Chit Chat Thread for the week of February 2nd 2009

 

This is the place to talk about things that are not gps related.

Have fun...

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

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A thought or two...

bojo360 wrote:

This late Spring we think; Iowa to Thunder Bay through Canada to Niagara Fall and back. Any cool first-hand recommendations for sights in Canada between TB and NF?
Thanks
Bojo360
Nuvi 650 User

Casinos and flat, flat land. You could spend some time in the UP of Michigan, which is gorgeous. Mackinaw Island, in particular. But be forewarned...it's not cheap, and vehicles must be left on the mainland.

I'll have to check my old travel logs. It's been about fifteen years since I took the loop from Niagara to Thunder Bay.

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Retirement....oh boy.

Turning 65 pretty soon. Full retirement for me is at 67 but I am not looking forward to it. My 401k really got clobbered. I don't think it will recover by the time I am 67. sad

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vvitug

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vvitug wrote:

Turning 65 pretty soon. Full retirement for me is at 67 but I am not looking forward to it. My 401k really got clobbered. I don't think it will recover by the time I am 67. sad

Things don't look good for me either. I think I'm going to get laid-off tomorrow. I'm running this last trip then heading back to the barn. Hopefully the news is good.

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EagleOne

Will keep our fingers crossed that it is good news and the best to you.

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adcusnret wrote:

Will keep our fingers crossed that it is good news and the best to you.

Thanks. I'll let you know what happens when I find out. (fingers crossed? check. toes crossed? check. arms crossed? check. legs crossed? check. eyes crossed? you bet! Now I can't move!) rolleyes

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you got it

hey dont ever forget if they got it a truck bought it.. look at the smiles around you, from the shops to the car showrooms. and never forget you"ve seen and done it all.. oldshep. extruckie.uk

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I doubt that the economy

I doubt that the economy recovers before 4 years

forgot about it ...

... WAY late this week !!!

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it's the dog's fault

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Economy

Never party in Washington has a vision of what really needs to be done to get our economy on the right track. It's business as usual with them.
JeffSh

Until we stop electing the

Until we stop electing the same senators and congressmen/women year after year things will never get better.Need new people with fresh ideas.After a few terms they don't listen to the voters.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. MapFactor - Offline Maps & GPS.

Go Blackhawks!

Go Blackhawks!

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Go Blackhawks

American Education system fail

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCJ3Oz5JVKs

I am a proud survivor of the American education system.

Sadly, so are the folks in the video.

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http://www.poi-factory.com/node/21626 - red light cameras do not work

Looking for warmer weather

Looking for warmer weather in FL starting today.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. MapFactor - Offline Maps & GPS.

A very wet Silver Lake....

It has rained from yesterday afternoon, through the night and it's still raining... Very hard at times...

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

I like the rain. It's a

I like the rain. It's a nice change of pace in Southern Cal. However, people really don't seem to know how to drive in it.

Yes the freeways are a mess...

sad

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UP

jkaplan wrote:

You could spend some time in the UP of Michigan, which is gorgeous. Mackinaw Island, in particular. But be forewarned...it's not cheap, and vehicles must be left on the mainland.

I can vouch for the beauty of the UP since I live here. I can also vouch for Mackinac Island being expensive, but it's fun to stay in a Mackinac Island hotel for a day or two. Also fun to go horseback riding there. There's a lot more to the UP than Mackinac though. Try some of the mine tours, the Soo locks, Copper Harbor and the Keweenaw, etc.

EagleOne

EagleOne wrote:

Things don't look good for me either. I think I'm going to get laid-off tomorrow. I'm running this last trip then heading back to the barn. Hopefully the news is good.

Good luck to you and hope you don't get laid-off. Yeah things are pretty horrible right now job wise. Hope you're still working.

Huh?

bloodbath wrote:

I like the rain. It's a nice change of pace in Southern Cal. However, people really don't seem to know how to drive in it.

Try 15 inches of snow, can't drive in the rain..Wow!

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Went to Circuit City today

Went to Circuit City today in Pasco CO FL to check out the sales.I spotted a Garmin 265wt for $244.95.Back in Nov during the sales it listed for $249.95.The prices are coming down some.It appears the discount % is based on the suggested retail price.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. MapFactor - Offline Maps & GPS.

Fri

day woohoo

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Dead

My Zumo died last night. I am NOT happy. sad

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"For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know."

Today is going to be nice in

Today is going to be nice in FL.Finally back to 70's and maybe 80 next week.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. MapFactor - Offline Maps & GPS.

Dead

As soon as Motorcycle Mama reads this I am sure she will provide some good information on how to possibbley get it up and kicking again She has one so she is very knowledgeable about them. Good luck.

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johnm405 660 & MSS&T

Sorry to hear that.

drbillk wrote:

My Zumo died last night. I am NOT happy. sad

Wow,a Zumo you don't hear that very often.
What seems to be the problem with it?

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Another rainy day in Silver Lake..

My wife joined the growing ranks of the un-employed... and I'm happy about it... Maybe we can travel now... shock She was very surprised when she was laid off, but I guess everyone is... rolleyes

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

Ouch

That stinks, especially if you didn't expect it. I hope it's temporary, or if your truly happy then Happy Trails to you guys.

Things are getting bad world wide, don't know what the fix is.

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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.

Zumo died

drbillk wrote:

My Zumo died last night. I am NOT happy. sad

Not a Zumo owner but pulled up your manual and on page 62 troubleshooting.It says if unit is locked up or frozen do a re-set.Hold the power button and the zoom in button (+) down for the reset.Other Garmin models that I have seen posted with this problem had to charge the unit for a while and do the re-set.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. MapFactor - Offline Maps & GPS.

Don't think it temporary.the union said enjoy the time off...

They gave her severance pay, vacation pay, etc... So it doesn't look like she'll be going back, but we are happy, it will all work out for the best. I have wanted her to quit for several years so I'm happy and so is she... grin

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

Woohoo!

It's above forty-five degrees in S.E. Michigan.
I'm starting to see some grass peeking out from the fringes of the snow.
Hopefully, the groundhog was wrong and we'll get an early spring.

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A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. - Herm Albright

Hope so!

charlesd45 wrote:

Looking for warmer weather in FL starting today.

If it 51 In Cleveland you had better have some ice weather down there, your winter has been terrible, and yes you can say well it beats zero and your right it does. The difference is I expect it to be cold here. an awful lot of 30+ degree nights and 40-50 degree days down there, has to be some kind of recored cold winter for Florida this year.

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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.

You are Right about

You are Right about that.This is the coldest I can remember here in FL.We were able to stand on the beach in December a few years back.It has been a while since then we have been able to.Hoping this is the end of the cold snaps.Need to get back to shorts and tank tops.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. MapFactor - Offline Maps & GPS.

Warm

Got up to 37 degrees today. Feels positively tropical after the cold we've had. It's supposed to rain Monday night. That should make a mess of things on top of the 3 feet of snow we have on the ground.

Iowa to Thunder Bay to Niagara Fall

bojo360 wrote:

This late Spring we think; Iowa to Thunder Bay through Canada to Niagara Fall and back. Any cool first-hand recommendations for sights in Canada between TB and NF?
Thanks
Bojo360
Nuvi 650 User

Well my family lives all over that area, on the Canadian side. There are 2 basic routes you can take, the boring relatively flat one, Hwy 11, nicknamed the "Sesame Street" and the hilly one, Hwy 17, that sticks close to the lakes.

If you're looking for a beautifully visual trip I'd suggest the lake route, it's very hilly however and not great for big RVs, but it's a gorgeous drive, if you want speed and a slightly shorter trip take the SS.

I've driven both ways and prefer the lake route, even though it takes about an hour or 2 more... The SS is almost mesmerizing and people drive at crazy speeds too.

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Advice to the President from his predecessor

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

Traffic Ticket Insurance?

Has anyone heard of TraffiCare?
http://www.trafficareinternational.com/

I heard about it on the news. They will pay your tickets for speeding, failure to stop, red light, etc. and pay any increase in your insurance. The fee for the service starts at $12.95 per month.

Just wondering if anyone has this service. Is it too good to be true?

Lisa

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Lisa

Ticket Rebate came with my RMR

I haven't heard of the program at the link you mentioned, I do however get ticket protection from RMR.

http://www.radarjammers.com/Ticket_Rebate.html

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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.

Go Blackhawks!

Go Blackhawks!

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Go Blackhawks

In the 70s in Mobile too

charlesd45 wrote:

Today is going to be nice in FL.Finally back to 70's and maybe 80 next week.

We had a gorgeous day today. I was in the sunroom washing sanding dust off the woodwork so I can paint the ceiling and woodframes for the polycarb panels. When the afternoon sun found the west side, I had to turn on the window a/c! Yep, it got up to 85 degrees out there. That's one reason we are adding a Bermuda shutter to that side of the room.
Can't you just imagine how hot it will get in August without one?

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NFC Wins Again!

NFC Wins Again! Now it's 8-9 Months without football. Kill me now!

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sewisdom - Drive carefully. The life you save... may be someone who owes you money!

Monday

raining - blah

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Garmin GPS V, Garmin Streetpilot 2610, Garmin Nuvi 760

Today is team bowling.Going

Today is team bowling.Going for a 300 but 200 will be ok.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. MapFactor - Offline Maps & GPS.

California

I love driving though California. Can't wait to have another vacation there.

great days here

it was great day here yesterday, like spring....

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