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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Were is we is

Working our way to Atlanta via Skyline Drive and Blue Ridge Parkway. This year's fall foliage is the best we've ever seen, at least the past three days worth.

Unfortunately it rained really hard overnight and looks as if lots of leaves have come down. We're glad we aren't on motorcycles or sleeping on the ground anymore, it stayes nice and dry inside our VW camper.

Visiting with friends in Salem, VA tonight, then hopping back up to the Blue Ridge tomorrow in hopes of nicer weather.

Oh, yeah- today, Silvie, our Nuvi 750 led us to a POI Factory restaurant, 3 thrift stores, a pet friendly motel and now it's tequila time. Thanks, Y'all!

Finding my way out of a

Finding my way out of a shopping mall. redface

Holiday season is here.... crying

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nüvi 750 & 760

You are 100 Percent right....

charlesd45 wrote:
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.

Bryce Canyon was our first stop where we spent two days on the way east smile Just can even begin to say how beautiful the park is.

Found two other jewels on the way home near Moab, UT. Arches and Canyonlands National Parks!

NJ Flea Markets

I have a few placed into the unit, 2 days worth of flea marketing.

Nuvi765T

Norfolk, VA!

On vacation. The redlight camera POIs came in handy!

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

Last Trip

I go to Waynesboro, TN 3 times a year. Always had a GPS lock up. Added an external antenna and now no lock ups. The weather was beautiful. Made the October Fest at Hohenwald, TN had a great time.

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Garmin Nuvi 765T, Garmin Drive 60LM

Going to scout out roads...

for next Summer's motorcycle rides. Heading towards Sequoia/Kings Canyon, looping over to Pinnacles, and the backside of Big Sur. Just a couple of days camping in my Honda Element, alone, to clear my head and re-energize for work. Will take my mtn bike and ride every day!

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

Completed my trip to Pasco

Completed my trip to Pasco County FL. The 265 done very well. The custom poi files for hotels and food where pretty much right on target.The tablets we have were a lot nicer to use in the hotels and wifi locations.Sure beat pulling out the laptop like I have done in the past.

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

windmill

Used it to find my way around Toronto.

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The Home of BLUMARU HOUNDS

I have returned...

jmkthird wrote:

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!

it was beautiful! Visited Maine, Vermont, Mass,
New "Hampsha" and had there, the finest "clam chowda. ever. I was there 40 years ago, and never forgot it's beauty! My Garmin 765t worked well, as usual...

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

Just returned

from a trip to sunny Georgia. Beautiful outdoor wedding at a winery

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2597 Sometimes I wonder..."Why is that Frisbee getting bigger?"...and then, it hits me.

Corn Maze

Went to a corn maze NW Illinois.

Amish Country

Quick trip to Amish country.

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Bill 1450LMT C550 ETrex Legend ETrex Summit A computer beat me at chess once. But it was no match at kick boxing.

test

test

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new car shopping

My last trip was to pick up our (almost) new Honda Odyssey. (It's actually used, but only had 10K miles on it.) This car has a built-in navigation system, so my wife's Nuvi 370 will probably be moth-balled for now. I, on the other hand, am happy to stick with my StreetPilot 2730 in my car for as long as possible!

-Dave

Just returned from the

Just returned from the pumpkin festival at Half Moon Bay, CA

Foliage Ride

Sunday went on a northwest NJ fall foliage ride with a couple of motorcycle enthusiast friends.

Happy Monday..

I Haven't gone nowhere this past weekend..

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Thanx BiLL Solomon

Weekend trip to NC

Weekend trip to NC

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Kingston, Tennessee

Tennessee

Went to Sparta, Tennessee to look at a retirement community (decided not to retire just yet).

Last Trip was...

DC to red Lion, PA to pick up a puppy.

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RKF (Brookeville, MD) Garmin Nuvi 660, 360 & Street Pilot

Completed our trip from Vegas to NY/PA/VT to ride...

the Fall colors.

44 days out, 28 in our camper. 6840 total miles on the truck and over 2300 miles on the Harley. In fact, turned 52K miles on the the Harley while we were riding along the Colorado River on 128 near Moab, UT. Life is good.

Tampa Area Boat Ramps File

I used the POI Tampa Area Boat Ramps to scout out some new places to launch while fishing this past weekend. The file had a few ramps I didn't even know existed.

It came in very handy.

was it accurate?

SnookMook wrote:

I used the POI Tampa Area Boat Ramps to scout out some new places to launch while fishing this past weekend. The file had a few ramps I didn't even know existed.

It came in very handy.

That file is over four years old, I bet there are a few more ramps since that was created.

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Garmin 38 - Magellan Gold - Garmin Yellow eTrex - Nuvi 260 - Nuvi 2460LMT - Google Nexus 7 - Toyota Entune NAV

Good trip

FreddyP wrote:
charlesd45 wrote:
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.

Bryce Canyon was our first stop where we spent two days on the way east smile Just can even begin to say how beautiful the park is.

Found two other jewels on the way home near Moab, UT. Arches and Canyonlands National Parks!

Beautiful scenery at both of those parks.Have plenty of pictures of both areas. We plan most of our trips to the national parks. Sounds like you have seen a lot.

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

Florida!

Just brought the Nuvi down to Marco Island Fl. What a beautiful place! Nuvi worked great finding different stores and destinations for us. Can't wait to go back!

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Nuvi 765T, Nuvi 2350LMT

Used my new Garmin 2460LMT

Used my new Garmin 2460LMT for a scenic trip from Lexington, KY to Washington, DC. via Cumberland Cap, Shenandoah Valley and alternate routes thru VA. Beautiful scenery all the way. Traffic function worked great as I was forwarned and rerouted each and every incident.

Yes It Was Accurate

flaco wrote:

That file is over four years old, I bet there are a few more ramps since that was created.

Yes, it was accurate. Boat ramps don't change much and as far as I know they havn't put in too many new ones. I'll do some research and see if I can't help update that file. I don't know how to do the Excel stuff though, so I will need some help.

San Jose to Sacramento

Using my nuvi 760 I avoided a potential 45 minute delay thanks to traffic avoidance.

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Nuvi 2598 LMT Nuvi 3597 LMT

3 day trip

Went from Chicagoland to Montanna, down through Wyoming and back. This was done on one of my motorcycles using my Garmin 2720. 3 Days... 3,200 miles.

Ron

Northern California Trip

We went to Milpitas and Dublin last week to attend a debut party and used my 1490T. The unit behaved normally for the most part--with some weird routing at times as usual.

Gee Ron....

RonJS wrote:

Went from Chicagoland to Montanna, down through Wyoming and back. This was done on one of my motorcycles using my Garmin 2720. 3 Days... 3,200 miles.

Ron

3 days and 3200 miles!!! Have you thought about joining the The Iron Butt Association that's dedicated to safe, long-distance motorcycle endurance riding. Sounds like fun to me!

Mansfield, MA

just for the day, but what a beautiful day it was in New England...

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non-native nutmegger

Grandson's Dentist

Took my oldest grandson for his teeth. New place, so out came the gps.

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Nuvi 50LM Nuvi 2555LM

Tn, Va, Ga

Had a great time looking for leave turning colors.

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3790LMT; 2595LMT; 3590LMT, 60LMTHD

TomTom 530, took a trip to

TomTom 530, took a trip to Farmingdale, NY

Airport and Back

Used the Google nav app - worked fine. Encountered no issues.

Used my Garmin 350 to find

Used my Garmin 350 to find various Virginia wineries in the near Washington, DC area. Very nice routes on some pretty backroads. Some of them were even still unpaved.

Fred

PS

Our last trip was to Palm Springs. We love it there. Small town atmosphere, super great service everywhere we go, and lots of sunshine always.

PA

Flea markets in the nearby PA area.

Keeping the Windmill Alive

I'm on a long distance trip right now. Started October 15th from La Mirada, California and now in Newberry, South Carolina. Using my outdated and nearly obsolete Zumo 450 and is working ok. Has helped me avoid some wrong turns and taking the wrong roads. Most of the POI's I have loaded are working ok but some had some errors like not alerting to any Waffle Houses along the way and the proximity alert and location being wrong for the Applebees in Hinesville, Georgia. Don't know how to update and place the right coordinates on the existing CSV/GPX or I would do it.

Normally I make this trip semi-annually on my Harleybut the old lady isn't into riding long distance anymore:( so I'm stuck in a cage.

Will be returning home November 20th and hope to have more trouble free miles with the help of my Old decrepit Zumo 450...later!

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"Odd Job"

test

test

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new castle, De

new castle, De

Now that we're back from....

our big cross country trip it's back to using the GPS to find places around town.

East Coast Trip

I just returned from my college homecoming weekend in Elkins, WV.

My wife and I flew from Denver to Pittsburgh, picked up a rental car from Avis at the airport and strapped on our Garmin 2350LMT. The pickup point was in an airport underground garage so I wasn't able to add its location into the GPS. While this was disappointing it was not a problem.

On the drive down to Elkins we saw photos of the major highway junctions along the route for the first time. We had previously used the unit in drives from our home near Colorado Springs to both Idaho Falls, ID and Lake Tahoe. CA without seeing a single photo. That confirmed my conviction that Garmin map sets have a strong East Coast/high population density bias.

On our return trip, we spent a couple of days with my sister and her husband who live in a Pittsburgh suburb. She had warned me that their address had stymied the GPS units of earlier visitors and recommended we be prepared to call her so that she could escort us to her house if we ended up in the boonies. Our Garmin navigated us there without a hitch.

Our Garmin got us back to the airport and the Avis rental return site flawlessly too. It made the driving legs of the trip worry free.

Bill

New-Ark

as in Newark, NJ.

Oh no!

perpster wrote:

as in Newark, NJ.

Darn! Too late! They tore down my historic windmill. wink

historic windmill

@perpster

Your stars are still shining, and I expect your windmill will be back soon; in plenty of time for the holidays.

Thanks for checking in smile

Gettysburg, PA

We had a nice day at Gettysburg this Monday. GPS took as there perfectly.

smile

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Garmin Nüvi 265W

Thanks JM

JM wrote:

@perpster

Your stars are still shining, and I expect your windmill will be back soon; in plenty of time for the holidays.

Thanks for checking in smile

Thanks JM. It's been hard to get online lately, for several reasons.

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