Keeping the Windmill Alive - Your last trip? - November 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.

This thread will be closed on the last day of the month and a new one will be opened.

JM

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Literally around the world

The last two weeks have been a crazy time of planes trains and automobiles. I had to visit India and Korea for work. With the lay overs from the flights, I ended up in 5 countries in two weeks: Amsterdam (the Netherlands), 4 cities in India, Dubai (United Arab Emirates), the NW and SE side of South Korea and Japan. The flight plan went generally from West to East, except I had to back track to Dubai to get a flight from India to Korea.

I didn't have maps loaded for Korea or India & my company BB did not have navigation, but I used the Garmin to lock in locations, like hotels and sub stations, to help me keep my sense of direction if I was walking around an area.

It was a good experience and I solved the issue that required the trip, but it it always good to be back home.

I'm flying to Florida for vacation tomorrow for a week and almost don't want to get on the plane smile

Our most recent adventure

Garmin took us to a cute B & B in Falmouth (Cape Cod) Mass. and for a scenic tour of the coastline.

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Merrillville IN.

Out to Merrillville IN., for a Charity Greyhound Auction!

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Nuvi 765T, Nuvi 2350LMT

Portland, OR - City Block of Food

I made a trip out to Portland Oregon this week. I lived there back in the 1990s, and I noticed a lot has changed.

One unexpected change is all the food vendors downtown.

There's a city block that used to be just a parking lot that now has food vendors lined up all around the perimeter. They operate out of specially built trailers that have service windows facing out toward the sidewalk. The area is located between SW 9th & 10th and between SW Alder and Washington.

There's a whole lot of good food to choose from with just a quick walk around this block. It was cool the day I visited, so I had a nice cup of miso soup and some tuna rolls.

It was yummy smile

Since I have a new nuvi, I

Since I have a new nuvi, I used it while on a trip to Fish Pass near Port Aransas, TX, even though I had no question as to how to get there. No problems were encountered, but it was weird seeing a little FJ Cruiser in the Corpus Christi ship channel while I crossed the ferry.

Last Trip

Cleveland Ohio some junction views I don't recall from the last trip out there.

765T

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Providence

You know, the one in Rhode Island

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non-native nutmegger

Yesterday my wife and I took

Yesterday my wife and I took a short trip to Lincoln's New Salem Historical Site in Illinois. Haven't been there in almost 30 years and got lost the last time I tried (without GPS). My Garmin took me right to the parking lot, via a Pizza Hut in Springfield along the way. No problems along the way. A year ago, we did get lost in the outskirts of St. Joseph, MO and I just told the Garmin to "take me home" and it did. I would still be driving around otherwise.

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Steve R.

To and from work

Limited travel this past week, just to and from work with the Google nav app guiding me with regard to traffic. Hoping for clear travels on Thanksgiving!

Apples

Went to find a pick-u-own apple orchard for the first time.

Last Trip

Took mine to Palm Springs. We go there each summer, and went twice this year.

As usual, a few POI's (built in) were not 100% up to date. But for the most part, it always gets us where we want to go.

The past two years, we've debated whether it's taking us on the shortest path to get there. It takes us off the main freeway, through several towns in the inland empire. It's a nice drive but we aren't sure it's the shortest path.

Next summer, I'll probably compare routes on Mapquest.

Did you enjoy the Site

srubelmann wrote:

Yesterday my wife and I took a short trip to Lincoln's New Salem Historical Site in Illinois. Haven't been there in almost 30 years and got lost the last time I tried (without GPS). My Garmin took me right to the parking lot, via a Pizza Hut in Springfield along the way. No problems along the way. A year ago, we did get lost in the outskirts of St. Joseph, MO and I just told the Garmin to "take me home" and it did. I would still be driving around otherwise.

We drive by there, but have never scheduled it as a stop. Is it impressive? We recently toured the Lincoln Library & Museum in Springfield. It was enjoyable and we recommend it to everyone.

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My wife had to go to Potomac

My wife had to go to Potomac Hospital from Virginia Beach. I used my Tomtom to navigate to the motel and the hospital. We also used it for resturants. Awhile back I programed the redbox kioses in it. My 13yr put the sound icon on it. Everytime we got closet to the motel (7-11 close) it went off..

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Mike TOMTOM XL335 and VIA 1535

San Jose to Saint Helena CA

Went to the lovely Napa Valley. My garmin nuvi 760 helped me avoid two major slowdowns on the trip there.

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Nuvi 2598 LMT Nuvi 3597 LMT

Happy Monday..

I got My Turkey Yesterday. looking forward for a great thanksgiving..

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Thanx BiLL Solomon

A Short One...

DC to Baltimore.

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

Figuring out new stores for

Figuring out new stores for BF.

windmill

set up new route

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The Home of BLUMARU HOUNDS

Upcoming Trip

Myrtle Beach, SC

Fort Myers Beach FL.

Fort Myers Beach FL.

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

Went to Trenton, On., last

Went to Trenton, On., last night for a friends 50th birthday party. They just moved so the Nuvi 250 got me right to the front door. He also just retired from the Armed Forces @ six months ago.

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All the worlds indeed a stage and we are merely players. Rush

Pt Townsend, wa

Great little town near the water

Kymulga Grist Mill

Stocked up on one bag of white grits and one bag of yellow grits, freshly stone-ground at the mill.

Kymulga Grist Mill is among the POI on my Garmin 3760. It is located at 7346 Grist Mill Road, Alpine, AL 35014.

There is also a covered bridge at the same location. Kymulga Covered Bridge is listed under the "Alabama Covered Bridges" POI listing on this site.

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Garmin nüvi 3597LMTHD, 3760 LMT, & 255LMT, - "Those who wish for fairness without first protecting freedom will end up with neither freedom nor fairness." - Milton Friedman

Drove on new ICC in Maryland

On the way up to the in-laws' house in Delaware, we drove on the new ICC (Intercounty Connector), which opened Tuesday morning after 50-plus years of planning. Of course, the entire route does not show up in the GPS, but the westernmost 7-mile segment that opened in March does appear in the latest map update released a few weeks ago.

looking to get new gps for

looking to get new gps for xmas

black friday shopping

it was a good trip. lots of good deals.

first time

So I took a shopping trip to buffalo and was on my way back to Toronto. y Garmin took me to the "whirlpool bridge" to cross back into Canada.

Turns out that border crossing for Nexus card holders only and not open 24x7.

not a big deal but just thought I'd share.

San Jose to Jackson CA

Went up to Gold Country for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Last night, my nuvi 760 saved me 30 minutes by taking surface streets to bypass a big traffic jam.

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Nuvi 2598 LMT Nuvi 3597 LMT

windmill

Went looking for xmas trees.

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The Home of BLUMARU HOUNDS

Parade

Was pulling a float in Fantasy Of Lights parade and found out our speed was 1.3 MPH

Haven't been anywhere that I

Haven't been anywhere that I would need a GPS. sad

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nuvi 2460LMT

Chicago to Cape Girardeau

I drove back to Cape Girardeau tonight from Chicago along I-57. I'm sure glad that I was going in the opposite direction. There was a very long traffic jam of over 3 miles heading north on I57 around Effingham.

There were quite a few close calls as well with getting pulled over by the cops. I actually had a car right in front of me get pulled over by Cairo, IL, and I'm glad that I wasn't going over 65 at the time.

I'm not a fan of the speed traps that they set around Cairo, IL.

North As Usual

We spent the pre-Thanksgiving vacation in Sacramento.

Last

Trip was for Thanksgiving. A quick jaunt from SC to MD.

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

Just wondering

nxs77 wrote:

I drove back to Cape Girardeau tonight from Chicago along I-57....I actually had a car right in front of me get pulled over by Cairo, IL, and I'm glad that I wasn't going over 65 at the time.
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I'm not a fan of the speed traps that they set around Cairo, IL.

Why did you go through Cairo on your way to Cape Girardeau from Chicago?

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1490LMT 1450LMT 295w

We Drove from...

DC to Philly.

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

'Big Trip' this week

Moving to my brand new built home in Milton. I cannot wait to get in and have all my stuff unpacked!

55" LED TV will look amazing in the new space.

drove south

250 mile trip to Miami, 2460LMT performed better than expected, in Miami traffic have to give it an A

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

Just go back

from Argyle and Weatherford Tx for our great-granddaughter's baptism.

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3790LMT; 2595LMT; 3590LMT, 60LMTHD

Moline IL

We went to see the sculpture of a John Deere combine, made from 300,000 cans of food. When the display is taken down, all the food goes to the regional food bank.
Check out the Can Do facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/JohnDeere?sk=app_266028786768554&gc...

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Up the coast

Up the coast to visit the parents and a bike ride down to the beach. Pretty good weather except for the wind would kick up once in awhile.

Happy Thanksgiving To All

Happy Thanksgiving To All

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Thanx BiLL Solomon
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