will be opened.

Miss Poi

Spring Has Sprung

Well it looks like spring is finaly here now we can get out and trael and try all the good poi's we have downloaded for this great site.

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johnm405 660 & MSS&T

One year Anniversary

According to my profile, it’s been one year, yesterday, since I joined POI Factory. I would like the thank MaryAnn, Jonathan and all members for a terrific experience. As I said before, this is the friendliest site, bar none.

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Computers are useless. They can only give you answers. - Pablo Picasso (Bob - Garmin c530, eTrex Vista HCx)

Summermug,

Summermug wrote:

According to my profile, it’s been one year, yesterday, since I joined POI Factory. I would like the thank MaryAnn, Jonathan and all members for a terrific experience. As I said before, this is the friendliest site, bar none.

Happy Anniversary sweetie, it has been a pleasure to have you as part of our family over the last year;)

Sincerely,
Miss POI

Happy Anniversary.

Happy anniversary to you and I agree about the friendliest site. Great work MaryAnn and Jonathan. Also to all that put so much time in providing good info.

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johnm405 660 & MSS&T

Its a Boy, Its a Girl.

My daughter gave birth to twins this morning! 2nd Grandson and first Granddaughter!!

As soon as the ex-wife goes home, I'll go up to see them!

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I plan to live forever. So far, so good.

Grandkids

prismtx wrote:

As soon as the ex-wife goes home, I'll go up to see them!

Wow.... You must really hate that woman to have to wait to see your grandaughter until she leaves! Grandkids are great. I have 6, and they are all very special! Hard to see it, but the one in the picture was out stomping on paintballs, and her face is covered with red paint!

Joel

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"Sometimes, when I look at my children, I wish I had remained a virgin". Lillian Carter (Mother of Jimmy Carter)

Ex-wife

Nah, I don't hate her, but it causes too much friction when we are both there at the same time.

My kids live in/around Des Moines, IA and I'm in Texas. Their Mother lives in Georgia and thinks the whole world should revolve around her when she visits. She will leave in a week or so and then I'll have time for a nice visit. A plus is that my oldest son has had his deployment to Iraq delayed for about 6 weeks, so I'll be able to visit him as well when I go back.

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I plan to live forever. So far, so good.

I did it. I traded my GTO in

I did it. I traded my GTO in for a new Corvette. Now I just need to get a GPS for it.

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Steve

Stars

I got my stars!! Yeah grin

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2019.30 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

I was suposed to but i didnt

I was suposed to but i didnt get my credit

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Nicpfeif12 Garmin Nuvi 5000 =)/ Winnebago 24f Minnie/ PHILLIES 07 NL east champps/ Philidelphia PHILLIES 2008 World Champss/ PHILLIES 09 NL CHAMPS/ 2010 NL EAST CHAMPIONS

Congratulations on the new

Congratulations on the new grandkids! I just flew in to Des Moines about 2 hours ago (and boy are my arms tired). I'm in the area (about 40 miles south) on business this week.

Paul

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Get Garmin or Get Lost

Congratulations!

prismtx wrote:

My daughter gave birth to twins this morning! 2nd Grandson and first Granddaughter!!

A great news!

prismtx wrote:

As soon as the ex-wife goes home, I'll go up to see them!

I hear you!!

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nüvi 750 & 760

GTO & Vette

stevek8n9 wrote:

I did it. I traded my GTO in for a new Corvette. Now I just need to get a GPS for it.

You'll also have to change your profile photo. wink

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nüvi 750 & 760

My allergies are killing me!

Love the weather but just can't stand the pollen. Please rain soon.

You're right

spider_elliott wrote:
stevek8n9 wrote:

I did it. I traded my GTO in for a new Corvette. Now I just need to get a GPS for it.

You'll also have to change your profile photo. wink

Very true! That's my project for today!

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Steve

Spring...

...is here...yaaaay. Make sure everyone keeps their GPS's safe/windows rolled up and units out of their vehicles!

With the price of gas what it is, it's good to have a GPS just to keep you from getting lost. It's getting to be even a short misstep can cost you dearly!

Happy spring!!

Gas Prices

The Government is say Gasoline will be over $5.00
a Gallon before Summer is over What Are We The American People Going to do about This its Time we start sticking together and do something about it what do you say

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Auggie SP2720 , SP C330, Nuvi 650, Nuvi 785T America Moves By Truck

get the 10 speed ready

auggie wrote:

The Government is say Gasoline will be over $5.00
a Gallon before Summer is over What Are We The American People Going to do about This its Time we start sticking together and do something about it what do you say

E-mails have been circulating about boycotting specific brands or not buying on a certain day of the week; to me those two options are ineffective since all you are doing is shifting your buying habit and not curtailing consumption.

Other than parking the car for a couple days a week I don't see what we can do.

One thing I noticed here in Tampa is the buses that use to travel with hardly any passengers are beginning to fill up.

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Garmin 38 - Magellan Gold - Garmin Yellow eTrex - Nuvi 260 - Nuvi 2460LMT - Google Nexus 7 - Toyota Entune NAV

Saving Gas

Well, I've said it before, and I'll say it again; BUY A HYBRID! I doubled my gas mileage when I bought one. Believe me when I tell you that the Japanese have this technology figured out. If you drive in the city, buy a Toyota; if you travel on the road, buy a Honda. Detroit is passive about it, and until they start getting serious about downsizing their vehicles and building "true" hybrids, Americans are wasting their money buying their cars.

Joel

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"Sometimes, when I look at my children, I wish I had remained a virgin". Lillian Carter (Mother of Jimmy Carter)

Can't think

of anything funny to say this morning...

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Garmin GPS V, Garmin Streetpilot 2610, Garmin Nuvi 760

can't think

I have the same problems most days.

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How about not so funny

I just picked up a case of bottled drinking water
(16 oz size and not the fancy brands) at the supermarket for my S.O.

I calculated it out - cost is $4.00/gallon

I don't like the gas prices but now I don't feel as bad ! question

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MrKenFL- "Money can't buy you happiness .. But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery." NUVI 260, Nuvi 1490LMT & Nuvi 2595LMT all with 2014.4 maps !

fuel prices

BIO FUEL. Brazil is almost entirely BIO FUEL, and they make it from sugar cane NOT corn.

If I knew I wouldn't have a heart-attack, I'd walk the 3 miles from my house to work every day. I know it's not a long commute, but still I'd save myself a tank of gas every week and a half... AND drop about 80 lbs that I really, really need to loose as well. Hmmmm, that might not be such a bad idea....

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Nuvi 660 owner.

This is the best time of the

This is the best time of the year. The flowers are blooming, and the fish are biteing.

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Garmin-Nuvi 855, 200W, etrex vista

Congrats!!!

prismtx wrote:

My daughter gave birth to twins this morning! 2nd Grandson and first Granddaughter!!

As soon as the ex-wife goes home, I'll go up to see them!

We have three and they are much easier than kids smile

Regards, Ted

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"You can't get there from here"

Time of year

kelvinqnn wrote:

This is the best time of the year. The flowers are blooming, and the fish are biteing.

Soon to be followed by the mosquitos biting. smile

Water cost

MrKenFL wrote:

I just picked up a case of bottled drinking water
(16 oz size and not the fancy brands) at the supermarket for my S.O.

I calculated it out - cost is $4.00/gallon

I don't like the gas prices but now I don't feel as bad ! question

But you don't drink a gallon every 18-20 miles, do you? wink

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-Garmin Nuvi 760 & 765T-

And Snakes...

azingve wrote:
kelvinqnn wrote:

This is the best time of the year. The flowers are blooming, and the fish are biteing.

Soon to be followed by the mosquitos biting. smile

I had to chase off a black snake from my front planter area today while mowing the lawn. He was heading towards the open garage door. Didn't need him getting in there.

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2019.30 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

Paying 3.46 a gallon for gas

Paying 3.46 a gallon for gas in Florida sure hope it is cheaper when we get back to VA.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

Wifes

PaintballCFO wrote:
prismtx wrote:

As soon as the ex-wife goes home, I'll go up to see them!

Wow.... You must really hate that woman to have to wait to see your grandaughter until she leaves! Grandkids are great. I have 6, and they are all very special! Hard to see it, but the one in the picture was out stomping on paintballs, and her face is covered with red paint!

Joel

My mother died in 2006 at 88, and at the services we introduced some people-- This is Jim's first wife, this is Jim's second wife, and this is Jim's present wife. Yep, - married three times-- they were all there!

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NUVI 680, NUVI 5000, MS S&T,

Twins

Congratulations Grampa, enjoy those babies and try not to spoil them too much. They grow up so fast.

Ray

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No matter where you are "Life is Worth Living".

Just a hello

I'm new to the board, just purchased a Garmin,my 1st GPS and was searching for POI info and ended up here.
I have used them in rental cars and always wanted one
and could not pass up the $399 price at Costco.
A little about me.
I'm located in Livonia MI, about 1/2 way between Detroit & Ann Arbor. I'm Over 50 years old but have used computers since before the PC. I work in the
passenger air transportation industry but in the
cargo department. FAA & FCC technician licenses.
Pet Yorkie hobbies cars,woodworking, gardening
I own a rare 4 door 1977 Mercury Cougar.

Gary Ö¿Ö

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"Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati" Garmin Nüvi 680

Nice Story

jwc3006 wrote:

My mother died in 2006 at 88, and at the services we introduced some people-- This is Jim's first wife, this is Jim's second wife, and this is Jim's present wife. Yep, - married three times-- they were all there!

It's obvious that your mother was a wonderful person, and that all of the wives cherished their relationship as a daughter-in-law to her. Nice story - thanks!

Joel

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"Sometimes, when I look at my children, I wish I had remained a virgin". Lillian Carter (Mother of Jimmy Carter)

Welcome Fishking54

Welcome, you will find a lot of useful information and friendly helpful people on this site.

newbie!

Welcome to the GPS world at POI Factory.

Great time for a road trip but ...

Gary A wrote:
azingve wrote:
kelvinqnn wrote:

This is the best time of the year. The flowers are blooming, and the fish are biteing.

Soon to be followed by the mosquitos biting. smile

I had to chase off a black snake from my front planter area today while mowing the lawn. He was heading towards the open garage door. Didn't need him getting in there.

Pretty soon we will have to make hard choices between the joys of road travel and practical necessities. sad

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vvitug

Two years ago today...

Anyone ever been for a helicopter ride?

I took one two years ago today. Wish I could remember it....

Reader's Digest condensed version: my ride was on board Mayo-1, from my local hospital to Rochester, MN - me in a coma and on life support. Gall-stone induced necrotic pancreatitis is not something everyone survives...

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone6 + Navigon*

Helicopter Ride

kch50428 wrote:

Anyone ever been for a helicopter ride?

I took one two years ago today. Wish I could remember it....

Reader's Digest condensed version: my ride was on board Mayo-1, from my local hospital to Rochester, MN - me in a coma and on life support. Gall-stone induced necrotic pancreatitis is not something everyone survives...

I'm glad you made it out of that coma. Hopefully, you are doing fine now.

I had a helicopter ride when I lived in Hawaii. I worked at a radio station, and I had to fly to the North Shore of Oahu with Alice Cooper for a golf/tennis tournament. That was quite a fun trip, and I remember every minute of it.

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Garmin Nuvi 660

Glad you made it OK

Have been up many times in the early 70's
The company I used to work for in MA would transport us to Logan Airport in Boston directly from our facility for us to catch a commercial flight. A local TV Celebrity owned the Helocopter service.
At that time it was only like $15/person - Unbelievable!

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MrKenFL- "Money can't buy you happiness .. But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery." NUVI 260, Nuvi 1490LMT & Nuvi 2595LMT all with 2014.4 maps !

Grandkids

I couldn't agree more - grandkiddies are the greatest invention. Love them, play with them, spoil them, then send them back to Mom and Dad for the hard stuff like discipline.

We have seven, ranging from 4 yrs to 22 yrs old, and they are all great.

Welcome to all the newbies,

Welcome to all the newbies,

you think g/kids are fun, wait for the great g/kids

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Jerry...Jacksonville,Fl Nüvi1450,Nuvi650,Nuvi 2495 and Mapsource.

All good things....

With their visitation over, the kids fly out this morning.... sad

But they may see me a lot sooner than they realize. I just completed a paperwork for relocation. wink

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nüvi 750 & 760

Gas isn't any cheaper here

charlesd45 wrote:

Paying 3.46 a gallon for gas in Florida sure hope it is cheaper when we get back to VA.

I got gas 3 times yesterday and it was 3.49 in R'mond and 3.39 in VA beach.

I was really surprised at my mpg though, it was 35 mpg!!!! I was very happy!

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

SoCal Ouch

Gas has hit 4/gallon here for the two higher grades. I paid $60 two days ago to fill up my tank.

Ouch.

Mio

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Wherever you go, there you are. -Garmin Nuvi 370

Helicopter Rides

kch50428 wrote:

Anyone ever been for a helicopter ride?

I took one two years ago today. Wish I could remember it....

Reader's Digest condensed version: my ride was on board Mayo-1, from my local hospital to Rochester, MN - me in a coma and on life support. Gall-stone induced necrotic pancreatitis is not something everyone survives...

Glad you are ok. You deserve a helicopter ride now that you can enjoy a bit more.

My wife and I took one from Vegas to the Grand Canyon a couple of years ago. They land in the canyon and give you a picnic lunch. Then my wife asked about mountain goats. The pilot explained that he helps with the annual counts of goats in the canyon, but you can only spot them from below, seeing their white colored bellies. He flew the next 10 minutes with the blades within inches of the canyon walls!!! I told her never ask about finding wildlife on a flight again -- scared the crap out of me!!!

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I plan to live forever. So far, so good.