Keeping the Windmill Alive - Your last trip? - April 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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Nuvi 350

My Nuvi 350 recently guided me around Puerto Rico. It was a necessity since street signs in the cities are posted on approximately 1 out of every 8 streets. It's a beautiful island with beaches, mountains & shows it's heritage quite well.

Fred

265wt to phoenix

265wt to phoenix

Final Planning almost complete

Final planning for our annual trip North in June!
This year it looks like 24 days, 3600 miles (not counting local driving), 13 states,
This years events to attend - meet my new granddaughter (now 1 month old), 2 HS graduations, attend Rock'n Ribfest weekend in NH, 2 dance recitals for Granddaughters, four days visiting Maine Coast and tasting epicurean delights (lobster & mussels), partying at my oldest son's 50th b'day plus visiting old friends in various locations along the way !
We actually have 4 days with nothing planned - yet !
Motels all booked except for 2 nights !
Now if the price of gas will stay reasonable ?????????

Obviously Jack (1490) and Samantha (260) will be our constant companions !

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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 !

Off topic

I left BOTH of my GPSs at home this weekend. We attended church on the way home from Burlington this morning.

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1490LMT 1450LMT 295w

Spring traffic has arrived

Made a trek to Baltimore and back. Lots of traffic out on I95 with New Yorker's apparently returning home. No major issues, but we did encounter a few congested and slow spots. Route 40 might have been about as quick. Google Nav and Waze both performed well, so no problems there.

NY State

Driving around Westchester County

heading

to Jacksonville, NC

Catoctin Mountain Loop

Took a drive through the Catoctin Mountains (near Frederick, MD) today while the wife and kids were sleeping in the car.

To the Drive-in

Drove last night to Stephens City, VA to the Drive-in movies.

Up the coast

My last one was my usual one up the coast. Visit family, bike around town and down to the beach. It's relaxing.

Just local driving

Just local around town driving with 1 trip to Cincinnati.

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

Italy

Just returned from trip to the Tuscany and Umbria region of Italy.
The GPS was a great tool.
Italy can be difficult at times, the GPS got us to the right spot every time.
The down side was addresses are hard to entry, even though I have European maps downloaded.
The GPS defaults to a US format.
Might be good to get the GPS rental for the rental car company, pre-loaded with European maps if you are only doing one trip.

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It's these changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes Nothing remains quite the same With all of our running and all of our cunning If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane

My Garmin 2555lmt took me to

My Garmin 2555lmt took me to Durham NC and back, traffic feature worked great.

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Garmin 2555lmt

Work, work, work

Started in Pittsburgh monday, then to Saratoga Springs, NY. Later in the week back to Rochester and then back home late last night.

Had the Zumo 665 and Nuvi 1450 both running for a while for some testing. Jill echoing was great as well as the different alert voices along the way.

Zumo with the latest fW and maps did a poor job of routing. The 1450 with the latest FW but 2011.10 maps did much better. I'm almost afreaid to update the maps on it.

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

vegas !!! lol

vegas !!! lol

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DriveSmart 50, DriveSmart 60, nuvi 2595, nuvi 3760,

Throwed rolls

Flew out to Sikeston today to go to Lambert's cafe for their famous throwed rolls. I almost didn't make it for the weight limit to fly back. wink

around town

explored some backroads in my neighborhood - drove aimlessly and let my nuvi take me home.

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non-native nutmegger

windmill

Out to find a lumber mill.

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The Home of BLUMARU HOUNDS

Toronto & Niagara Falls, CA

Spring Break family trip. Drove to Toronto for a few days, then Niagara Falls. Good trip. Used Tom Tom App on iPhone for part of it. Recorded the main travel routes with a Garmin Edge 800 Bike Computer for fun. Coming home, I crossed the border into Buffalo, giving the passengers cell phone access for the trip home.

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And now, back to your regularly scheduled forum - already in progress . . .

San Jose to Jackson CA

Used my nuvi 760 which is still going strong

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

All around town...

including some time on the motorcycle. Tank bag works great for the old Garmin 260.

doctor office

Used it to find a doctor on a unfamiliar part of town. The older I gets, the more my Garmin is used to find my doctors.

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Unless you are the lead sled dog, the view never changes. I is retard... every day is Saturday! I still own the StreetPilot c340, and the Garmin Nuvi 765t, but upgraded to the NO "recalculating", 3590 LMT.

portland

portland

NY

Suffolk County Malls and outlet stores.

No Trip

Although I didn't go anywhere, I did use my 265wt to load POIs to get ready for a trip to Colonial Williamsburg.

ohio

ohio

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

Last Trip

Merrillville Indiana

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Nuvi 765T, Nuvi 2350LMT

Wow, havn't been to adrive

Wow, havn't been to adrive Inn since I was a kid, over 50 years ago.

Today is actually my Monday

So, Happy Monday. Nothing really special this past week.

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Thanx BiLL Solomon

It is Tuesday now...

DC sucks!!!

San Francisco to Walnut Creek

Had never been to downtown Walnut Creek before. My nuvi helped me get there during the height of rush hour and make it to my meeting on time.

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

Work

I use my GPS for work everyday.

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Val - Nuvi 785t and Streetpilot C340

Work travels

Went to Holland, Oh for the work week. Exiting the Turnpike I ran into 3 R/Speed cameras 2 or 3 blocks apart.

Thanks for the Camers files. They worked perfect as usual.

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

even more backroads

more wandering aimlessly around home......

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non-native nutmegger

NJ

Wandering around, and ended up in a few malls of course.

Ditto!

LMChu wrote:

Wandering around, and ended up in a few malls of course.

Ditto!

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

eastern shore of Maryland

On Easter Sunday, I decided to take a scenic route through the eastern shore of Maryland on my drive home from the in-laws' house in Delaware. My route was through Elkton, Chesapeake City, Galena, and Chestertown, then across the Bay Bridge.

Last trip was this

Last trip was this weekend... San Francisco bay area to San Luis Obispo for the annual Cal Poly open house weekend. Have been going to that event for the past 42 years. It used to be called Poly Royal.

My Last Trip was...

DC to Boston, and all went well.

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

it's Monday

again!!!

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Thanx BiLL Solomon

Next Month

Headed out for a few days in the motorhome. Get away from the honeydo work in the house from the winter.

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johnm405 660 & MSS&T

Pleasant Garden, NC

Annual VW bus campout at Hagen-Stone Park. We pretty much know how to get there, but did use the GPS to plot a more interesting short cut between the park & I-85.

Cheapest gas price I saw was $3.619. (in SC) I settled for $3.659. Was in a major hurry, so ate fast food only. Best meals were community efforts between me & my friends at the three adjoining campsites. Lots of adult beverages were consumed and we played & sang some music.

Also did a walk/geocache, damn thing was up a tree which I spotted and volunteered to climb to go after, which I prolly shouldn't be doing at 66YOA.

Still got lost

Big deal

Long weekend trip to Vermont>>

Rutland and Bennington...1490 did fine except for one unexpected shutdown.

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"You can't get there from here"

South

to Columbus

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Using Android Based GPS.The above post and my sig reflects my own opinions, expressed for the purpose of informing or inspiring, not commanding. Naturally, you are free to reject or embrace whatever you read.

Spartansburg, PA

Last week a colleague and I drove from northeast Ohio to a meeting in Spartansburg, Pa. First time there. Spartansburg is a small farming community in the middle of nowhere in western Pennsylvania and our destination was over a mile down a dirt road. I used Google Earth to find our destination and made a custom POI for my Nuvi 1450. Everything went flawlessly. 107 miles each way.

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Phil in Mentor, Ohio -- Garmin Nuvi 1450

Headed out today to...

run errands all around town. I'll need the GPS to find some of the places!

All over

Looking at lawn mowers, new & used. My old Dodge Ram got 17 MPG.

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1490LMT 1450LMT 295w

port aransas

had a very nice trip with my GPS, traveling backroads between Houston and Port Aransas.

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___________________ Garmin 2455, 855, Oregon 550t

Orlando....

Spent all of last week in Orlando. Flew back to Motown Tuesday. Used my gps in rental car while in Florida. It was a real timesaver....

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getround - Nuvi 750 - Nuvi 3597LMTHD
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