Chit Chat Thread for the week of June 2nd 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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Ahhhh - to be first

Florida starting in on the summer season - temps in high 80's even along the east Coast. Need rain desperately.
Have a great week !

MrKenFL

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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 !

Got gas today and had 3/4

Got gas today and had 3/4 tank before fill up.Still 28 dollars to make it full.They got us right where they want us.

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

I remember when...

I remember when my husband was in Europe in the early '70'(military). He said gas was over $3 a gallon. Guess that's why they all drive tiny cars.

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

Big trip coming up ...

Leaving Detroit Sunday 6/8 by Amtrak to Chicago, and on to Denver where I am renting a car and driving on to Pine Haven, Wyoming. Lots of stuff to see and do along the way. I will be gone for two weeks. Will try to check in as often as possible. My Nuvi 750 should come in handy ... cool

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it's the dog's fault

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Garmin nuvi 2455 - nuvi 350, 260 (spares) - my other toys: IMac quad-core i3, Mac Mini, MacOS: Mojave 10.14.6 and introducing The Beast, a 2013 Dodge Charger Pursuit and his Garmin DriveSmart 5. The dog's name is Ginger.

Have fun Renegade

Hope you enjoy the trip, wish i was somewhere cool, Rightt now 90deg with 70% humidity = 98deg. but sure love this Florida weather, and the sky is fixin to open up, Hope ir comes my way.

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

Another wonderful day in paradise.....

Or the neighborhood. Diesel prices are $5.30 a gallon up the street. Ahhh inflation is in the air, the Jacarandas are in bloom, who cares about fuel prices? I DO!!! Oh well what ya gonna do… shock

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It is terrible to speak well and be wrong. -Sophocles snɥɔnıɥdoɐ aka ʎɹɐƃ

Gas prices

Hello group.

I am planning on three week vacation tkaing me from the Denver area to Wyoming, across the country to Massachusetts and New Hamposhire and back to Denver. With the RV it will save on hotels and a rental car, but I think I will break even with the gas cost. Oh well, at least I will be able to stop when I want, I have my own personal seat, and I don't have to go through any security lines. Of course, I also don't have to deal with the friendly people of the TSA, and that in itslef is worth the extra $1,000 or so for gas.

Not leaving until 28 June, so hopefully they will drop a bit since the Memorial Day weekend is past, but I doubt it.

Take care, and we'll see you on the road.

Alan

P.S. Is there a thought of putting a spell checker on these discussion threads?

Gas

Took a trip to Seattle last week and spent a little over $200 for gasoline on my 4 cyl car.

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Nuvi 2595LMT

I hope

You weren’t driving from Vancouver, BC to Seattle, WA.... rolleyes

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It is terrible to speak well and be wrong. -Sophocles snɥɔnıɥdoɐ aka ʎɹɐƃ

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abeebe wrote:

P.S. Is there a thought of putting a spell checker on these discussion threads?

Use Firefox for a web browser - spell check is built in.

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

my windmill

took a week long trip at disney to see mickey and minnie,if gas prices werent enough to depress you ,i lost my windmill while i was gone ,maybe next time i will ask miss poi for an recreational leave of abscense...ha ha ....hello overyone

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my drinking team has a racing problem ...( garmin c330..delorme earthmate LT20 )

Likely story!

ryates wrote:

took a week long trip at disney
i lost my windmill while i was gone

You only need to post in three of the last five weeks, so your one week long vacation doesn't cut it as an excuse.

Try again. wink

PT

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Garmin nüvi 200 (my first GPS), 780, & 3700 Series. And a Mac user.

Guttermouth

What did your horse do to get you that mad? laugh out loud

Joe

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"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming---WOW!! WHAT A RIDE!!!" Member 2854

Gas prices

I drove pass my favorite gas station again today.
76 Union station. Gas prices posted for regular $4.83 per gallon. I think this guy is trying to be the first to reach the $5.00 mark. mad
Location of this station is in West Los Angeles, CA

Joe

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"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming---WOW!! WHAT A RIDE!!!" Member 2854

First real use of a GPS

I just got home from Detroit and the Red Bull Air Races....it's also the first time I've used my TT Go 930 in an area I really knew nothing about...I can't believe how easy it was to travel around the city! I always enjoy travelling but my TT made it so much easier!! BTW...the Air Races were FANTASTIC!!!

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tomtom GO930

Cold Weather again

looked like summer was here in Utah low 80's now they are talking rain and snow in the mountains. Ski resorst will be open for father's day. what next. Gas still under 4.00.

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johnm405 660 & MSS&T

Moved

Just moved from Southcentral Washington state to Denver with a 3/4-full, 17-ft U-Haul, towing my Toyota.

Total fuel cost, $592.62. shock

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nüvi 750 & 760

Finding The Time

This is for those that can't find time to do other things.

                              TIME MANAGEMENT

            Put off until tomorrow what can be put off....
            Then delegate the rest!!

                                                 ©HDHannah1986

This should free up most of your time so now you can do the things you always wanted to do, but could never find the time to do them.

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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

It works

H Hannah wrote:

This is for those that can't find time to do other things.

                              TIME MANAGEMENT

            Put off until tomorrow what can be put off....
            Then delegate the rest!!

                                                 ©HDHannah1986

This should free up most of your time so now you can do the things you always wanted to do, but could never find the time to do them.

Good advice. I have tried it and it works wink

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The only things you regret in life are the chances you never take.

Geeezzzz

Ya - I put 3/4 of a tank in my Toyota for $60 in Boise... :-/

Thanks

Thank you kch, I'll have to give that try.

Alan

I have always wanted to go

I have always wanted to go to those, but never seem to get the timing right. I'll have to look into the Reno air races since I think they are closer to me.

High Gas

According to my friend's Blog, who's driving a motor home to Alaska, gas was $1.25 per/liter in Calgary yesterday. I thought he was smarter than that. But it's only money. If you've got it, then fount it. He averages 7.3 mpg........ugh!!!

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Garmin 660

We're Lucky

I guess we're real lucky here in east TN. My local gas price at a Pilot is $3.68 per gallon.

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Garmin nuvi 855, nuvi 1450, and DriveDeluxe 50

Gas / Diesel / Hot

Hello to all - just did a driver change at Theodore, Al (Kiddos going to Orlando) - I drive a tour bus - filled up company car in Shreveport, La at 3.89 for unleaded and whoa 4.75 per gallon for diesel in alabama - Hot here in ETEX with temps in the high 90's low hundreds in the pm - ya'll have a great day

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CW -------Please Remember Those Who Are Serving & Those Who Have Perished Defending Our Freedom-------1Sgt(Ret)

humm!

So $1.25/L 4L=1G = $5.00 a gallon. If this is true time for a nav trip to the good old USA.

Omg

Maryville Tim wrote:

I guess we're real lucky here in east TN. My local gas price at a Pilot is $3.68 per gallon.

I think that is the cheapest price in the USA. In my area, the gas prices is just slightly below the nation's average. It is at $3.91

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Nuvi 350 Nuvi 3597LMT Nuvi 1450LMT Nuvi 55LM

Spell check

kch50428 wrote:
abeebe wrote:

P.S. Is there a thought of putting a spell checker on these discussion threads?

Use Firefox for a web browser - spell check is built in.

Or used http://www.iespell.com/ for IE. It's free for non commericail users.

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

y in the wurld wud you want

y in the wurld wud you want to use spelchecker caint anyone speill. smile

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

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adcusnret wrote:

y in the wurld wud you want to use spelchecker caint anyone speill. smile

wel i sur cant. i usetobe an engener.
wink

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

How did you spell that?

Summermug wrote:
adcusnret wrote:

y in the wurld wud you want to use spelchecker caint anyone speill. smile

wel i sur cant. i usetobe an engener.
wink

And I thought it was spelled Injunear !

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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

CR_Z

Whatcha mean, "if this is true"? If it hadn't been true, i wouldn't have posted it......naw, I knew what you meant. Just joshing you.
Our gas at Kroger grocery is $3.79, and if you buy $100.00 a week in groceries they give a 10 cent a gallon discount. That helps.
Have a safe trip to the USA. grin

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Garmin 660

Fell Behind

Spent most of the day outside (in 90+ degree temps) working on the honey-do list. Fell way behind in checking the unread posts.

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

Hump

day

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Garmin GPS V, Garmin Streetpilot 2610, Garmin Nuvi 760

Hump Day?

And I thought this was a 36-hour-long Monday.

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nüvi 750 & 760

Dual Screens....

Ok update on Miss POI's new level of nerdiness.

I have found that when I work, I have 5 to 7 windows open at once. This got to be very confusing so Jon has now set me up with dual screens.

This is one of the coolest things ever (besides GPS of course). I am able to have many windows open now and not feel so confined to one screen.

It is now 11:18 at night here and all I want to do is work and play with this new setup.

I guess I should turn in now, I have lots of icons that bobkz sent in that need to be uploaded tomorrow;)

See ya all in the mornin,

Miss POI

Cool...

I have 4 LCD'S hooked up to my two machines.....

Uses a Dual DVI with KVM to do the work...Well...the golden question is what do I do with 4 screens...

The obvious answer is ...I am a programmer....

Well have been working crazy for couple weeks now and following up on Obama/Clinton and Macain drama...was an interesting week....

Just a general question. How

Just a general question. How active does one have to be to get a windmill? I've been trying not to randomly post, and be a contributing active member, but don't seem to be getting anywhere.

As a side note, this has become my favorite site. You people are great!

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"If there's a new way I'll be the first in line, but it better work this time!"

thats what this forum is for

thats what this forum is for you can post JUST about anything you want to in this area, just remember kids are on this site also. Have fun

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

I got one but am not sure how...

pakuhnke wrote:

Just a general question. How active does one have to be to get a windmill? I've been trying not to randomly post, and be a contributing active member, but don't seem to be getting anywhere.

As a side note, this has become my favorite site. You people are great!

I think you just have to post at least once a week in three out of five weeks.

I know it tells you some place in "getting started"

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/262

Also you can check your progress by clicking on your name and scrolling to the bottom...

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It is terrible to speak well and be wrong. -Sophocles snɥɔnıɥdoɐ aka ʎɹɐƃ

Gas Prices and school bus travel

We will be hit on both fronts. School Districts
plan for the school year near end of prior year the rack price on fuel keeps going up which means so of the schools trips may be cut. In NY we are paying
about 4.03 - 4.13 a gallon.

I use a garmin 350 can I plan trip on excel and sort
them to get the best travel with out wasted miles??

Strong storms last night

Strong storms last night here in Chicago. There was one particular thunder clap that sounded like our roof got blown off which fortunately is just fine.

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Thank you aophiuchus!

Thank you aophiuchus!

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"If there's a new way I'll be the first in line, but it better work this time!"

Careful for what

I would be very careful in what you ask for, already had one named storm. I lived in Florida for 10 years Hurricanes run me off, plus it's just to dang HOT in the summer. The snowbirds have it right, Get out before Easter come back after Thanksgiving.

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.

November

Suppose to be approaching summer....temps in high 40's here in southwestern British Columbia, plenty of rain and looks like November. Guess I'll start doing some early Christmas shopping grin

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Peter

The dog days of summer are

The dog days of summer are coming too quickly for my taste.

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"If there's a new way I'll be the first in line, but it better work this time!"

Friendly Reminder....(repost)

I do hope that our community will respect your wishes and do not repost files from other sites.

Joe wink

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"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming---WOW!! WHAT A RIDE!!!" Member 2854

BBQ event in New York

Hi everyone. If anyone happens to be in NYC/Manhattan this weekend, and has several hours to kill, you may want to swing by Madison Square Park to witness this year's Big Apple BBQ Block Party. I've gone several times and can attest to it being fun (albeit somewhat chaotic) but am skipping it this year.

Be careful, it's going to be a very hot two days here in NYC.

Miss POI, what operating

Miss POI, what operating system are you using? I have Vista, and I think that's all automatic. I really like the way that when I'm online, I can open another scren by clicking on the litle blank tab beside those that are already active. On XP, I had to minimize the screen I was on, and then open another version of Internet Explorer.

I am on XP;) I am usually a

I am on XP;) I am usually a few years behind the times when it comes to upgrading software.

Miss POI

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