Keeping the Windmill Alive - Your last trip? - February 2012

 

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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Need new map

I think it's time to upgrade the maps on my Garmin. New streets and highways built here are causing it to go nuts!

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Garmin Nüvi 265W

Last Trip

Ames, IA

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John_nuvi_

Just local driving...

Just local driving...

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

Family event

Made a short trip south of Baltimore for e family get-together. Google nav app performed very well, no issues. Traffic coming back was a little slow due to heavy, large snow flakes. Once the precipitation switched over to rain, the visibility improved markedly. Glad to get home!

It took me to a Wine & Chocolate social

Now if it could only actually take me home, I wouldn't have to worry about my wine intake!

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Originator of Keeping Your Windmill Alive. Live in MA & have a cooking website. 6 yr. member. http://kitchentoysmakecookingfun.blogspot.com/

Windmill

Just exploring back roads.

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The Home of BLUMARU HOUNDS

Go Giants Go..

Super Bowl XLVI

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Thanx BiLL Solomon

Local driving

Around town local driving...

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

san jose to saint helena

used Garmin Streetpilot onboard installed on my iPhone for the first time. Really liked the interface and the quick satellite lock compared to my trusty nuvi 760

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Nuvi 760 Nuvi 2598 LMT Nuvi 3597 LMT Garmin Streetpilot Onboard for iPhone

Reston, VA

back and forth to Reston, VA - no issues.

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Garmin Nüvi 265W

HB to DFW

I flew out to California to drive a vehicle back to Dallas/Fort Worth, TX.

Huntington Beach to DFW

Phoenix, Tucson, El Paso, Odessa

About 22 hours of driving with a 2 hour rest

nuvi 2460 on the dash with Garmin's new flex dash mount

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GPSmap276cx, etrex 30x, nüvi 3570, nüvi 2460LMT, GPSmap60CSx, GPS V, GPS III+

Just went round the block,

Just went round the block, 2000km & 3 weeks later I'm home, takes me 3 days to drive what used to drive in 3 hours. Must be getting old.
I noticed that since the last software update on the 3760 it no longer goes the fastest route, it no longer stays on the main roads, & yes I have the fastest route selected. Roll on the next update

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Today is a gift, that's why they call it the present...

Didn't use the GPS this week...

we're on a beach in Mexico smile

Trip to Memphis

I'm headed out to Memphis tomorrow. smile Looking forward to some nice ribs to eat.

Short trip to Port saint Lucie

A short 300 mile round trip ride to Port Saint Lucie Flor-i-duh to location within a community we had never been to before.
Had installed 2012.4 update the day before on my 1490 and everything worked flawlessly including the bluetooth. The small JCV file also worked fine.

When I got back I downloaded and installed the large JCV file on my SD card, removed the small JCV file from the GPS and did a simulation run. That worked fine also. No complaints from this user !

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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 !

Colorado high country! It's

Colorado high country!

It's ski season.

Fred

My latest trip

I have a Garmin GPS-V and a Garmin 560LMT, both in the 18-wheeler. The GPS-V delivers data via serial connection for APRS -- so you can see where I am at http://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/find.cgi?call=kd5xb-11&radar=**...

The 560LMT is what I actually use for routing. Last trip I went from Clovis, New Mexico to Fort Worth, then Dallas, and back. Later today I'm supposed to leave for Phoenix. Sure hope the weather cooperates, but I have my doubts!

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KD5XB in DM84

San Jose to Reno

Took a quick weekend trip to downtown Reno. Nuvi 760 worked great. Still very reliable.

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Nuvi 760 Nuvi 2598 LMT Nuvi 3597 LMT Garmin Streetpilot Onboard for iPhone

Last Trip

My wife and I have MS S&T 2011 on lap top. She navigates while I drive.
Left Merritt, NC and drove to Savannah, GA for a week. Then to Destin, FL for another week. While there drove to Panama City and traded old 1999 motorhome for 2007 diesel pusher. Drove to New Orleans and spent a week gooning around there.
Finally came back home. We love the lap top GPS / S&T 2011 combo. She can tell me far in advance what is coming up (like how an exit is configured, or what side of the road my fuel stop is located on) so I can be better prepared for it.
Going back to Savannah this spring. Then a couple trips up to South Bend IN....THEN gonna go to the west coast in the fall.
John

US Route 6

I'm hoping to take US Route 6 from end to end, California to Massachusetts. Has anyone tried this, and if so, how long did it take?

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Streetpilot C340 Nuvi 2595 LMT

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shrifty wrote:

I'm hoping to take US Route 6 from end to end, California to Massachusetts. Has anyone tried this, and if so, how long did it take?

Check this out http://www.heritagedocumentaries.org/Route6/about.htm

http://www.route6tour.com/l

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

Thanks for the links

flaco wrote:
shrifty wrote:

I'm hoping to take US Route 6 from end to end, California to Massachusetts. Has anyone tried this, and if so, how long did it take?

Check this out http://www.heritagedocumentaries.org/Route6/about.htm

http://www.route6tour.com/l

I tried the first link, however the page isn't found (could be the network here). The second one has some good information, I'm sure it will help.

I'm guessing it will be a rather long road trip going from coast to coast, should be interesting!

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Streetpilot C340 Nuvi 2595 LMT

My Last Trip was a quickie:

Bethesda, MD to Pasadena, MD.

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

US Route 6

flaco wrote:
shrifty wrote:

I'm hoping to take US Route 6 from end to end, California to Massachusetts. Has anyone tried this, and if so, how long did it take?

Check this out http://www.heritagedocumentaries.org/Route6/about.htm

http://www.route6tour.com/l

Well, I couldn't find a time estimate, but I did find this:

Writer/Historian George R. Stewart commented that, "Route 6 runs uncertainly from nowhere to nowhere, scarcely to be followed from one end to the other, except by some devoted eccentric."

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Streetpilot C340 Nuvi 2595 LMT

Finally! a Fix for Turn guide balloon on nuvi 3790

Finally Garmin had sent me a beta fix for the disapearing top left turn guide balloon on nuvi 3790.

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Thanx BiLL Solomon

CES In Las Vegas

CES in LV was my last trip and where I left a lot of suggestions at the Garmin booth too! Actually, I emailed a detailed list after my visit to the product rep. Also it was the first place I really had a chance to try out my 3490LMT.

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Garmin: GPSIII / StreetPilot / StreetPilot Color Map / StreetPilot III / StreetPilot 2610 / GPSMAP60CSx / Nuvi 770 / Nuvi 765T / Nuvi 3490LMT * Pioneer: AVIC-80 / N3 / X950BH

Last

Mine was to Georgia; however, heading to Vegas on Thursday!

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

Go Home...

Just driving around, checking out some areas that I don't go to very often. Had a "senior moment" or two and was a bit confused about my location. Flipped open the center console, put out the GPS, and hit HOME!! grin

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getround - Nuvi 750 - Nuvi 3597LMTHD

Walking

Used my pedestrian mode to navigate in NYC. Very useful.

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an94

Cold

Morning all. Cold her in Central FL, but trend is up. Keep warm. Last trip to Tampa to visit money at the wigwam.

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NUVI 2595 & 2599

My trusty 765T saved my

My trusty 765T saved my bacon today by helping me find my way to my appointment for an MRI - no way I could have found it (even with the directions the receptionist provided)!

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

Just plain old work

Just plain old work and back...

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Currently in China - not much use for my GPSr here though I have it with me - cool

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JRoz -- DriveSmart 55 & Traffic

A trip to the grandkids

My wife and I went up to VA for the birth of our 4th grandchild. We took a different route and used our Garmin to help guide us there. Mom and baby are fine and the GPS saved us some time on our travels.

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Nuvi 350 - North Carolina - I'm not a native Southerner but I got here as fast as I could!

Just updated the maps a couple of months ago

and went to Roanoke, VA. Went without a hitch. Headed to Miami sometime within the next couple of months. Just waiting to see if there will be any route changes since the last time I was there a couple of years ago.

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It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible. ----George Washington

Campground trip

We took our new RV to a campground for a couple days to test all the systems and make certain everything was functioning properly. So far, so good...

Still no maps

In the Dominican Republic!!

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Wherever you go, there you are. -Garmin Nuvi 370

Any were.

South Carolina.

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Nuvi 660. Nuvi 40 Check out. www.houserentalsorlando.com Irish Saying. A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest.

On the Road Again

Chattanooga, TN
Birmingham, AL
Tuscaloosa, AL
Meridian, MS
Jackson, MS
Lexington, MS

windmill

Heading to Buffalo,this weekend.

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The Home of BLUMARU HOUNDS

San Jose to downtown San Francisco

Avoided a big traffic jam thanks to nuvi 760 or else I would have missed my meeting.

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Nuvi 760 Nuvi 2598 LMT Nuvi 3597 LMT Garmin Streetpilot Onboard for iPhone

Worked great again!

Nuvi guided me flawlessly to an appointment in St Petersburg on Wednesday. The address was no challenge for my skillful little helper.

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Time spent fishing is NEVER wasted!

Traffic

I think Traffic on GPS needed improvements, mostly, alerts are either false or generated as you go.

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Thanx BiLL Solomon

Traffic

I think Traffic on GPS needed improvements, mostly, alerts are either false or generated as you go.

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Thanx BiLL Solomon

OK, But how

BillSolomon wrote:

I think Traffic on GPS needed improvements, mostly, alerts are either false or generated as you go.

How would you go about improving it? Keep in mind your unit only reports what it receives from a broadcaster. If the broadcaster doesn't update the information, your unit is not updated. If the traffic supplier doesn't update the information, then the station doesn't get updated. If the station doesn't...

So where would you improve the supply chain?

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Illiterate? Write for free help.

Last Trip was

Washington, DC to Canton, OH.

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

Two Trips...

Annual First weekend in February campout for our VW bus club at Cloudland Canyon State Park in Georgia. It's way up in the northwest corner of the state, close to the Tennessee and Alabama state lines.

Unseasonably warm this year- in shorts on Saturday. Did our usual stops at the usual thrift stores and, of course, an obligatory beer stop at Wally World.

And last week a I did a solo day trip to Heflin AL to visit an Army buddy.

Had to ignore the Nuvi's directions, routing my way made more sense than hers did.

Geo/ATL

Just local driving

Just local driving

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

ICN

Typing this from the Korea International Airport Lounge on my way to Pune India. Interesting GPS view from my Thrive.

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JRoz -- DriveSmart 55 & Traffic

Last Trip

Nashville

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