Keeping the Windmill Alive - Your last trip? - September 2011

 

The original discussion topic started by CherylMASS back in 2007 has been very popular; with over 3500 replies it's grown to be the longest thread at POI Factory.

In order to make things easier to navigate (and help avoid future technical surprises), I'm going to start a new topic each month like we do for the joke thread.

Here is CherylMASS' original post, continued here...

CherylMASS wrote:

If anyone is in danger of losing their windmill, maybe you can share with us the last place your GPS took you and if you encountered any problems, or if you use it to seek out special places to go. (Like Thai Food, ice cream shoppes, etc.) Anything to keep your windmill alive smile.

Thank you CherylMASS for starting the original "Keeping the Windmill Alive" thread at POI Factory.

Now let's continue posting here...

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Not the last one - the next one...

It's soon to be that time of year again... the Trek across Southern Minnesota and into SW Wisconsin... the stops, in order will be:

Breakfast/Coffee: N43.97181 W92.07092 - Cabin Coffee, St. Charles, MN
Coffee - second cup: N43.81103 W91.25145 - Cabin Coffee - La Crosse, WI (new)
Cheese: N43.71028 W90.72148 - Old Country Cheese - rural Cashton, WI - in the middle of Amish country
Apples: between N43.32695 W90.74153 and N43.31763 W90.83117 along WI-171 between US61 & Gays Mills, Wi - various orchards... Sunrise Orchard the favorite... (N43.31763 W90.83117)
Sight-seeing: N43.366389 W91.222222 - Mt. Hosmer City Park, Lansing Ia - overlooks the most severe main channel turn for barge traffic in the entire Mississippi River.

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

Finally on the road....

for a 6 week trip to PA/NY to ride the Fall colors. Day 1 was to Bryce Canyon via Route 14/89. All I can say about Bryce is one word....B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L. Day 3 on to Grand Junction for the Colorado National Monument. So far it's been GPS only all the way!

Totally agree about Bryce Canyon

FreddyP wrote:

for a 6 week trip to PA/NY to ride the Fall colors. Day 1 was to Bryce Canyon via Route 14/89. All I can say about Bryce is one word....B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L. Day 3 on to Grand Junction for the Colorado National Monument. So far it's been GPS only all the way!

We totally agree with your description of Bryce Canyon which we visited several years ago. Made up a slide show of the 100 + pictures I took there - very impressive.
As far as I'm concerned it's far more impressive, overall, than the South rim of Grand Canyon.

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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 !

How about Williamsburg..?

over this long weekend we went to Williamsburg. it was awesome place, gorgeous sceneries and outstanding weather.

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Thanx BiLL Solomon

back from Miami

Took the GPS to use with a rental car. Took it almost 5 minutes to find its location in Wash.DC again!

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Garmin Nüvi 265W

Not surprising

batera wrote:

Took the GPS to use with a rental car. Took it almost 5 minutes to find its location in Wash.DC again!

It was just joining the crowd in Washington in it's confusion !

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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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batera wrote:

Took the GPS to use with a rental car. Took it almost 5 minutes to find its location in Wash.DC again!

If you took it with you on the plane, turned off, and did not power it up until getting to DC, that's normal. It needs to settle in to which of the GPS satellites it can see, and then begin to function. 5 minutes is quite normal for that.

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

Wife's First Time

Wife took a trip to CA and I plugged in the address for her aunt. This was the first time "she" ever used a GPS. Nuvi255W. Got her there and back...without instructions. That says something right there. Now she wants her own GPS.

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OK.....so where the heck am I?

Texas to Iowa

Went to Iowa over Labor Day to visit my kids. Joplin, MO is the mid-point and we stopped for lunch. Amazed at all the destruction form May's tornado there. My heart goes out to all of those who lost friends and family in that storm. Words just can't describe it.

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I plan to live forever. So far, so good.

On a business trip

in California.

Getting lost (almost).

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nüvi 750 & 760

Trip

Black Hills, Yellowstone, Tetons, Salt Lake City, Bryce Canyon, Zion and Grand Canyons.

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John_nuvi_

Pennsylvania's Grand Canyon

Last trip was a motorcycle trip to Wellesboro Pa's Grand Canyon.

Orlando

Weather is great heading home Friday.

windmill

Just got back from a long trip to Benton Harbor,MI. then to South Bend IN. then Indy,IN then on to Richmond IN.then back to Windsor,ON. then home.2230 km.

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The Home of BLUMARU HOUNDS

Quite

Quite the trip there. Seeing Benton Harbor reminded me of Heathkit....built alot of those electronic kits over the years before they stopped making them. But I've heard just recently they are slowly getting back into the kit business.

See article.

http://www.radioworld.com/article/heathkit-will-make-kits-ag...

heath company

TheProf wrote:

Quite the trip there. Seeing Benton Harbor reminded me of Heathkit....built alot of those electronic kits over the years before they stopped making them. But I've heard just recently they are slowly getting back into the kit business.

See article.

http://www.radioworld.com/article/heathkit-will-make-kits-again/24284

used to live next door to heath company

Went to Hersey for the

Went to Hersey for the kids...got a call from the neighbor that he was flooding and I probably was too. Four hour drive home in blinding rain to find 5" of water in my basement. never made it to Hersey either.

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Lost on LI

with my nuvi 760

San Jose CA to Jackson CA roundtrip. got me to a relatively remote address with no problem.

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Nuvi 760 Nuvi 2598 LMT Nuvi 3597 LMT Garmin Streetpilot Onboard for iPhone

Local around town

Local driving around town logging all the new logations of the new speed and/or red light cameras going up in the area!

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Garmin c340, Nuvi 350, Nuvi 765T, Nuvi 2360LMT

Simulated Drive

Did a Garmin simulated drive around town to check out the latest red light camera update. Looked OK to me.

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romanviking

So that explains it...

JM wrote:

In order to make things easier to navigate (and help avoid future technical surprises), I'm going to start a new topic each month like we do for the joke thread.

Went to post in the old topic, and couldn't figure out why I didn't have the option to do so. Now I see it was locked and a new thread started...

My last GPS trip was this past Saturday, I was photographing a wedding, and used my 760 to make sure I arrived on time. I did, and everything went well!

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The Moose Is Loose! nuvi 760

Keep Alive

Just keeping it alive.

Latest trip

Just got back from Portland, OR. After a week with the grandkids, wife and I set off to our traditional first destination of our "just us" time -- up the Columbia Gorge to Goldendale, WA. After we get there, we spread out a map and negotiate our next stop (and we do the same thing the next night, etc. with the only aim being getting back to Portland in time for farewells and our flight back). For the record, other stops were Toppenish, Yakima, Ellensberg (for the rodeo). We use AAA "scenic route" indicators (black dots) to select routes from place to place, but also try to find our own beautiful routes off the interstates. Wish someone would begin a thread on "gorgeous drives" -- I'd throw my two cents in, for sure.

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DC Area, Nuvi 2797

Around Providence

The one in Rhode Island.

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non-native nutmegger

"gorgeous drives

I wish someone would. I will be going to Tn,Va, and Ga, next month and would like to take some nice routes.

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3790LMT; 2595LMT; 3590LMT, 60LMTHD

Weekend trip

Took a trip from Toronto to NYC this weekend. I love my new garmin

Check this out

rthibodaux wrote:

I wish someone would. I will be going to Tn,Va, and Ga, next month and would like to take some nice routes.

http://www.scenicdrivesusa.com/

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Nuvi 2460LMT.

No Where

Didn't use it this week.

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Nuvi 50LM Nuvi 2555LM

Wow!

While I was busy with family, I think I may have lost my Windmill! Ironic.
Glad to see the topic was/is a hit.

Cheryl

Edit: Nope, looks like I didn't. Whew, that would have been embarrassing! smile

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

Just got back from San Luis

Just got back from San Luis Obispo...shipped off my daughter back to school. It's just the first of many because she has a lot of stuff to bring back to school this year since she will not be staying in a dorm room. She is now in a two bedroom unfurnished townhouse.

windmill

Used it to find nephews place in haliburton

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The Home of BLUMARU HOUNDS

Have you had yourself a nice weekend as well..?

Lots of Church Activities..

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Thanx BiLL Solomon

The trip from NV to PA/NY continues....

and we've used the GPS in both the truck and the motorcycles while riding throughout parts of the Midwest. Life is good.

Santa Cruz

Good trip to Big Kahuna Triathlon. Nuvi got us out of a tricky set of one way streets.

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Nuvi 760 (died 6/2013); Forerunner 305 bike/run; Inreach SE; MotionX Drive (iPhone)

Far, far north

Up to Chisasibi and Radisson, QC, then over to Prince Edward Island, then over to Cape Breton National Park, NS, and then to Acadia National Park, then back to Connecticut.

The Garmin GPSMAP60CSx was fantastic throughout.

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GPSMAP64s, iPhone 6 w/Garmin North America, Yaesu VX-8R w/GPS.

Drive home from work

Still using my Android based navigation for most trips, I ran into an issue with the GPS not locking on a recent trip. A reboot of the phone fixed the problem, but I only did that after getting home. On a longer trip or in an unfamiliar area, pulling over and rebooting would have been required. While my Nuvi has very occasionally frozen, it's pretty rare.

Other than that, the trip was uneventful.

California

Getting lost here. For the week number two.

Do I know the way 'round San Jose
I've been here too long.

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nüvi 750 & 760

Local driving

Just around town...

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Garmin c340, Nuvi 350, Nuvi 765T, Nuvi 2360LMT

Last Trip....

Used the Nuvi last Saturday to navigate out to Chesterton IN., to go to a picnic for our Greyhound Rescue Group. Beautiful day for a picnic!

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Nuvi 765T, Nuvi 2350LMT

Had to travel to Springfield

Had to travel to Springfield VT. There is a lot of flood damage to roadways up here. A lot of roads and bridges damaged because of the heavy rains.

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Nuvi 2460LMT.

To Peak of Bear Butte, SD

Last Saturday I used my Etrex Venture HC to check our progress along the trail to the peak of Bear Butte during a hike with the Black Hills Explorers group.

Garmin 2360 with EcoRoute HD

Atlanta to Myrtle Beach and return using subject equipment. Outstanding performance and caluculated gas mileage was spot on with manual calculations. Helps identify power range that yields the best mileage pulling an RV. It is always good to have POI factory data on board for quick and easy reference.

Border hopping

Went to Niagara Falls over the long weekend, was more of an excuse to enter Canada. One funny thing was the number of times I had to cross border first at Niagara Falls and later on at Thousand islands. Since did not have any mobile coverage, entering some POIs apriori in GPS saved the day at many places.

New nuvi

Brand new nuvi 2460. Binghamton, NY arrow Watkins Glen track arrow Washington, DC arrow home in Port Orange, Fl. Really happy w/ this GPS. It's a challenge, tho, finding the right place for it in my (overloaded) Miata. smile

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Nuvi 2460

Border hopping

Went to niagara falls over long weekend. It was more of an excuse to visit enter Canada and visit Toronto. An interesting part of the trip was number of times I had to cross border at Niagara or Thousand islands. Since had no mobile coverage in Canada, setting up some POIs apriori on my GPS saved the day at many places.

Getting lost

Took a ride thru PA country side trying to get lost. Impossible with the GPS

PA > Ocarks > PA

3,435 motorcycle miles round trip riding the Ozark mountains for the week. Absoluntely beautiful weather and mountain roads in the Ozarks.

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Harley BOOM, Zumo 665, (2) Nuvi 765Ts & 1450LMT | 2005 Harley Road King, 2015 Harley Ultra Limited

PA to SC

Heading down to Fort Jackson next Tuesday to watch my son graduate from Basic Training. Taking the new Nuvi on a proper road trip.

RV Parts

Found my way to Camping World in Indianapolis...which is not in Indianapolis but, in Greenwood -- fortunately, the Garmin knew that....

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Garmin Nuvi 1690

Nevada to PA

And used only the GPS for the entire trip. Now we ride PA/NY for the fall colors for a few weeks and then its back home.

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