In danger of losing your 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.
Thank you CherylMASS for starting the original "Keeping the Windmill Alive" thread at POI Factory.
This thread will be closed on the last day of the month and a new one will be opened.
I used my gamin 2360 on a trip to Rapid City from Tennessee in September. Interstate I-29, North and South of Council Bluffs was closed, had to detour through the corn fields of Iowa. I was told the repairs on I-29 could take up to a year due to this year’s flooding.
Just returned from Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Belgium on September 27th...I have a 2450LM and used the Europe micro SD card. Garmin directed us to every driving destination we asked for. We also used it in pedestrian mode and once again it did it's job. Don't know how we would have ever found our destinations driving in Oslo, Copenhagen, Stockholm and other cities without it's help. I would highly recommend anyone going to Europe to invest in the Europe map even if they are not driving. The pedestrian mode worked very well...By the way we had a great three week trip...
I just returned from a trip to the Southern Caribbean. I did spend some time in Puerto Rico and used my 3790LMT to get around.
Went up to get apples today.
Have been using my Android navigation app for checking traffic to and from work. A short trip, but one with significant construction - and often backups. The app has come in very handy in avoiding this situations.
at Capitola, CA
for New England, I suppose I will be, for 10 days a "Leaf Peeker" It's bound to be beautiful. Upon my return, I will let you know how the Nuvi's worked out, a 765t, for driving, and a 360 for getting about New England on foot!
Logging new red light cameras!
I programmed it to get her from home in Chicagoland to Northern Wisconsin for a 3 day women's retreat. Added in a few items by her request that included shopping, local "Cranberry" fest attractions, etc., and off she went.
She made it home again last night. Worked well, although, she really only needed it for the last few miles of her journey there, and the same few miles return trip. (oh, the jokes I could think of; forgot to remove the "return home" option...)
Incredible Dog Challenge finals at Purina Farms in Gray Summit MO. My 1490t Junction Views worked great while navigating freeway interchanges through St. Louis.
Went into the poconos with no problem but when I hit philly I gather the buildings caused some problems. The 3d buildings diplay worked.
Orlando, FL to Clearwater, FL
Took a brief trip to downtown Denver. I didn't need a GPS for travel but used the one in my phone for a bit of Geocaching fun.
our return trip from PA/MD back home to Nevada. Been on the road for 5 weeks and loving the sites we've seen. The adventure starts tomorrow!
It seems as if I'm helping others locally with their Garmin updates and fixes rather than actually using my 1490T!
to and back from work only
I just returned from a fishing trip to minnesota using my Garmin 1490...great weather and great fishing! Ugh! Back to work tomorrow.
I used a few days off around the weekend to get away. Used both Garmin 275T GPS and my android phone for navigation, ... welll mostly I used android phone to play Pandora music through the stereo LOL, but used it as a backup GPS.
It came up that Garmin Traffic info and proposed detours are DUMB! what a shame ... that little piece of crap re-routed me like 5 times in Friday evening rush hour around the DC and eventually got me stuck on a local road (per Garmin it was fastest route with NO traffic ... or rather "no traffic information available" LOL) ... wasted 3 hours to get through Maryland and Virginia ... at least I was able t listen to Pandora hehe.
I hate the fact that Garmin Traffic info has no feed for local rodads, so it may appear that Garmin "found" a 1 hour faster route, but in fact it always comes up same long as Android (Google Navigation) and eventually both estimated arrival times match up (a plus in favor of Google Navigation), also the Google Navi has MUCH better traffic info.
When returning from South Carolina to NJ, I wanted to take the scenic route via US-13, but for life of me I couldn't explain it to my stupid Garmin GPS which as far as I entered the bridge over Chesapeake Bay wanted me to make a U-turn and go back to Richmond, VA route clearly it wasn't even aware of the road connection between 2 shores of Virginia or for some reason was avoiding them, why???
At least Google Navigation gave me a clear choice of routes showing length (including traffic info impacting estimated arrival time) where I could select the route I wanted and follow it with satellite view of the terrain. Google Navigation was also MUCH better in routing me THROUGH the Norfolk traffic seamlessly, so I didn't have to wait in Monday rush hour traffic for more than 1 minute, amazing.
I am starting to hate my Garmin. I will leave it to my wife, I think she still likes it
... if only my phone could seamlessly play Pandora music at same time as it navigates me around ...
I went on a trip from Chicago to visit my wife in the bootheel of Missouri. Drove through it all mostly on I-57. It was a good long drive that my Garmin nuvi 3790 guided me through flawlessly.
with my nuvi 760. Steered around two significant accidents on the way up there. Saved an hour with that.
We take a weekend trip every year or two to the Devils Lake/Wisconsin Dells area. They have changed a few intersections to roundabouts that Navteq doesn't know about and this year re-routed and expanded one of the highways 1/4 mile over, but parallel to the original. Nuvi is not happy with that, but always recovers quickly.
Used my Garmin for a trip to Nashville TN.
..Devils Lake/Wisconsin Dells area. ..and this year re-routed and expanded one of the highways 1/4 mile over, but parallel to the original.
Couple weekends ago, headed up to the casino just south of the Dells. We must of taken the same road you did as the Garmin showed us well off-road to the north.
For the foliage.
The free wifi poi database came in handy during this trip to find a spot to get on the net!
Burlington, Old Lyme, Putnam....out and about
We're sitting in Golden, Co tonight after a short day. Tomorrow we take on the mountains over to Moab, UT. The couple we're caravaning with have a diesel truck with 150K miles on it. We know from experience that the trip up will be slow. We plan to unload the motorcycles and tour the Arches and Canyonland Parks for a day....then it's on to Vegas!
I was up in northern BC working. Chetwynd, Dawson Creek, Pouce Coupe, Fort St John, and a few other places. Tons of traveling, and my 775T worked well.
I hope I can say the same for the new 3790 I got!
My last trip was to Leavenworth, WA and the GPS worked perfectly well.
A lovely trip to the Napa Valley for some harvest festivities using my nuvi 760 Great weather.
Used in-laws' GPS on pumpkin-picking expedition today (Butler's Orchard near Germantown, MD). During tractor ride to pumpkin patch, I followed along with GPS on my BlackBerry!
On trip now heading for Fort Walton Beach FL. I-95 had some traffic but not bad.For the first time in 3 years the GPS didn't go crazy at South of the boarder. The last map update must have done it.Submitted problem the first time it started. Shows how long to resolve it.
Made the usual trek south on I95 past Baltimore and back over the weekend. The heavy traffic seemed to be on the opposite side of road each way, with smooth driving for us. No issues encountered and the Google Navigation app performed as expected. The great weather was a welcome change, too!
I don't know what when my last trip was...but I know my next trip will be to San Fran.........can't wait.
We flew from DFW to Jackson Hole, rented a Chevy Traverse and turned on the Nuvi 2450 and it only took seconds to get all the sats. Drove over 1250 miles to fly to home from Rapid City. Forgot to get paper maps before we left but as it turned out the Nuvi 2450 never once lost sats or guided us wrong.
Our trip was:
Yellowstone National Park
Cody Old Town
Little Bighorne Battlefield
Devils Tower National Monument
Crazy Horse Monument
Mount Rushmore National Monument
1880 Train Ride
Rapid City for flight home.
This was all done in 9 days. That was plenty of time to see all the sights. We enjoyed it and with all the routes and activities on the Nuvi 2450 before the trip there was no down time trying to find what to do.
Did worry about not having the paper maps on a few back roads but all went smoothly.
Smoky Mountains and Gatlinburg
Went down to Tombstone Arizona this last Saturday for a big Corvette get together and the built-in GPS worked great for the trip. Also was able to find an excellent steak house to eat at in Sonita Arizona on the way back to Tucson.
Kept it on for Red Light photo's.
Still on the road in FL. Used the 265 to put several via points in at once. Worked like a champ.
What a great trip you had.
We made it home tonight.
Memphis for ribs & shoppin.
Brownsville TN for cotton picking and gin tours.
McEwen for three day Mountain Music Festival
Nashville for more music
Springfield for Lincoln Library & Museum
Home just in time for raking leaves.
We Spent this weekend over friends house in Williamsburg.
Five motorcyclists friends and I went to Tony Luke's in Philadelphia renowned for their famous cheesesteaks.
Thanks, it was a great trip.
Only problem is that the nuvi is always too optimistic about time of arrival.
When traveling from East LA County to Newport Beach, it forecasted a 25 minute ETA. NOT..
and we're sitting in Moab, UT. We're taking an extra day to do the Canyonlands Park after the beauty of the Arches National Park yesterday. GPS all the way! A little sad though since we'll be home in a few more days and this adventure will be over.
Took a beautiful RV trip from Dahlonega, GA, back to Ohio, via US 19 and US 23, with many stop in-between. Some of the places we visited, we would not have found without the Garmin, and the various campground POI files saved our butts many times!
One of the most beautiful stops along the way was the Cumberland Gap area. The poor vehicle icon on the Garmin seemed to be going in circles as we drove the Pinnacle Road up to the top of Cumberland Gap, though. Ha!
This is a beautiful time of the year to follow US 23 from Asheville to southern Ohio.
I know you are seeing some beautiful scenery. Made that trip last year. Try to see Bryce Canyon if you can. You will be happy you did.
Last weekend we traveled around north Georgia and took in some festivals. Ellijay had its apple festival. Can you say apple cider donuts! Prater's Mill in Dalton had a country fair. I used both the Nuvi and Onstar. I have say, I prefer the Nuvi and will probably cancel the Onstar navigation. Another option I will be trying is a free Mapquest App for the iPhone.
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