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Keeping the Windmill Alive - Your last trip? - May 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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"The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit." -- Somerset Maugham
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I lost mine how can I get it

I lost mine how can I get it back ?

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Montana 650,62S,1450,Etrex Venture Hc

Keep posting

bozlawless wrote:

I lost mine how can I get it back ?

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Nuvi 650 and 1350.

Slow week

Last week has been pretty slow for me, just driving around locally. Next week, perhaps...

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KD5XB in DM84

Long Island NY

Around the northern and southern tip of Long Island.

in and around town

Had a quiet week with short trips to work/shopping. Google nav worked fine - no issues.

Worcester, MA

An over-nighter from Monday, 4/30 to Tuesday, 5/1!

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Freedom isn't free...thank you veterans! Heard about the tests to detect PANCREATIC CANCER? There aren't any! R.I.P. NYPD-77/Seattle Mike/Joe S.

Exploring

We drove the old truck over the many gravel roads just to sightsee. We found Hidden Lake on a dead end road. Then we shared a sundae. GPS showed 48 miles.

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1490LMT 1450LMT 295w

Minnesota

Took a trip to Minnesota for my Son's wedding. Always use the GPS, especially on trips.

RT

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Labrador

Currently in Labrador, GPS is starting to act a bit weird... Could be fun trying to get back home!

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Streetpilot C340 Nuvi 2595 LMT

In a place

Across town, in a area I didn't know very well.

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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.

Down to Nashville and around

Down to Nashville and around about.

Will just be driving around

Will just be driving around locally.

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Kingston, Tennessee

Shopping

Went to a nearby city and used my 2555lmt to find a couple of stores I had never been to.

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Garmin 2555lmt

Most trips

My GPS unit has a lot of features that I forget by the time we take a real trip, so I have started using it on all local trips to stay practiced. As it turns out, the red light alert has been a good thing. I don't run lights, but like to know when big brother is lurking.

Also, I am beginning to use it locate services from where ever I am. I find that function to be superior to the apps I have on my phone for that purpose.

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rvOutrider

Weekend Car Show/Camp Out

Atlanta, GA to Sevierville, TN, VW Car show with camping. Grocery store near destination had been closed, found another, warm beer problem solved.

Geo/ATL
Nuvi 750, "Silvie"

Exploring

throughout Death Valley on motorcycles. GPS did great even in the hot temperatures!

VA

When to the VA on Long Island to get a picture ID so I could get discounts, lol.

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Nuvi 50LM Nuvi 2555LM

My trip

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From Fort Worth, TX to Yuba City, CA.
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I had never driven anywhere through any mountains before. Trip will be remembered. Stopped in Tucumcaia, NM, Forgotthename, AZ, and made it to Yuba City on 3rd day. Wish I had had time to sight see on the way. rolleyes

airport

Trying to find a decent way to get to the airport so we won't miss the flight home.

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nüvi 750 & 760

Vacation

Went on vacation last week. As usual, Jack was invaluable routing us all over the place. He even routed us successfully down 5 miles of narrow, cliff-hugging, poison oak lined road to an awesome camping spot on the Tuolumne river. Sometimes I'm amazed by the roads that are fully mapped.

NOTE: We WANTED to go on the road mentioned above. It wasn't poor routing it was just good maps and good routing.

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GPSMAP 76CSx - nüvi 760 - nüvi 200 - GPSMAP 78S

You're not from here, are you?

LMChu wrote:

Around the northern and southern tip of Long Island.

Us Lawn Guylanders call them the North and South Fork. grin

I went down to Charlotte, NC last week on business, and brought the Nuvi along - I flew down, but I'm looking at moving there before long for work, and not only did it help me find my way around the city in the rental car, but I got to save some places as Favorites for future use.

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The Moose Is Loose! nuvi 760

Vegas Baby

On our way to Vegas two weeks ago my Garmin 750 stopped working midway through the trip. When I arrived home I realized that it was not charging properly and I was able to correct the problem.
Next trip is to Scottsdale, AZ. Hopefully, it will continue to work properly.

local driving mostly

here only local driving mostly, nothing worth mentioning ...

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Garmin nuvi 2595LMT; Android 4.3 (Samsung Galaxy S3)

last trip

a friends house off the 405

tired

tired

St. Louis

Made a run down to St. Louis last week.

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2597 Sometimes I wonder..."Why is that Frisbee getting bigger?"...and then, it hits me.

Heading to VA.

Heading to VA.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 wt and 2597 LMT.

Speed trip

to Madison last week for an hour to hit the Apple Store.

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Garmin C550 and Nuvi 1490T. Eastern Iowa, formerly Southern California "You can check out any time you like...but you can never leave."

Still worked great

Used GPS for trip from IA to AZ. Still worked great; but I guess it's getting time to replace the old nuvi350.

RT

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They were good ones

retiredtechnician wrote:

Used GPS for trip from IA to AZ. Still worked great; but I guess it's getting time to replace the old nuvi350.

RT

Only problems were the small screens. I still run the 260 (for my co-pilot) and my 1490.
For some reason I haven't had the problems that others have had with the 1490. Just love the 5" screen and the Bluetooth.

Got about a 5k mile trip coming up in June. have completed a Route for each segment including via points and gas stops ( Gas Buddy to the rescue) .

Maybe next year will be a AZ trip for us - to Anthem & Cottonwood.

Stay well & safe RT !

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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 !

let it

spin.......

Just got back

from Huntsville,Tx to watch my granddaughter graduate from Sam Houston University.

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3790LMT; 2595LMT; 3590LMT

Just spent 6 days...

touring the south rim of the Grand Canyon followed by the Skywalk on the west rim. Did it on motorcycles with friends from Alaska. Life is good smile but we head home tomorrow sad

Nothing New This week

didn't really go anywhere, except to treat my wife on Mother's day.

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Thanx BiLL Solomon

Looking for pool supplies

Used the GPS to find swimming pool stores.

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

The wife and I went

The wife and I went Geocaching around the Harrisburg, PA area. Found a great BBQ/ice cream place that we just had to get back to. Even with the GPS, I still have no clue where that place was at.

Virginia

and Shenandoah National Park. If you are over 62 and you get a lifetime pass, you can save yourself some money on admission fees on entering some of the parks that you have to pay to enter. In this case it was $15.00. Not bad in that the pass only costs $10.00. $5.00 to the good already. Planning on going out west sometime next year. I should really make a killing out there since almost all of the parks out west charge admission fees.

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

Golden Age Passports

I bought my lifetime passport card 8 years ago. About 6 years ago we visited a Anasazi ruins in AZ. The ranger said that every visitor so far that day had a pass. Zero dollars in the till.

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1490LMT 1450LMT 295w

Long timer

maddog67 wrote:

and Shenandoah National Park. If you are over 62 and you get a lifetime pass, you can save yourself some money on admission fees on entering some of the parks that you have to pay to enter. In this case it was $15.00. Not bad in that the pass only costs $10.00. $5.00 to the good already. Planning on going out west sometime next year. I should really make a killing out there since almost all of the parks out west charge admission fees.

Had the Lifetime Pass now for about 13 years - saved me a bundle !

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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 !

Just for Redlights Cameras

Used it once to just make sure I know where the redlight cameras are.

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Nuvi 50LM Nuvi 2555LM

Hiking

Did some geocaching on the weekend in a wetlands preserve area. Found my caches, but made the mistake of taking a shortcut through an area with tall waist-high grass. Bad mistake. We came home with 5 ticks on me and 3 on the dog. Ugh!!! Strip search, shower, sprays and a stern lecture from the Mrs.

"Happy Mother's Day, Dear! Me and the dog just brought a bunch of ticks into the house." At least the dog is used to being in the dog house. Now that I think about it, it's not all that an unfamiliar place for me, either. wink

Always on!

frainc wrote:

Used it once to just make sure I know where the redlight cameras are.

I leave my unit plugged in and running any time I am in the car, particularly for RLC warnings. I know where just about all of them are in my area, but yesterday, I drove down to the air show at McGuire AFB, and stumbled across a couple of RLCs in northern NJ that I wasn't aware of.

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The Moose Is Loose! nuvi 760

Mother's Day

Did a little driving yesterday (Mother's Day). Traffic was moderate with no slow spots along the way. no rain until after we returned home, which was a welcome change. Google nav app performed well.

Finished our trip...

1500 miles on motorcycles around Death Valley and the Grand Canyon, including the Skywalk. Fun trip with friends from Alaska. Now they start their adventure back home to Alaska. Wish we were going too!

To Mammouth Cave, KY.

To Mammouth Cave, KY.

Trips

Doing local trips.

Some Inaccuracy's

My nuvi 2460LMT was not 100 percent on some of the way points in Pensacola, FL. I need to research why and will report back as time allows.

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romanviking

Things have changed here

I was in the habit of driving all over the Uni9ted States, using my GPS to route me over trips of 500-1800 miles ONE WAY. Now things have changed, and I'm only going out about a hundred miles. Latest trip was from Clovis, NM to Lubbock, Tx and back.

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KD5XB in DM84

Latest trip was into the city...

...but the battery on the old Garmin 760 finally died. I need to replace it. Smartphone came in handy, but I miss the red light camera POIs.

Yummmm (not)

Looking for Fo Yo in Santa Rosa, CA...

No luck crying

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