Chit Chat Thread for the week of June 23rd 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.

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Ah Yes

Another week of "useful" comments to make our life more complete.
Just kidding, of course ! razz
Finally starting to feel like Flor-i-duh again. After weeks & weeks of no rain I have had at least one afternoon shower 8 of the last 9 days. Lawns are starting to turn green again - it was so dry for awhile that even watering twice a week wasn't keeping the lawns green, green !
Anyway - have a GREAT week !

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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 !

Last Winter

Last winter I was going to Telluride Co. for a little skiing. I decided to take "SPARKY", my pet hot dog, along on the trip. He said he would love to try a few things out on the slopes.

Lucky I had my cell phone video camera with me. He amazed me and I thought you might like to see some of what he did.

Tune in later in the week for the continuing saga of my pet hot dog Sparky!

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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

I see your getting all kinds

I see your getting all kinds of wet stuff that way MR KEN, I hadnt got that much, just some sprinkles, going to the north, or south, wish we would get some where i am at, one of those things that everyone has some but ME, geeeesh...

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

Not only is Neptune in Capricorn

But it was occulted last night.... Sounds pretty serious, and if that isn't enough the Earth smashed thought the summer solstice June 20th.... rolleyes Did anyone else fell it? confused At least Mercury isn’t in retrograde anymore…. razz
It is now officially summer.... 109 degrees on the way to Simi Valley yesterday... shock That’s F, lest you might think it's C,…. rolleyes
Still hot today in good ol Silver Lake, but not like that.... (Mid 90's)... cool
What the temp where you are?

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

Weather

Hot and dusty here in Utah. Lightning and thunder last night but no rain.

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johnm405 660 & MSS&T

Rain and Hail here.

We have had 3 days of big thunder here, but luckily it has not caused much damage. The Crops are sucking up the rain as fast as it comes down, I think my lawn grew twice as fast..the skies are rumbling as I type..

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Dave_ Nuvi 660 , 760,1490LMT Wooster, Ohio

Rain

My son in Mo just had his one bridge washed out and part of his basement flooded also lost a stereo receiver and two sat receivers to lighting last week.

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johnm405 660 & MSS&T

Members in What States

Miss POI the other day someone asked about who was from what state. could you put up something just by state as to how many members are in each state. Not members names?

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johnm405 660 & MSS&T

list

johnm405 wrote:

Miss POI the other day someone asked about who was from what state. could you put up something just by state as to how many members are in each state. Not members names?

Here is what our analytics software came up with for the top 10 states for last weeks visitors to the site:

1. California
2. New York
3. Texas
4. Illinois
5. Florida
6. Ohio
7. Georgia
8. New Jersey
9. Pennsylvania
10. Virginia

This week

Hail Hail the gangs all here!!...no no no...the hail's all here..we've been hit with 3 hail storms in the last 24 hours..from pea size to nickle size...and the thunder is rolling

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tomtom GO930

Bet you want to

get the hail outta here...

Rick2 wrote:

Hail Hail the gangs all here!!...no no no...the hail's all here..we've been hit with 3 hail storms in the last 24 hours..from pea size to nickle size...and the thunder is rolling

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

I'm just glad to be home ...

... was unable to take Amtrak back to Detroit from Denver, due to flooding in Iowa. I had to book a last-minute flight for Saturday. At least Amtrak refunded my return train fare in full, however it was not nearly enough to cover the substantial cost of the plane fare. I will keep that in mind for future reference. Between the airfare and the additional cost to return the rental car to the airport instead of the train station, I could have driven my own personal vehicle out to Wyoming and skipped the trip to Denver altogether.

/rant

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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/Catalina 10.15.2. and introducing The Beast, a 2013 Dodge Charger Pursuit and his Garmin DriveSmart 5. The dog's name is Ginger.

Members

Thanks that is interesting. Now if more of the almost 100 thousand would start posting you would need more of your self to moderate. and post things.

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johnm405 660 & MSS&T

George Carlin

You will be missed...... sad

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Louie Lou Nuvi 770

George Carlin

loudogz74 wrote:

You will be missed...... sad

Indeed...

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Garmin GPS V, Garmin Streetpilot 2610, Garmin Nuvi 760

Same Here

johnm405 wrote:

Hot and dusty here in Utah. Lightning and thunder last night but no rain.

Yea - summer finally arrived here in Idaho as well. 90's now and lots of sun! smile

ohio is clear rain clear

ohio is clear rain clear hail rain all in an hour. wow

sounds

I downloaded the sounds for redlight and speed cameras but they don't seem to be working. I just get the red box and alert at the top of my Garmin c340. I renamed the sound file to match the names of the files for each speed and redlight data file. Is this the correct procedure or should I have left the file names alone?

Red Light Camera (Jack's Voice) Alert Sound and
Speed Trap 1 Alert Sound

The C340 does not support

The C340 does not support MP3 sound files.

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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 !

Smoke everywhere

The area where I live has been surrounded by fires. Lots of fires. The air is horrible and the sun is just an orange ball seen through the haze. I feel sorry for the folks just up the hill - a lot of houses burned to the ground.

Some places are flooding and we're on fire wishing for rain. It's a weird planet.

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GPSMAP 76CSx - nüvi 760 - nüvi 200 - GPSMAP 78S

Gettin Hot in AZ

14th day in a row with temps above 110! Yikes!

It's a dry heat ;-)

azingve wrote:

14th day in a row with temps above 110! Yikes!

Stay cool out there in AZ!

I visited Arizona for the first time in 2006 and recall coming out of the air-conditioned rental car into the street, thinking that the feeling of heat was like when you open an oven door to check on your roast. It's like no other heat that I've experienced.

It was also my first encounter with what appeared to be "cool zones" built into strip malls.

A Little Downhill racing

As stated earlier I would show you more on Sparky's skiing trip to Telluride Co. He spent a the 1st whole day just hot dogging it down the slopes and that was what you were seeing.

On the 2nd day he decided to on do some downhill racing. I did get some shots of him doing the downhill. I will show them now.

On the 3rd day he had a slight accident, will show you later this week.

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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

very entertaining

H Hannah wrote:

As stated earlier I would show you more on Sparky's skiing trip to Telluride Co. He spent a the 1st whole day just hot dogging it down the slopes and that was what you were seeing.

On the 2nd day he decided to on do some downhill racing. I did get some shots of him doing the downhill. I will show them now.

On the 3rd day he had a slight accident, will show you later this week.

I love it, that is great. I always get excited when I see that there is a new Sparky movie.

Miss POI

fun game

I found some more entertainment during my red light camera research today and thought I would share it with the rest of you.

Here is a link to a page that has a fun game called "Camera Killer" it is almost at the bottom of the page.

http://www.safespeedlafayette.com/

Ya I know I should be focused on work but this was fun to play, make sure to read the instructions first.

Miss POI

Car payment

Paid off the Camry today.

And there was much rejoicing.

Yaaayyy!!!!!

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nüvi 750 & 760

Bahhhhhhh Hummmbug on that game. :)

miss poi wrote:

I found some more entertainment during my red light camera research today and thought I would share it with the rest of you.

Here is a link to a page that has a fun game called "Camera Killer" it is almost at the bottom of the page.

http://www.safespeedlafayette.com/

Ya I know I should be focused on work but this was fun to play, make sure to read the instructions first.

Miss POI

SOOOOOOOO what kind of score did you get, Mine was really really bad..... topped out at 414 after 6 games..... GEEEEEESHHHHHHHHHH

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

Congrats on paying off the camry

Great job on paying off your car, Spider Elliot!

Get rid of debt!

Off to Seaworld today !

Off to Seaworld today ! 1st time in 22 years and I live 1 1/2 hours away !

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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 !

Long Time

Its been a number of years for me too, but Sea World was always my favorite Orlando theme park and this should be a better time of year to go - smaller crowds, but hotter.

Enjoy!

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

WET

I live in western Washington, I would be more than happy to share our rain with someone grin

SoCal

kgmilton wrote:

I live in western Washington, I would be more than happy to share our rain with someone grin

Send it to southern California. I'm sure they would appreciate any help with their wildfires.

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

Mixed bag & "new to me" car

Overcast, some sun, strong winds, torrential downpours, hail - and that is just the weather for yesterday! Supposed to have more of the same all week. (Ever see Louis Black make fun of Massachusetts weather? It's too funny.)

Turned my Volvo out to pasture after 14 years. (Actually, trying to find it a good home, has at least another 100,000 miles in it.)
Found a deal on a 2002 BMW X5, 4.4i, V8.
Might just have to look at it, with the price of gas won't be doing much joy riding. Thought of getting a hybrid, but the BMW was $19,000 cheaper. I can buy a lot of gas for $19,000. (Trying to justify my purchase.) For sure I'll be using my Garmin, don't want to do any extra driving looking for places.

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

I think that's Northern California...

Gary A wrote:
kgmilton wrote:

I live in western Washington, I would be more than happy to share our rain with someone grin

Send it to southern California. I'm sure they would appreciate any help with their wildfires.

No fires around here yet.... shock

But we would take the rain... wink

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

You can have some of what we've had

http://qninewmedia.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2008/06/...

I live in North Iowa, close to that pocket of 14"...thank goodness I live in an area that is drained away from, not towards.

My rain gauge has just over 7" for the month so far...

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

Sparky get a BOOBOO

I mentioned on Wednesday Sparky had a accident on his 3rd day hot-dogging it down the slopes. I just happened to be talking a few videos of him, and caught the accident on my cell phone.

Well here it is.

He wasn't able to ski anymore on this trip.

I also have some videos of what went on later.

Show them later in the week.

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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

Ski Lodge

Hope he's not hurt too bad.

Time for him to join all the others in the ski lodge wearing casts (although, it looks like he landed on his little head). Maybe a nice snifter of brandy will make him feel better as he warms his feet by the fire - but don't get too close! Hot dogs... fire... bad combination. laugh out loud

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

nope

Gary A wrote:

Hope he's not hurt too bad.

Time for him to join all the others in the ski lodge wearing casts (although, it looks like he landed on his little head). Maybe a nice snifter of brandy will make him feel better as he warms his feet by the fire - but don't get too close! Hot dogs... fire... bad combination. laugh out loud

Naa... only on the grill it is bad.smile

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

New York

Its a beautiful night here in NYC. Mid 70's and the yanks r finally beatin the mets. Its not lookin good for the yanks this year. Boston seems like a lock for the championship.

I see your getting all kinds

Hey Jerry is that picture a B-26 "widow maker"?? Great plane - hard to fly and land.

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Sandman --------Nuvi 370

Go Cubbies

Go Cubbies

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Go Blackhawks

another hot day in VA but

another hot day in VA but looking better for next week.

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

Have been driving between

Have been driving between Huntsville, Winchester TN. The 2009 Maps still don't have the David Crocket Pkwy, in it's new configuration. It has been years since this was completed.

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

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Tarkus wrote:

Go Cubbies

You keep saying this every week without telling us where you want 'em to go.... smile

The World Series would be nice. smile

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

Giants 1 -

A's 0 Finally won one.

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Garmin Nuvi 650, Garmin eTrexLegend, Magellan 360

George Carlin

loudogz74 wrote:

You will be missed...... sad

The great philosopher king has gone to Valhalla but lives on in our hearts.

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nüvi 1490T, V1, Sanyo PRO-700a, maps, sunglasses, hot co-pilot, the open road

It was a experience.

sandman wrote:

Hey Jerry is that picture a B-26 "widow maker"?? Great plane - hard to fly and land.

Actually it is a A26, I know they are hard to tell apart, specilly in that picture, I worked on them wayyyyyyyyyyyy back during the 62 cuban crisis,when i was stationed in GITMO.

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

glad to be here

I'm new to this POI activity but I'm glad to be here...!

Hopefully I can contribute something

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Uncle John www.HeCanFixIt.com

It was a experience.

adcusnret wrote:
sandman wrote:

Hey Jerry is that picture a B-26 "widow maker"?? Great plane - hard to fly and land.

Actually it is a A26, I know they are hard to tell apart, specilly in that picture, I worked on them wayyyyyyyyyyyy back during the 62 cuban crisis,when i was stationed in GITMO.

Don't know if I could tell an "A" from a "B" if they were side by side except for the bombay maybe. I also was involved in the 62 Cuban crisis flying SA 16 Air Rescue seaplanes out of Homestead AFB in Florida. Small world huh??

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Sandman --------Nuvi 370

Bump!

Bump for the cause. (My Windmill!) twisted

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Garmin C530 Garmin Zumo 550
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