Keeping the Windmill Alive - Your last trip? - December 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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Just Walmart

I had fun with AT&T TTS editor. Using a tour guide, Crystal, Mike & Claire were arguing if that was a Dollar General store just ahead. LOL

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1490LMT 1450LMT 295w

Next Trip

Haven't been anywhere of note lately, but am driving from Montgomery, Alabama to Las Vegas, Nevada in mid-January. It'll be the longest road trip I've ever undertaken personally. I'll be traveling along portions of old Route 66, which is exciting.

Last Trip

Last trip to Norfolk with 2490LMT was really good.

locally

I've been driving comparing my 765 with the Garmin iPhone app. Always one minute difference between the app and the 765, with the 765 factoring local traffic into the estimate. On my next trip out of town will try and see if the same holds for long distances.

Trip

Detroit. Have never driven around and in the city and my 2350 impressed me as usual.

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Dudlee

No where this week...

in fact the only reason I turned it on was to update some of the great POIs we use from this site!

Cleveland

Normal trip to Cleveland. Noticed I may need to update my red light camera file - didn't get an alert on a couple cameras - don't know if they are new or not.

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

windmill

heading to Owen Sound to check out the Xmas display on the water front.

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The Home of BLUMARU HOUNDS

Route 66

Route 66 can be fun but confusing today. I've traveled about 50% of it. You can still find old gas stations, dilapidated (but sometimes still operational) motor courts, curio stops and many other interesting things. Be prepared to take your time. The roads can be winding, confusing, busy, mismarked - but always fun and interesting.

Every Day

We use the GPS most every day, every time we're in the car or truck.

RT

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"Internet: As Yogi Berra would say, "Don't believe 90% of what you read, and verify the other half."

Work and back

Just to and from work recently - no issues since I've been working later and missing the rush hour return traffic. Avoiding shopping for another week or so until I can take off during a weekday.

washington / bC

I just returned from a trip up North. I took my family up into BC Canada, from the Seattle area. We spent 4 days in the Harrison Hot Springs Resort (about 3 or 4 hours from here, depending on traffic and the border-crossing) and then after that we drove a couple of hours west to the big city of Vancouver BC., on Canada Highway 1. We really had a great time!

My GPS (Nuvi-660) did not know where the hot springs resort was, even though it has been a popular attraction for well over a century (approximately 125-years) but I did find a small restaurant a block or two away from the resort in the factory POIs, which has only been there for comparatively a few years, and used that to get me into the right town. Once I arrived at my supposed destination... I could actually see the resort from there, and just drove on over to it. Other than that, it went pretty well. Along the way, I did use the GPS to find an A&W or two, for some burgers and root beer. The A&W places up in Canada are much better than the ones here in the USA, because they are still just like they were around here back in the 1960's. In Canada, A&W has not lost their charm and quality, the way they have around here, so when I'm up there, I really want to look for one!

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~Jim~ Nuvi-660, & Nuvi-680

National Toy Train Museum

Drove up to the National Toy Train Museum in Strasburg, PA (in Amish Country near Lancaster).

Cozumel

We were on a cruise this week and rented a car in Cozumel to do some Geocaching. It's a beautiful drive around the island, and with only one main road, you really can't get lost. However, the GPS was very helpful for navigating in the city area where many of the streets are one-way.

Christmas Shopping

Hitting the road to flea markets in NJ

Virginia

the Nuvi 765T performed without a flaw.

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-Garmin Nuvi 760 & 765T-

windmill

went out Xmas lite touring.

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The Home of BLUMARU HOUNDS

Iowa

We have not really been anyplace interesting lately, but we will be headed back to Iowa to see family in a few weeks. If only my Garmin could account for snow conditions on the roads and route me to places that have already been plowed out... smile

Trek south of Baltimore and Back today

Made a day trip down I95 today and overall, the trip was fine. I did run into a jam up due to a vehicle burn out on the side of the road. No warning on the nav app (Google) - could have happened right before we arrived, but that was a little disappointing. Had maybe a 5 - 10 minute impact on overall travel time.

Not sure how these types of fires come about, but the vehicle (a light pickup) was completely gutted. No evidence of a human injured from the blaze.

San Jose to downtown San Francisco

Went to SF this weekend for my company holiday party. Found my destination with no stress and no hassle using my trusty nuvi 760

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Nuvi 2598 LMT Nuvi 3597 LMT

American River

Folsom, ca

Great, it's Moday, again!!

Happy Monday!!!!!

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Thanx BiLL Solomon

Cat Show

Went to a cat show near Towson, MD and while I had an idea where it was, I wasn't 100% sure.

The GPS had the city and address quickly and got there easy as you please!

Will be heading out

A short trip for us - one of my Granddaughters is competing in National PAL Cheerleading competition in Kissimmee, FL this Saturday. Going over Friday, watch the competition Saturday and spend Sunday at EPCOT with Son's family with dinner & fireworks to finish it off.

"Jack" has to find our motel, the resort Son is staying at, and the Arena where the competition is taking place. EPCOT is a no brainer - ride the tram.

Go Nashua, NH PAL "Force" cheerleading team !

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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 !

PA

All along the delaware water gap areas.

MD to IN

1300 mile r/t in 3 days to attend a funeral. Had lots of fun plugging POI so it would pop up with strange sayings along the way to lighten the mood. As an example, just short of a scheduled fuel stop Jill states "Can we stop? I have to potty."

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Illiterate? Write for free help.

Last Trip

Enjoyed trip to San Antonio recently. First long trip with Garmin 2460LMT. Very useful. Had a great time and visited a favorite Aunt and Uncle in Nearby Lexin gton, TX.

today

went to buy a car with a built in GPS. Will let you know how it works.

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-Garmin Nuvi 760 & 765T-

Fuse

I went to visit a friend who lives in the Catskill Mountains in NY state. The fuse blew in the plug in device of my Garmin 1490. Fortunately I had a spare, it saved me from getting lost on poorly marked back mountain roads at night. It was a good trip, save a minute of sheer panic.

Mixed Performance

Made a short trip to Baltimore Saturday AM - Google Nav app worked fine. On the return trip, the phone locked up and I had to reboot. No traffic issues, so no impact, and I new the route (and alternates), but it was a little annoying. Also certainly related to the customization of the device, so I have no beef with the phone manufacturer or Google on this one.

Just got back

from Argyle,Tx. Was having an early Christmas with the grandkids. Had a wonderful time.

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3790LMT; 2595LMT; 3590LMT, 60LMTHD

Downtown Chicago

Trip for a weekend in Downtown Chicago. Our 760 still works well, until you get in the heart of the Loop between the tall buildings. Then it's just better to shut it off.

To Tempe, AZ...

to spend the holidays with family.

last trip

Just got back from Galveston, Tx. Befor I left, Garmin updated my GPS. Now when ever she gives instructions, she says "In(pause)then starts over with In again. Maybe on the next updat it will correct this.

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FJM

I95 South

Made a trip to south of Baltimore and back today. Google NAv/phone misbehaved on the way down and locked up a couple of times. Rebooted once I arrived and all worked well on the way back. Take-away lesson is to reboot prior to the start of the trip.

Garmin Finally Admitted for 3790 ..

Garmin admitted of software glitch for the turn “bubble” fail to stay at the top left and displays the appropriate arrow(s) after a route recalculate.

They are working on patch..

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Thanx BiLL Solomon

Just around town. Found a

Just around town. Found a new shortcut last night using it to go someplace I've been before!

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

Garmin Finally Admitted for 3790

BillSolomon wrote:

Garmin admitted of software glitch for the turn “bubble” fail to stay at the top left and displays the appropriate arrow(s) after a route recalculate.

They are working on patch..

I have a 3790lmt. Where did you get the info from.

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3790LMT; 2595LMT; 3590LMT, 60LMTHD

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rthibodaux wrote:

I have a 3790lmt. Where did you get the info from.

I think this says it all.

BillSolomon wrote:

Garmin admitted a software glitch...

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

Additional Lines

Working on additional lines for information on CSV files.

No Where

Didn't go anywhere this week that called for my GPS.

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Nuvi 50LM Nuvi 2555LM

Around Phoenix...

since we don't know the area.

Just home to work. Good

Just home to work.

Good thing I have the GPS or I would get lost.

St. Louis, Memphis and Branson

Two new bypass routes are open around Osage Beach MO and Ft. Madison IA.

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1490LMT 1450LMT 295w

Used my nuvi 760 to go from San Jose to Sacramento

Went to downtown Sacramento with no problems. Still works great.

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Nuvi 2598 LMT Nuvi 3597 LMT

Always

Use the GPS most everywhere we go.

RT

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"Internet: As Yogi Berra would say, "Don't believe 90% of what you read, and verify the other half."

Most places we go!

Most places we go!

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

Taking the nuvi 2455 up north for its first roadtrip ...

... will let all of you know how it works out.

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it's the dog's fault

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Garmin nuvi 2455 - nuvi 350, 260 (spares) - my other toys: IMac quad-core i3, Mac Mini, MacOS: Mojave 10.14.6/Catalina 10.15.7. and introducing The Beast, a 2013 Dodge Charger Pursuit and his Garmin DriveSmart 5. The dog's name is Ginger.

DC

Sucks!!!!

Just around Phoenix this week...

since we're visiting and don't know our way around town very well. Get's us there every time!

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