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

~Angela

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Last trip...

..Miami Beach Fla. Good trip but cold and windy.

HEADING

to Marksville,La in the morining for a little R&R.

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3790LMT; 2595LMT; 3590LMT, 60LMTHD

Just local

Just local...

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

Route 66 trip and the POI

Route 66 trip and the POI are working great. I-40 through Oklahoma City is fun as the Garmin with the latest maps shows the road 6 blocks to the north from where the road really is. They moved the freeway and the maps do not match yet.

Same think happened on the turnpikes coming from Tulsa to OKC.

Just fun to watch for these errors but in OKC you might not find the freeway if listing to the Garmin.

Florida Keys

Just got back from the Florida Keys. GPS worked perfectly the whole way down and back.

I, however, am broken hearted that we left.

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Garmin 205, 260W, 1450LMT, 2460LMT, HEREwego for iPhone ... all still mapping strong.

Using mine more for ETA to

Using mine more for ETA to my training courses, for work, in Mississauga, don't want to be late for class. Leaving 15 minutes late at my end could add an hour at the other.

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

use GPS as matter of routine

We use our GPS as a routine, going to rather familiar places, but it really comes in handy when we decide on a particular place to eat, shop, or another route, for a change of scenery. Our last trip was to Brown Summit, NC. Decided to go cross country rather than the trafficky I-40 through Greensboro.

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Unless you are the lead sled dog, the view never changes. I is retard... every day is Saturday! I still use the Garmin 3590 LMT even tho I upgraded to the Garmin 61 LMT. Bigger screen is not always better in my opinion.

All around town...

since we have family and friends here for the week smile

industrial area

I had to go to a warehouse in Monroe Michigan for a business meeting, and got entirely confused as to where I was....one-way streets, dead-ends and a river going thru town that really cut off roads. I think I weandered all over town for about 45 minutes.

Then I remembered the Nuvi.
5 minutes later, I was at the warehouse!

went shopping

and we didn't want to take any freeways to a mall we had never visited. Looked at a map and found the streets needed and used the Nuvi to warn of cameras and provide traffic info along the way.

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Illiterate? Write for free help.

Reporting

...that I have nothing new to report! smile

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Garmin Nüvi 265W

To a meeting place at the

To a meeting place at the north end of the metro area (I'm at the south end).

Handy to see how soon the intersections are coming up.

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nüvi 750 & 760

Metro Cafe

We were in Jacksonville, FL to drop off a solar panel for repair. While the manufacturer fixed it, we made great use of the Diners, Drive Ins & Dives POI file to locate the Metro Cafe for lunch. We had an excellent lunch, and picked up our repaired panel. The Garmin was great for navigating the unfamiliar streets.

San Jose to Saint Helena

Used my Garmin USA onboard app for my iPhone this time. Worked very well. Traffic was super accurate.

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Nuvi 2598 LMT Nuvi 3597 LMT

Montgomery, Alabama

We went to Montgomery for dinner and dancing, avoiding all intersections with rlc's. I wonder how much business is "transferred" when tourists and locals avoid rlc's. rolleyes

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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

L.A.

L.A.

Near the house

No major travel this week, just out and about on the normal shopping/errands type trips. Using Waze on the Android phone for the most part and liking it.

Even though...

retiredtechnician wrote:

Don't need to take a trip to use the GPS ... it's used virtually all the time when driving. We move it from one vehicle to another.

RT

I have one for each car, I use them everyday, it's like second nature to me now. My daughter does too, and panics if she cannot!

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

southern PG County and Charles County

While the kids were taking a nap in the car, I took a drive through southern Prince George's County and Charles County via Indian Head, La Plata, and Waldorf.

Cleve

Went to Eastlake (cleveland suburb) Sunday.

DC

Everyday...sad

Hunting

To my farm for a little hog hunting. GPS certainly has a way of routing me a different route. HMMMM.....

To Toronto. Got me around

To Toronto. Got me around

Using my c340. Went to Port

Using my c340. Went to Port Land, Maine.

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Garmin Nuvi 2555 LMT, Street Pilot C340, nuvi 265WT, Mio Moov 300, nuvi 255W, Navigon 2100 (Retired)

Son #2

Son number 2 just got a car, now his Christmas presents will be easier - a nuvi GPSr is going on the list.

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JRoz -- DriveSmart 55 & Traffic

I am Back..

That was a nice short trip to NY

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Thanx BiLL Solomon

Oahu, Hawaii

I've been setting adding places we want to see to a custom POI file for a trip to Oahu in April.

getting lost in Florida.

getting lost in Florida. Tomorrow.

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nüvi 750 & 760

GOING TO

Argyle,Tx in the morning to visit the grandkids and great granddaughter for a few days.

Will be using my just bought 2595LMT for the first time.

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3790LMT; 2595LMT; 3590LMT, 60LMTHD

Texas A&M

Texas A&M

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Montana 650,62S,1450,Etrex Venture Hc

PA

Driving around for flea markets.

Lunch

Had to find a new place in Suffolk. Needed for the red light cameras!

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Nuvi 50LM Nuvi 2555LM

Just got home!

Just got back from a fairly long trip, using my Dezl 560 LMT.

Clovis, NM to Portales, NM, then to Big Spring, Texas. next to Springfield, Missouri, Cabool, Missouri, and then WAY north to New Lisbon, Wisconsin. From there, over to La Crosse, Wisconsin, then down to Albuquerque, NM, and finally Portales, NM, and home for the weekend in Clovis, NM.

I'm trying to remember but I think that was around 3700 miles...

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KD5XB in DM84

st louis

about to drive from st louis to rock island

i ain't going

nowhere!

Detroit

Took the Garmin to use on a rental car in Detroit. Even with outdated maps, it behaved very well! No problems at all.

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Garmin Nüvi 265W

Just Took A Drive Out To The Desert

Took a drive out to the desert a couple of weeks ago. Surprised to see almost all of the bigger "dirt" roads actually showed up on the GPS. Pretty cool.

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OK.....so where the heck am I?

Took "jack" with my wife on a cross country

AMTRAK trip (LA>CHI>DC>MIAMI), Then 11 days at sea to the Caribbean and back again via train.

I pre loaded all the AMTRAK stations on my routes so I could find out where we were and how late we were going to be. Also used "jack" (NUVI 295W) to help identify some Caribbean islands we caught sight of but did not visit.

Jack made the trip more enjoyable

-jgracey

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I have seen the future and it is now!

San Jose to downtown San Francisco

Using my handy nuvi 760. It keeps on working great although I'm also starting to use the Garmin iPhone app.

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Nuvi 2598 LMT Nuvi 3597 LMT

green with envy

jgracey wrote:

AMTRAK trip (LA>CHI>DC>MIAMI), Then 11 days at sea to the Caribbean and back again via train.

I pre loaded all the AMTRAK stations on my routes so I could find out where we were and how late we were going to be. Also used "jack" (NUVI 295W) to help identify some Caribbean islands we caught sight of but did not visit.

Jack made the trip more enjoyable

-jgracey

Tell us more about the train trip, how many days, cost etc, I would love to do that.

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

Another work week / Speed Camera POI

Pittsburgh > Rochester, NY > Washington, DC > Pittsburgh. Zumo 665 worked great. I just hope Garmin fixes the Lane Assist when they start the 2013 maps. JCVs are fine.

It's amazing the redlight and speed cameras in the MD / DC area.

SPEED CAMERA CORRECTION

FYI, I drove by the following speed camera 2 nights ago and every sign leading up to the camera says it is 50 MPH.

-76.74626,39.35556,"Speed 55 - I-695 sb @55","MD Lochearn poi-factory Mar21 12"

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Harley BOOM GTS, Zumo 665, (2) Nuvi 765Ts, 1450LMT, 1350LM & others | 2019 Harley Ultra Limited Shrine - Peace Officer Dark Blue

Heading to Iowa

Heading back to Iowa, and the GPS is already in the 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."

giving up ????

retiredtechnician wrote:

Heading back to Iowa, and the GPS is already in the truck.

RT

Giving up that great AZ weather ???????
Got a little nippy there last week - was probably warmer in IA

Safe trip !

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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 !

Iowa

Weather in east central Iowa has been in the upper 60's to low 80's the past couple of weeks. Flowering trees are in bloom (very early this year). Welcome home RT.

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 51LMT-S, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

Last Trip

Boston, Mass.

Just around town this week...

but already planning the next big trip smile

Nowhere but local

Nowhere but local

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

Shopping and around town

Stayed local this week, with the usual trips for food/supplies. No significant issues with regard to the travel itself. Navigation assistance was not essential, but worked well (combination of Google navigation and Waze).

fixed

bear007 wrote:

SPEED CAMERA CORRECTION

FYI, I drove by the following speed camera 2 nights ago and every sign leading up to the camera says it is 50 MPH.

Thanks bear. I adjusted the speed, and it will be included in the next update.

Jonathan

Love the RLC files

Love the RLC files

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