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Keeping the Windmill Alive - Your last trip? - June 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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Its Friday

And the weekend is coming.

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Nuvi 650 and 1350.

Summer vacation time

Starting out in 3 days on about 4500 mile trip to the NorthEast driving thru 13 states - visiting people & places in 5 states. Will be a 25 day trip for 2 graduations, 2 dance recitals, 5 birthdays !

Car serviced, tires balanced & rotated, both GPSs'
updated with my chosen Custom POIs, EZ Pass mounted !

Ready to go except for packing the car !
Will check in periodically !

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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 !

Safe trip Mr. Ken

MrKenFL wrote:

Starting out in 3 days on about 4500 mile trip to the NorthEast driving thru 13 states - visiting people & places in 5 states. Will be a 25 day trip for 2 graduations, 2 dance recitals, 5 birthdays !

Car serviced, tires balanced & rotated, both GPSs'
updated with my chosen Custom POIs, EZ Pass mounted !

Ready to go except for packing the car !
Will check in periodically !

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"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." -- John F. Kennedy, 35th U.S. president

Thanks Box Car

The one thing I forgot to mention ( slap, slap, slap ) is I am also going to meet my
latest Grandchild (# 14) for the first time - 3 months old !

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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 !

Visiting a relative

Reconnecting with a relative that moved back into our area, whe were invited to see her new home.

Their house skirts a lake and is in one of the those hard to find back roads. My GPS found it no problem! On the way home, it started me out going into a cul de sac, but quickly put be back on track. It was so dark in those woods, I was glad to have the GPS.

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

You forgot to mention...

MrKenFL wrote:

Starting out in 3 days on about 4500 mile trip to the NorthEast driving thru 13 states - visiting people & places in 5 states. Will be a 25 day trip for 2 graduations, 2 dance recitals, 5 birthdays !

Car serviced, tires balanced & rotated, both GPSs'
updated with my chosen Custom POIs, EZ Pass mounted !

Ready to go except for packing the car !
Will check in periodically !

Hope you packed your checkbook too! smile Have fun.

We are expecting our first grandchild any time now, but she's going to be in AZ and we are in MA. Went to the baby shower in March. My other daughter is getting married (in our yard) June 23rd, so we aren't going to see the grandbaby 'till sometime after the wedding. Can't wait!

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

Two Wheelin' Vermont and New Hampshire

Looking forward to traveling from Texas to New England next week for ten days of motorcycling their scenic highways.

I have three of my Garmin GPS devices loaded for the trip. My Nuvi 765T will help me to avoid traffic jams along the way and help locate places to eat, sleep and buy gas. When the bike is unloaded in the far Northern part of Vermont, I will attach my Zumo 220 to it's mounting perch, load all the custom routes I plan to ride and points of interest I plan to visit, and hit the open roads.

Should either device fail or self-destruct for any reason, I will keep my nuvi 360 charged just in the event I need a backup.

If any of you are planning to ride motorcycles on the scenic roads of Texas this summer, I invite you to download my custom poi file "Texas Picnic Areas" from this website.

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Oldrivers http://www.oldrivers.blogspot.com

Wedding in yard

Good luck with the weather !
When one of my daughters got married outdoors near Lake Sunapee, NH in 2003 the rain held off all morning but started moderately just as I was walking her to the outdoor (no tent) altar !
People stood all around us with umbrellas so we didn't get toooooooo wet.
Fortunately reception festivities and dinner were under BIG tent !

May the sun shine on your festivities !

Oh - do I need $$$$$$ too ?

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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 !

Check this one out

gwr50 wrote:

Looking forward to traveling from Texas to New England next week for ten days of motorcycling their scenic highways.

New Hampshire Route 112 (abbreviated NH 112) is a 56.39-mile (90.75 km) long east–west state highway in northern New Hampshire. The highway winds across the state, connecting Bath to Conway via the scenic and mountainous area of the White Mountain National Forest. Part of this highway, which runs through the White Mountains, is known as the Kancamagus Highway.

Always enjoyed the drive over the Kancamangus Hwy. even in a car but especially on a bike . A real nice ride. !

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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 around town...

again this week smile

Fort Worth to Denver and Back

Just got back from a trip to Denver (by car). Used the GO930 primarily, but was glad to have the smart phone on the return trip. We came upon some severe weather in the Texas panhandle, and being able to access weather radar maps via smartphone was a big help. Ended up taking a big detour via Abilene, but it was worth it to miss the storm. It had hail, high winds and a few tornadoes.

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Shooter N32 39 W97 25 GO 930, VIA 1535TM, GPSmap 60CS, BMW built-in

see ya at the rest area

MrKenFL wrote:

Starting out in 3 days on about 4500 mile trip to the NorthEast driving thru 13 states - visiting people & places in 5 states. Will be a 25 day trip for 2 graduations, 2 dance recitals, 5 birthdays !

Car serviced, tires balanced & rotated, both GPSs'
updated with my chosen Custom POIs, EZ Pass mounted !

Ready to go except for packing the car !
Will check in periodically !

Safe journey and keep in touch.

P.S. Stop at the Taj Mahal on I-75 and find out why it took so long to renovate.

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

Kancamabgys Hwy

Thanks for the heads-up... I have added that to my itinerary.

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Oldrivers http://www.oldrivers.blogspot.com

GPS in Barcelona, Spain

I recently returned from Spain.

I use my 3790LMT in Pedestrian Mode in the greater area of Barcelona -- as far away as Sitges. I have the $10 Barcelona cityXplorer map installed -- and it is great (just in case you were considering.) It even gives you Metro guidence which is highly useful;

It goes so far as to tell you which exit to take when you are in an underground station to continue on your exploring path.

Gary Hayman

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Garmin nuvi 3790LMT, 755T & 650. Prev. Garmins: GPSIII+, SP 2610, 250W; Magellan 2200T __GARMIN TRICKS WEB SITE __http://bit.ly/garmin_gps_tricks

Restocking the frig

Nothing major planned for this weekend - shopping and in and around town.

To and from work with the google nav app guiding me. Dodged the worst of the storms yesterday and holed up inside to ride 'em out.

househunting

Used the GPS extensively while house-hunting over the weekend.

Old Lyme

awesome Gray School Recital

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non-native nutmegger

Last Trip

Baltimore, MD

windmill

Newmarket and Stayner.

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The Home of BLUMARU HOUNDS

Strawberries

We went to a pick-your-own Strawberry Farm. The berries were very sweet.

Illinois

My wife is embarking on a trip to IL on Wednesday. I'm not able to go with her this time, but I updated her Nuvi with the latest files she'll need.

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Nuvi 2597 / Nuvi 2595 / Nuvi 680 / Nuvi 650 "Good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgment."

Working on project

Been working on a project in house. The only trips I've made have been to the hardware store, but nows its done

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

My Last Trip was...

Pasadena, MD to Wilmington, DE.

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

Arlington, VA

Arlington, VA

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Thanx BiLL Solomon

LA and San Fran

LA and San Fran

Camping

My gps took my wife and I camping in our fifth wheel to Mount Airy Nc for 10 days of r&r. grin

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Garmin 2555lmt

To South Dakota from Illinois

Traveling on 2 lane highways across nothern Iowa, I saw very interesting antique farm & construction equipment on display.

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1490LMT 1450LMT 295w

They are fun

to pick. I usally eat one for every 3 that I pick. Very sweet from the vine. The owner told us to start picking from the back of the field as everyone want to start at the front. Better strawbrerry there.

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3790LMT; 2595LMT; 3590LMT

Travelled from Amana, IA to Elgin, IL

The roads in IA were horrible. As soon as we entered IL, they smoothed out considerably.

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David Cross Rand McNally RVND 7720LM Day after day as I try to remember, I find my forgetter working better and better.

In the middle of it

Started last Sunday from Long Island. Dealt with the 88 degree heat through South Dakota, 34 degrees and snowing in Yellowstone (in short sleeves), and am now outside of LA. All done in a 1998 Honda Civic which just flipped 240000 miles. Life is good!

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Striving to make the NYC Metro area project the best.

Every Day

Use the GPS every day driving around the Phoenix area.

RT

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---------------"Internet: Don't believe half of what you read, and verify the other half."---------

Ireland

I purchased the Ireland maps and lent my GPS to my niece who just returned from there.

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Garmin Nuvi 2450

Last trip...

Maryland

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GPSMAP64s, Montana 600, GPSMAP60CSx (retired), fenix, Bad Elf, iPhone 6, iPad2, Yaesu VX-8R w/GPS, MacBookPro, all sorts of maps.

Windmill

Checking speedo erroe

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The Home of BLUMARU HOUNDS

Not another day

Work

Just outside of DC

Made a trek down I95 close to DC. Saw a few spots with heavy northbound traffic while I was traveling south, but no issues for me. Return trip was smooth. Google Nav app guided me.

gonna be hot this week

gonna be hot this week smile

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Nuvi 3760LMT & Nuvi 750, Nuvi 755T Cobra 9980 radar detector

Chicago to Galesburg

Using my nuvi 760. Everything worked fine with version 5.30

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Nuvi 760 Nuvi 2598 LMT Garmin Streetpilot Onboard for iPhone

Bought a new Genesis

& drove from Ohio to DC. The onboard GPS worked very well, but I missed the TTS that my Nuvi 765T has.

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-Garmin Nuvi 760 & 765T-

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Going to Branson, MO to see my dad next week. Get to go to a new place and use my 3760.

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JRoz -- nuvi 3490LMT, 3760LMT, 260W; Edge 605; Approach G5; Oregon 450

Saugus, MA

by way of Boston....

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non-native nutmegger

weekend

I was off on Friday so my lone weekend is almost over.(:

Just bought a new GPS

I just bought a new Garmin GPS at Costco. 5" screen is nice and it's a faster than the 256t I've been using. I'm trying to find a road map for Korea for next week, but the site does not have it as a compatible match.

Travel to Monetery CA

to the aquarium

My Last Trip was....

Pasadena, MD to New York City, NY.

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

Great Week

Drove from East Central Flor-i-duh to NH with stops to visit in VA & Ny. Leave today from NH for 5 days in Coastal Maine. Then back to NH for week !
I suspect pigging out on lobsta & clam chowda this week !

Great weather so far !

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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 !

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday!

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Thanx BiLL Solomon

@MrKen

Enjoy Cadillac Mountain and have some of those fabulous wild Maine blueberry pancakes at Jordan's in Bar Harbor for me!

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"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." -- John F. Kennedy, 35th U.S. president

and also

Box Car wrote:

Enjoy Cadillac Mountain and have some of those fabulous wild Maine blueberry pancakes at Jordan's in Bar Harbor for me!

Thanks - also plan to have blueberry ice cream from a little store front on the main drag.

Also, we'll venture out to Ruth & Wimpy's on Route 1 for their Seafood Chowda which is outstanding !

Spending 2 nights in Bar Harbor

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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 !

and also

Box Car wrote:

Enjoy Cadillac Mountain and have some of those fabulous wild Maine blueberry pancakes at Jordan's in Bar Harbor for me!

Thanks - also plan to have blueberry ice cream from a little store front on the main drag.

Also, we'll venture out to Ruth & Wimpy's on Route 1 for their Seafood Chowda which is outstanding !

Spending 2 nights in Bar Harbor

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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 !
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