Chit Chat Thread for the week of May 5th 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

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Mr.Ken

When are you leaving. On thursday?? 5/8/08 I assume. IF you do and want a better way around jacksonville other than that blasted I95 and I10 interchange let me know.

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

I-40 in Knoxville

I-40 in Knoxville is now closed for the next 14 months. You will need to take I-640 around town.

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Garmin nuvi 855, nuvi 1450, and DriveDeluxe 50

Planning on

adcusnret wrote:

When are you leaving. On thursday?? 5/8/08 I assume. IF you do and want a better way around jacksonville other than that blasted I95 and I10 interchange let me know.

Planning on taking 9A around Jax - Friend of mine, who is a bridge inspector and is working on the bridges on 9A, says that's the way to go !
Yep - leaving Thursday morning for a FL>VA (NW)>NH>NY>VA(SW)>FL trip - I figure about 4200 miles ! Lot's of Rest Areas to check out !

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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 !

thats it

That is the way i was going to suggest to you. It is much easier than the I295 and the I95 and the difference isnt that much. Drive safe if i dont get a chance to talk to you before. and Have fun.

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

We will have communications

adcusnret wrote:

That is the way i was going to suggest to you. It is much easier than the I295 and the I95 and the difference isnt that much. Drive safe if i dont get a chance to talk to you before. and Have fun.

We will have communications - taking laptop with us - can't do without the daily fix of POI Factory anymore ! More crutches to lean on !!!!!!!

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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 !

Mr. Kent

Take a real vacation and leave your computer alone.
We all appreciated your RestArea info. Thanks and have a safe drives.

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Nuvi 2595LMT

Birthday

Today's my birthday... don't ask!

Spending at least part of it working on POI files.

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

Happy Birthday Gary!

Happy birthday, enjoy a Margarita! If you were born in Mexico, you would be consided especially lucky to be born today. smile

I'm sure plenty of people in Florida are just as happy to have you around too.

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Originator of Keeping Your Windmill Alive. Live in MA & have a cooking website. 6 yr. member. http://kitchentoysmakecookingfun.blogspot.com/

Cinco de Mayo

Thanks! I was born way far north of Mexico, but Cinco de Mayo is big here in Tampa. Lots of parties and events.

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

Ya - happy Cinco de Mayo

Ya - happy Cinco de Mayo------ drink lots of Petron

I love this time of year

Cinco de Mayo is a very special time of year for Jon and I.

If it had not been for the celebration happening at the downtown Portland OR waterfront in 1993, we may have never met.

So we are going to have lunch on Friday and celebrate the 15th anniversary of the day we met. The 8th of May is one of my favorite days of the year, I actually hold it as more important then our wedding day.

I am pretty excited!!!

Miss POI

Way to go!

miss poi wrote:

Cinco de Mayo is a very special time of year for Jon and I.

If it had not been for the celebration happening at the downtown Portland OR waterfront in 1993, we may have never met.

So we are going to have lunch on Friday and celebrate the 15th anniversary of the day we met. The 8th of May is one of my favorite days of the year, I actually hold it as more important then our wedding day.

I am pretty excited!!!

Miss POI

Very cool! Congrat's to you guys. My wife and I feel the same way about 2/22/02

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Steve

To much sentimentality going

To much sentimentality going on here!!!!

If this keeps up we may have to cut some people off!!

LOL

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"Those that stop and smell the roses, must realize that once in awhile you may get a whiff of fertilizer."..copyright:HDHannah1986 -Mercedes GPS - UCONNECT 430N Chrysler T&C - Nuvi 2598- Nuni2555 - Nuvi855 - Nuvi295W - Nuvi 750 - Ique 3600

Wow, 15 years

miss poi wrote:

Cinco de Mayo is a very special time of year for Jon and I.

If it had not been for the celebration happening at the downtown Portland OR waterfront in 1993, we may have never met.

So we are going to have lunch on Friday and celebrate the 15th anniversary of the day we met. The 8th of May is one of my favorite days of the year, I actually hold it as more important then our wedding day.

I am pretty excited!!!

Miss POI

The 17th is our 11th year together, gosh, didn't think that I would make it past 11 months.

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

Orange Barrels in Ohio

It is the official start of Orange Barrel Season in Ohio..they stay out until about November. I have 3 state routes in my area that will be closed for the next 18 days...

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Dave_ Nuvi 660 , 760,1490LMT Wooster, Ohio

Happy anniversary!!

asianfire wrote:
miss poi wrote:

...15th anniversary...

...11th year together...

Happy anniversary!!

Give me hope should I ever be fortunate enough to have a second chance.... wink

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nüvi 750 & 760

The celebrations seem to be

The celebrations seem to be gearing up here in Flagstaff... I'll have a TV dinner and a cerveza in my hotel room wink

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Get Garmin or Get Lost

A very special time of year

miss poi wrote:

Cinco de Mayo is a very special time of year for Jon and I.

If it had not been for the celebration happening at the downtown Portland OR waterfront in 1993, we may have never met.

So we are going to have lunch on Friday and celebrate the 15th anniversary of the day we met. The 8th of May is one of my favorite days of the year, I actually hold it as more important then our wedding day.

I am pretty excited!!!

Miss POI

Happy Anniversary!
You should be excited, 15 years is a great achievement. I wish the two of you a lifetime of happiness and wealth.
Also Happy Cinco de Mayo

Bob

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Using Android Based GPS.The above post and my sig reflects my own opinions, expressed for the purpose of informing or inspiring, not commanding. Naturally, you are free to reject or embrace whatever you read.

Cinco de Mayo

Well, Had a somewhat somber and celebratory 5th...

I had to attend the funeral of a high school classmate, just as we were beginning the planning of our 20th reunion. BUT...We did throw him a traditional Irish wake, and made several toasts in his honor and partied like he would've wanted us to.

Anyway...Happy Seis de Mayo everyone....a.k.a. Hangover de Mayo.

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Nuvi 660 owner.

I love this time of year

smile Miss Poi what is Cinco de Mayo

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

Trouble

A motto to live by ?:

"If you can't cause hate and discontent among the troops at least once a day..........Why show up!"
©HHannah1986

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"Those that stop and smell the roses, must realize that once in awhile you may get a whiff of fertilizer."..copyright:HDHannah1986 -Mercedes GPS - UCONNECT 430N Chrysler T&C - Nuvi 2598- Nuni2555 - Nuvi855 - Nuvi295W - Nuvi 750 - Ique 3600

Trouble is fun sometimes

Good clean trouble is fun sometimes and long as everyone take it wiht a grain of salt. I like a little disruption once in a while it keep you on your toes.
Get to try out all the poi's I have downloaded over the winter, as we are taking the mh out this week for a few days.

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johnm405 660 & MSS&T

One More Thing

Don't forget that sunday is mother's day so all you guys remember to stay on the good side of the women Don't forget it. To all Ladies on the site
Happy Mother's Day and hope you have many more.

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johnm405 660 & MSS&T

Happy

Tuesday...

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Garmin GPS V, Garmin Streetpilot 2610, Garmin Nuvi 760

Gold Star

I think Ms POI should have gold stars-- one for keeping everyone in line and one for her hard work.

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NUVI 680, NUVI 5000, MS S&T,

Gold Stars For Miss POI

I'll 2nd that motion!

Our homeowners association website forum needs some policing. The personal attacks and flaming is out of control. I would ask her if she wants the job, but I doubt she has the time. mrgreen

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

Gas and food prices out of

Gas and food prices out of sight.When will it end?

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

funny

Gary A wrote:

I'll 2nd that motion!

Our homeowners association website forum needs some policing. The personal attacks and flaming is out of control. I would ask her if she wants the job, but I doubt she has the time. mrgreen

I like to keep my life drama free:) My motto is Garbage in, Garbage out. Kind of like you are what you eat, only for your eyes and ears.

Miss POI

Oh, Drat!

miss poi wrote:
Gary A wrote:

I'll 2nd that motion!

Our homeowners association website forum needs some policing. The personal attacks and flaming is out of control. I would ask her if she wants the job, but I doubt she has the time. mrgreen

I like to keep my life drama free:) My motto is Garbage in, Garbage out. Kind of like you are what you eat, only for your eyes and ears.

Miss POI

Oh, drat! crying I thought I could get you to volunteer. wink

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

drama

Drama is ever present. Many have it but no one likes it.

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http://uss-silversides.com

American Idol: America got it right

The last two weeks at least, the weakest contestents are off, and now I think the three remaining are really good, any one could be "it."

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Ted in Ohio, c340, 1490T with lifetime maps

American Idol

tkessel wrote:

The last two weeks at least, the weakest contestents are off, and now I think the three remaining are really good, any one could be "it."

I think they should vote to kick Paula off...She is really a flake and has no business rating anyone.

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Bobby....Garmin 2450LM

Photographers?

Anyone else in here a shutterbug? I have recently set up a Flickr Account and have posted over 1400 pics so far..Most recently my shots of what was called the last act of the Civil War - the Burial of the 3rd crew of the HL Hunley in Charleston SC...

Let me know what you all think!!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/scottshots1/

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It's those changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes nothing remains quite the same. With all of our running and all of our cunning, If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane.

Bumped for the cause.

Bumped for the cause. (of keeping my windmill) smile

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Garmin C530 Garmin Zumo 550

Man moons speed camera

I just read that a man in the UK mooned a speed light camera and will be finded. He was a passenger in a X5 BMW... now why didnt I think of that?

WOW, kinda kookie huh?

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You can walk a horse to water, but a pencil has to be led.

You can do that?

Rugar wrote:

Bumped for the cause. (of keeping my windmill) smile

Oh, I see. smile

Cinco de Mayo?

auggie wrote:

smile Miss Poi what is Cinco de Mayo

I am not Miss Poi but here is your answer:

Short version:

Cinco de Mayo is a regional holiday in Mexico which commemorates an initial victory of Mexican forces over French forces in May 5, 1862. It is not Mexico's Independence Day (September 16).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinco_de_Mayo

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Garmin Nüvi 650, 255WT

(No subject)

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Go Blackhawks

back from vacation

cool Well Its been a while since I've been here. We went on a cruise to the St Thomas, St Martin and the Bahama.

The battery on my Garmin 750 just didn't last long enough to get full usage of the unit. I did mark my ports as way points. I also check the speed of the plane on the flight down to Orlando from Manchester 578 max speed.

I think I'll stick to using my etrex Vista for tracking my route on the ship. At least I can change the batteries.

Have a nice week!

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etrex vista, Nuvi 350, Nuvi 650, Nuvi 750(3)

Sinko de Mayo

DRMCMTR wrote:
auggie wrote:

smile Miss Poi what is Cinco de Mayo

I am not Miss Poi but here is your answer:

Short version:

Cinco de Mayo is a regional holiday in Mexico which commemorates an initial victory of Mexican forces over French forces in May 5, 1862. It is not Mexico's Independence Day (September 16).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinco_de_Mayo

Here is what I heard and I'm sticking to it....
Most people don't know that back in 1912, Hellmann's mayonnaise was
manufactured in England . In fact, the Titanic was carrying 12,000
jars of the condiment scheduled for delivery in Vera Cruz, Mexico ,
which was to be the next port of call for the great ship after its
stop in New York .
This would have been the largest single shipment of mayonnaise ever
delivered to Mexico . But as we know, the great ship did not make it
to New York . The ship hit an iceberg and sank, and the cargo was
forever lost.
The people of Mexico , who were crazy about mayonnaise, and were
eagerly awaiting its delivery, were disconsolate at the loss. Their
anguish was so great, that they declared a National Day of Mourning,
which they still observe to this day.
The National Day of Mourning occurs each year on May 5th and is known
of course, as Sinko de Mayo.

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Nuvi 750 And a 2006 Star Venture between my legs.

Nothing To Say

rolleyes

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

Speechless

Gary A wrote:

rolleyes

First time I have seen you with "Nothing to Say" wink

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Nuvi 750 And a 2006 Star Venture between my legs.

Good chuckle...

Great morning chuckle...Gracias!!

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It's those changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes nothing remains quite the same. With all of our running and all of our cunning, If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane.

Off to Spokane today

Filled up the Toyota last night and paid $57. Also got half tank for the Chevy and paid $20.

$77 combined.

I wonder what Willie Nelson would say if he sang "On the Road Again" today?

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nüvi 750 & 760

Jetta Diesel

I cannot beieve the price of Diesel gas..Why is it sooo high vs regular gas..Its cheaper to produce and more or less a by product of refinning??

$4.19/gal = $53.00.. for the Jetta to fill up...It's a good thing I get close to 50mpg...

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It's those changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes nothing remains quite the same. With all of our running and all of our cunning, If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane.

painful

Quote:

Here is what I heard and I'm sticking to it....
Most people don't know that back in 1912, Hellmann's mayonnaise was
manufactured in England . In fact, the Titanic was carrying 12,000
jars of the condiment scheduled for delivery in Vera Cruz, Mexico ,
which was to be the next port of call for the great ship after its
stop in New York .
This would have been the largest single shipment of mayonnaise ever
delivered to Mexico . But as we know, the great ship did not make it
to New York . The ship hit an iceberg and sank, and the cargo was
forever lost.
The people of Mexico , who were crazy about mayonnaise, and were
eagerly awaiting its delivery, were disconsolate at the loss. Their
anguish was so great, that they declared a National Day of Mourning,
which they still observe to this day.
The National Day of Mourning occurs each year on May 5th and is known
of course, as Sinko de Mayo.

That was painful. I knew better than to keep reading, but I just couldn't stop. very nicely done.

Sorry for the weird use of the quote function. Didn't want to reproduce the whole message, just that part. I guess I'll need to figure out how to do that better.

Never heard this definition

Harpo66 wrote:

Sinko de Mayo.

Thanks for the explanation.... I walked into that one. I should have known better with this crowd.

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Garmin Nüvi 650, 255WT

Orange barrels

Zecpull wrote:

It is the official start of Orange Barrel Season in Ohio..they stay out until about November. I have 3 state routes in my area that will be closed for the next 18 days...

Those are Schneider eggs. Hit one and they hatch into a big orange Schneider truck! mrgreen

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America Moves By Truck --- Streetpilot 7200 & OOIDA --- www.accutracking.com userid= poifactory password= guest; "Don't gamble; take all your savings and buy some good stock and hold it till it goes up, then sell it. If it don't go up, don't buy it."

Monday morninig

blah - lol

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Garmin GPS V, Garmin Streetpilot 2610, Garmin Nuvi 760

I wonder

I wonder - is it true what they say about J.B.Hunt
drivers ???????????

Eagle One - was looking for Rapid Service #40 - no dice !

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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 !
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