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

 

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.

JM

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Last Trip

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.

Three week trip....

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...

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Bobby....Garmin 2450LM

Back from Long 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.

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Garmin DriveSmart 61 LMT-S, Prev.GPSs: Drive61 LM, nuvi 3790LMT, 755T & 650, GPSIII+, SP 2610, 250W; Magellan 2200T; Originator of GARMIN NUVI TRICKS, TIPS, WORKAROUNDS, HINTS, SECRETS & IDEAS http://bit.ly/GARMIN-TNT

windmill

Went up to get apples today.

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The Home of BLUMARU HOUNDS

work and back

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.

to find a bakery

at Capitola, CA

Leaving San Diego...

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!

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"Backward, turn backward, oh time in your flight, make me a child again, just for tonight."

Logging new red light

Logging new red light cameras!

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

Sending My Wife Away!

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...)

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And now, back to your regularly scheduled forum - already in progress . . .

Went to the dogs

Incredible Dog Challenge finals at Purina Farms in Gray Summit MO. My 1490t Junction Views worked great while navigating freeway interchanges through St. Louis.

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1490LMT 1450LMT 295w

Around PA

Went into the poconos with no problem but when I hit philly I gather the buildings caused some problems. The 3d buildings diplay worked.

Nuvi765T

Orlando, FL

Orlando, FL to Clearwater, FL

Go Bears!

Go Bears!

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Go Blackhawks

Denver

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.

Updating POIs today for...

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!

Fixing nuvis rather than using them

It seems as if I'm helping others locally with their Garmin updates and fixes rather than actually using my 1490T!

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Garmin nuvi 2597MT, 660, too many really.

:(

to and back from work only

last trip

I just returned from a fishing trip to minnesota using my Garmin 1490...great weather and great fishing! Ugh! Back to work tomorrow.

to/from Mytle Beach, SC and North-Eastern NJ

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 sad 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 wink

... if only my phone could seamlessly play Pandora music at same time as it navigates me around ...

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Garmin nuvi 2595LMT; Android 5.0 (Samsung GS3)

Trip through IL

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.

San Jose to downtown San Francisco

with my nuvi 760. Steered around two significant accidents on the way up there. Saved an hour with that.

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Nuvi 2598 LMT Nuvi 3597 LMT

Weekend at Devils Lake, WI

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. grin

Just Came back

Used my Garmin for a trip to Nashville TN.

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Thanx BiLL Solomon

Off road

johnc wrote:

..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.

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-Quest, Nuvi 1390T

Lake George, NY

For the foliage.

Cleveland

The free wifi poi database came in handy during this trip to find a spot to get on the net!

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

misc jaunt around CT

Burlington, Old Lyme, Putnam....out and about

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non-native nutmegger

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

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!

2 months and 20K later...

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!

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nüvi 3790T | nüvi 775T | Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable ~ JFK

My Last Trip

My last trip was to Leavenworth, WA and the GPS worked perfectly well.

San Jose to Saint Helena

A lovely trip to the Napa Valley for some harvest festivities using my nuvi 760 Great weather.

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Nuvi 2598 LMT Nuvi 3597 LMT

pumpkin picking

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

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.

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

I95 South and Return

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...

I don't know what when my last trip was...but I know my next trip will be to San Fran.........can't wait.

Forgot the Paper Maps

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:
Jackson Hole
Tetons
Yellowstone National Park
West Yellowstone
Cody
Cody Old Town
Sheriday
Little Bighorne Battlefield
Devils Tower National Monument
Crazy Horse Monument
Mount Rushmore National Monument
1880 Train Ride
Keystone
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.
Mary

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Mary, Nuvi 2450, Garmin Viago, Honda Navigation, Nuvi 750 (gave to son)

Smoky Mountains and

Smoky Mountains and Gatlinburg

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Kingston, Tennessee

Went down to Tombstone Arizona this last Saturday

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.

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GM Built-in Navigation system - Samsung S6 Edge+ Smartphone with Garmin Viago, Google Maps & HERE Apps

For around town

Kept it on for Red Light photo's.

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Nuvi 50LM Nuvi 2555LM

Still on the road in FL.

Still on the road in FL. Used the 265 to put several via points in at once. Worked like a champ.

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

Mary wrote

Quote:

Our trip was:
Jackson Hole
Tetons
Yellowstone National Park
West Yellowstone
Cody
Cody Old Town
Sheriday
Little Bighorne Battlefield
Devils Tower National Monument
Crazy Horse Monument
Mount Rushmore National Monument
1880 Train Ride
Keystone
Rapid City for flight home.

What a great trip you had.

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1490LMT 1450LMT 295w

six days on the road

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.

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1490LMT 1450LMT 295w

Happy Columbus Day

We Spent this weekend over friends house in Williamsburg.

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Thanx BiLL Solomon

Cheesesteak Run

Five motorcyclists friends and I went to Tony Luke's in Philadelphia renowned for their famous cheesesteaks.

It was great

spokybob wrote:
Quote:

Our trip was:
Jackson Hole
Tetons
Yellowstone National Park
West Yellowstone
Cody
Cody Old Town
Sheriday
Little Bighorne Battlefield
Devils Tower National Monument
Crazy Horse Monument
Mount Rushmore National Monument
1880 Train Ride
Keystone
Rapid City for flight home.

What a great trip you had.

Thanks, it was a great trip.

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Mary, Nuvi 2450, Garmin Viago, Honda Navigation, Nuvi 750 (gave to son)

Still using the traffic mode with my old trusty 680.

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..

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“It’s their world. We’re just living in it.”

Day 42 of our RT NV to PA/NY...

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.

Georgia to Ohio

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.

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Garmin Nuvi 1690

Beautiful scenery

FreddyP wrote:

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.

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.

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

Fall Festival Trip

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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Jim Garmin nuvi 660
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