Chit Chat Thread for the week of August 18, 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.

Page 1>>

I do think we got a lots and

I do think we got a lots and lots of rain coming my way.

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

Sparky Playing with Vanishing Cream

Last week Sparky was playing around with some vanishing cream........

Well, you can see the results, until he got cleaned up!

--
"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

cool

H Hannah wrote:

Last week Sparky was playing around with some vanishing cream........

Well, you can see the results, until he got cleaned up!

This one is great, love it.

Miss POI

Sparky is so cool.....

Sparky is so cool.....

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

Rain

adcusnret wrote:

I do think we got a lots and lots of rain coming my way.

Yeah, it looks like just a big rainmaker right now.

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

Rain.

Be nice to have some rain in So Cal. Only rains here in January, through March- if we are lucky! It is rare to have rain other months. Most of the rain goes back to the ocean anyway.

--
NUVI 680, NUVI 5000, MS S&T,

CA

That's why it's the Golden State. And it can't handle much rain without landslides taking out the hills and houses. I lived there for 27 years, always exciting, now I'm beginning to miss it.

--
nuvi 200 | lifetime maps

Trip to Lancaster, PA

We're heading to Lancaster, PA this coming Saturday through Monday.

All summer long my 5.5 year old daughter has asked to go and has now instructed her near 3 year old younger brother to beg as well.

She has tried to boycott camp, etc. in order to clear her schedule for a trip to Lancaster.

I decided that we would pack the camper while they sleep. I'll wake her up very very early in the morning...tell her that I dreamed we went to Lancaster and ask her if she wants us to make my dream come true.

Prior to having kids, my wife and I used to go to the area a few times a year to visit, relax, eat and shop. The kids really enjoy it too. It is one of those trips that seemingly leave indelible memories for them.

I know the area well, but a few months ago a fellow member put together some Lancaster POI's and posted them here. Once there, I'll have more fun toying with the GPSr while comparing his POIs to our own favorite places.

--
Maps -> Wife -> Garmin 12XL -> StreetPilot 2610 -> Nuvi 660 (blown speaker) -> Nuvi 3790LMT

have fun

That sounds great, I can't wait to see what fun locations you visited. I love that area and I really miss being able to visit any time I wanted.

Miss POI

Happy trails!

kb2psm wrote:

We're heading to Lancaster, PA this coming Saturday through Monday.

Have a great time, and watch out for the horse and buggies!

--
Garmin 765T...Is it about the destination, or is it about the journey?

I would like to hear what you find!

I put those together and used them which did work well. I Hope you have a great time and EAT WELL!

--
Bobkz - Garmin Nuvi 3597LMTHD/2455LMT/C530/C580- "Pain Is Fear Leaving The Body - Semper Fidelis"

Rain in FL

Hope everyone is ready for tonight and tomorrow as isn't that when they said Fay was comming in?

--
johnm405 660 & MSS&T

YEP

More or less, Suppose to come into the main part of florida around tampa/st.pete area and then come up the middle of the state, to the west of Jacksonville and then up into GA.

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

Check out the new forecast track

adcusnret wrote:

More or less, Suppose to come into the main part of florida around tampa/st.pete area and then come up the middle of the state, to the west of Jacksonville and then up into GA.

Check out the new forecast track:

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphics_at1+shtml/145241.sh...

At least it's just a TS and not a cane !

--
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 !

Thanks Ken

Hadnt looked at that for a while, Guess i Better get out the umbrella and goulashes. (Boots)

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

TS Fay

Just got off the phone with my daughter. She said that it raining very hard and starting to get very windy. She lives in Plantation, West of Fort Lauderdale. She is a school teacher and has no school today or tomorrow. The local news said they will have up to 50 MPH winds tonight and early AM

--
Paul..... Nuvi 765T

Have you started yet?

... only 128 Days, 19 Hours, 35 Minutes, shopping days till Christmas!!!!!

--
Louie Lou Nuvi 770

Miss

pcatch135 wrote:

Just got off the phone with my daughter. She said that it raining very hard and starting to get very windy. She lives in Plantation, West of Fort Lauderdale. She is a school teacher and has no school today or tomorrow. The local news said they will have up to 50 MPH winds tonight and early AM

Looks like we may miss the worst of TS Fay. So far this morning, partly cloudy skies, light wind out of the east and no rain... yet.

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

crazy track

That thing is doing some strange things, I bet they never thought it would do what it is doing.

http://www.noaawatch.gov/2008/fay.php

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

Go

team USA!

--
Garmin GPS V, Garmin Streetpilot 2610, Garmin Nuvi 760

A big rain maker is what is needed for ya'll anyway.

Gary A wrote:
adcusnret wrote:

I do think we got a lots and lots of rain coming my way.

Yeah, it looks like just a big rainmaker right now.

And you can all use it down in the south, it will help you get out of drought. especially when she passes through the state then into the open ocean then hooks back into Florida at Jacksonville, and spews rain all over Georgia and the south.

--
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.

Golden State

Its really hard to get CA out of a persons blood! For some reason it just really sets in. You can move away, go on a trip, see some mighty beautiful country, but good ole California will always remain. The central valley isnt the prettiest place to live, I will admit, but it would be mighty hard to leave this state!!

HURRAH for California!!!!!!!!

--
If you dont know where you're going, any road will get you there!!

Lancaster trip...

It is a bit of a haul, especially the return trip. The GPSr says it is about 3.5 hours, but getting through New Jersey usually means the trip home is between 5-6 hours.

We have some standard stops. We stay in a little hotel off of the beaten path, but still minutes from everything. The kids (and the grown-ups!) like to look out of the window and walk out of the door to be greeted by cows and cornstalks.

The kids are looking forward to a day at Dutch Wonderland Amusement Park.

miss poi wrote:

That sounds great, I can't wait to see what fun locations you visited. I love that area and I really miss being able to visit any time I wanted.

Miss POI

--
Maps -> Wife -> Garmin 12XL -> StreetPilot 2610 -> Nuvi 660 (blown speaker) -> Nuvi 3790LMT

1 horsepower conveyance

Thanks!
We plan to get the kids on another buggy ride this time around!

jkaplan wrote:

[Have a great time, and watch out for the horse and buggies!

--
Maps -> Wife -> Garmin 12XL -> StreetPilot 2610 -> Nuvi 660 (blown speaker) -> Nuvi 3790LMT

Thanks again for the Lancaster PA POI's

Bob, thanks in advance.
I'm always playing with the GPSr, the ham radios and XM receiver. I probably don't NEED your POIs to find my way around and have a good time, but armed with the extra information I feel assured that we WILL uncover and discover some new stuff! Thanks for stoking the fire and adding more value to the Garmin 660 we will be traveling with.

If I think you missed any of our favorite sites, I'll let you know and we can enhance your current offerings!

With much anticipation,
Rob - Long Beach, NY

bobkz wrote:

I put those together and used them which did work well. I Hope you have a great time and EAT WELL!

--
Maps -> Wife -> Garmin 12XL -> StreetPilot 2610 -> Nuvi 660 (blown speaker) -> Nuvi 3790LMT

Rain

jwc3006 wrote:

Be nice to have some rain in So Cal. Only rains here in January, through March- if we are lucky! It is rare to have rain other months. Most of the rain goes back to the ocean anyway.

We just had three days of rain in the Denver area. It was nice, but it is also nice to have the sun back.

Alan

Clear sky

abeebe wrote:

We just had three days of rain in the Denver area. It was nice, but it is also nice to have the sun back.

Yup. Did you see the sunset the last couple of days? grin

--
nüvi 750 & 760

And now, on my family front

I get to play a grandparent. mrgreen

My oldest is dating a very nice young woman, who is a single mother of two well-behaved children. He's enjoying step-parenting, and he hassles me about step-grandparenting.

I'll continue my role as long as those two are together. razz

--
nüvi 750 & 760

We need rain!

Please send some of that rain to Atlanta!

Need rain in VA too.

Need rain in VA too.

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

Rain, rain...

Spoke to my mom in Boynton Beach, FL yesterday morning. By then they already had 8" of rainfall. I am sure that they would have loved to share some of it with you and the other member in VA!

SpyderMR wrote:

Please send some of that rain to Atlanta!

--
Maps -> Wife -> Garmin 12XL -> StreetPilot 2610 -> Nuvi 660 (blown speaker) -> Nuvi 3790LMT

need the rain indeed.

kb2psm wrote:

Spoke to my mom in Boynton Beach, FL yesterday morning. By then they already had 8" of rainfall. I am sure that they would have loved to share some of it with you and the other member in VA!

SpyderMR wrote:

Please send some of that rain to Atlanta!

hey all. the southeast really needs that rain. i hope all of our friends and relatives get what they need. in va here, we are 5 inches short of normal right now.

good luck to us all. and... thanks for stopping by!

--
Thanasi---Magellan RoadMate 1700LM , & Magellan RoadMate 5045LM "Speed is just a question of money. How fast do you want to go!!!!" Movie: Mad Max - 1979

Go Cubbies!

Go Cubbies!

--
Go Blackhawks

I 2nd that!

Tarkus wrote:

Go Cubbies!

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

Go Rays!

mrgreen

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

Cubbies

(I'm under the table, have on my bullet prof vest my old army bucket(helment)) Go Yankee's

Who?

Larry959 wrote:

(I'm under the table, have on my bullet prof vest my old army bucket(helment)) Go Yankee's

razz

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

After 4 days of clouds,3

After 4 days of clouds,3 days of rain and wind, one bad case of cabin fever, finally made it out of the house...... FAY is on its way.... outta here ..Only had about 14 inches of rain...

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

.

adcusnret wrote:

After 4 days of clouds,3 days of rain and wind, one bad case of cabin fever, finally made it out of the house...... FAY is on its way.... outta here ..Only had about 14 inches of rain...

Yeah, but at what, 4mph? We had off & on rain from the outer bands for the last 2 days. Pretty windy last night, too.

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

Storming Fay

So did you guys made out ok in the storm? Whats the status on Fay now?

--
Mike

Cedar Key

Right now the center is a little north of Cedar Key, on the northern Gulf Coast. The center of Fay is expected to continue crossing the northern Florida peninsula tonight. Then move near or over the Florida panhandle on Saturday heading towards Pensacola - at a whopping 6mph. Which is why there has been so much flooding.

Which means that by the time its over, this storm will have just about followed the entire shape of Florida. From Key West, north over the entire peninsula to Jacksonville, then turning west towards the panhandle, over Tallahassee and on to Pensacola which is right at the Florida-Alabama state line.

In the 30 years I've lived here, I've never seen a storm follow that path.

Here's a link to the path:

arrow http://www.tampabays10.com/weather/interactive.aspx

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

Crazy path

That path looks crazy....maybe Fay wanted to do some sight seeing over Florida...lol...Maybe shes thinking of retiring there.But yea...moving soooo slow there's going to be alot of flooding,and half of Florida is swamp and marshes already.

--
Mike

Not much of a sign of rain

Not much of a sign of rain here in Phoenix lately either! But people out here can't drive in it well, so maybe it's not all bad news.

Seattle

Couldn't believe it. Left Houston on July 31 and it was 102 degrees at 4:00pm, arrived in Seattle at 10:30pm and it was raining and 54 degrees, almost cut in half. Then the second week there it was 89 degrees in Houston and 97 degrees in Seattle. Go figure!! Came back to Houston last night and it was raining and 79 degrees, left Seattle when it was 70 degrees. This weather is really hard to figure out.

--
Sandman --------Nuvi 370

Redskin football tonight.I

Redskin football tonight.I see a sparkle of hope.

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

redskins

are you turning blue yet?

--
John_nuvi_

Fay

Well, as Fay moves West, the outer bands are reaching up into Georgia, and giving us a good soaking (nothing like Florida has experienced). We can use the rain, but North Georgia is really in need of it, and I doubt that they will see more than 1/2 inch. Looks like she plans to soak us through the weekend.

Joel

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

Sharing

PaintballCFO wrote:

Well, as Fay moves West, the outer bands are reaching up into Georgia, and giving us a good soaking (nothing like Florida has experienced). We can use the rain, but North Georgia is really in need of it, and I doubt that they will see more than 1/2 inch. Looks like she plans to soak us through the weekend.

Joel

We here in Florida like to share with our friends in Georgia. wink

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

We will share

Gary A wrote:
PaintballCFO wrote:

Well, as Fay moves West, the outer bands are reaching up into Georgia, and giving us a good soaking (nothing like Florida has experienced). We can use the rain, but North Georgia is really in need of it, and I doubt that they will see more than 1/2 inch. Looks like she plans to soak us through the weekend.

Joel

We here in Florida like to share with our friends in Georgia. wink

smile I know i will share. we had around 20 inches.

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

Share

adcusnret wrote:
Gary A wrote:
PaintballCFO wrote:

Well, as Fay moves West, the outer bands are reaching up into Georgia, and giving us a good soaking (nothing like Florida has experienced). We can use the rain, but North Georgia is really in need of it, and I doubt that they will see more than 1/2 inch. Looks like she plans to soak us through the weekend.

Joel

We here in Florida like to share with our friends in Georgia. wink

smile I know i will share. we had around 20 inches.

Wouldn't it be nice if we could get the Chatahoochie to run backwards (North) to take some of that water from Florida and give it to the areas that really need it? Odd that it always falls where it isn't really needed, or in such volume that it simply causes folks grief! I guess we shouldn't question Mother Nature..........

Joel

--
"Sometimes, when I look at my children, I wish I had remained a virgin". Lillian Carter (Mother of Jimmy Carter)
Page 1>>