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Keeping the Windmill Alive - Your last trip? - July 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.
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July 1 - staying local

Starting off July around the general home area - groceries and local shopping. Maybe some short treks later in the week. Google nav app working fine to/from work and fairly tame traffic, which is always welcome.

GPS gets me to my job...everytime

I do HVAC service work and my job takes me up to 200 miles from my house on a daily basis. Some of the places I have never been to. I don't know what I would do without my GPS. I guess I would be back to paper maps.

San Francisco to San Jose

Garmin USA on my iPhone, with traffic, saved me at least 40 minutes the other day by routing me around some nasty holiday traffic

Nuvi 760 Nuvi 2598 LMT Garmin Streetpilot Onboard for iPhone

Interesting trip

Drove from Tennessee to lower S Carolina and back yesterday on the 95 & 26. Coming back, hit major thunderstorm & flash floods in Columbia. Raining so hard that most people had to slow down to the speed limit.

In Spartenburg, hit hail. Stones little bigger than marbles (aggies). Pounded the poop out of my wifes car. Drove through it in about 5 minutes, but very scary. Thought the windshield was gonna implode any minute. Several dings in the car now.

NUVI40 Kingsport TN

Short run today...

Phoenix to Camp Verde and then bouncing around for a few days around Jerome and Sedona.

going to zoo on the 4th.

going to zoo on the 4th.

Not knee high corn

1490LMT 1450LMT 295w

Just got back from Asia

It's good to be back. I had 1 week in South Korea and one week in China. I didn't rent a car, but it's good to have a GPS to save the hotel and metro station locations for when you are talking around.


a drive down to Iowa City tomorrow.

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


Garmin GPS store - lots of floor space for such small devices.....

non-native nutmegger

Used to get Midland, On. for

Used to get Midland, On. for a friends birthday boat cruise, then to on to Honey Harbour for the party.

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

Finished our trip...

and made it back in time for some real heat, like much of the US sad

Mopar Heaven

Headed to the All Chrysler Nationals at Carlisle, PA for the weekend. Since I have the "back way" saved on my GPS, I beat all the traffic!

The Moose Is Loose! nuvi 760

Ocean City, MD

Drove to Ocean City, MD in 100 degrees temperature.

nuvi 2460LMT

Worst weekend ever

106 degrees, no fun!, hope yours was a bit cooler

Thanx BiLL Solomon

Heading to the mountains...

for a few days of camping with friends. Got to get out of this blasted heat...106 today and climbing sad


Headed out camping at the end of July for a few days of rest and relaxation.

Garmin 2555lmt

Lancaster PA .

Lancaster PA .

Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT,Nuvi 2597 LMT and Garmin Viago.

Great choice

charlesd45 wrote:

Lancaster PA .

Always enjoyed going to Lancaster area and Amish country. Brings you back to reality !

Done it 4-5 times over the past 25 years !

Hope you enjoyed it Charlie !

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 !


Drove north to Dublin for my daughter's housewarming last weekend. My new nuvi 2250 gave me some weird routings!

Going to Thibodaux, La

for a Thibodaux Family Reuion on Friday and than on to the Casinos.

3790LMT; 2595LMT; 3590LMT

FL to IN and back

Two days after we received 15" of rain in a day and a half from Debby we headed from home in Florida to family in Indiana. We arrived just in time for a storm with 95 mph winds followed by 103 degree for several days. Finally back in FL and the weather is reasonable for now.
I used both the Ford Edge navigation and the Garmin 3490. The Garmin worked best but each had features that made the trip easier.


Went traveling around NJ flea markets, no problems.

South Carolina Trips

I used my 765 in my SUV last Friday to get my daughter, son, and son-in-law to my son-in-law's uncle in Beaufort SC. Worked well but it would not find their address, maybe because I tried Beaufort instead of Lady's Island. I could remember the island name. So I got the coordinates out of Google and it got us close. From there David remembered how to find their house.

I am in Hilton Head right now on another trip and will drive to work and then home tomorrow morning. My only difficulty this trip is I did not look up the address of the hotel before I left. I usually just send a location from Google maps to my favorites but forgot and it wasn't working (Google) when I last tried this. So I waited until I was reasonably close and searched for Marriott properties and guessed correctly where my reservation is. Not really the nuvi's fault (my 885t in my convertible this time).


Glad to be home.

Glad to be home.


Project dinner

Going to a new restaurant for a company project dinner. Worked great until I drove into the huge parking lot.

nüvi 750 & 760

Having a good time

MrKenFL wrote:
charlesd45 wrote:

Lancaster PA .

Always enjoyed going to Lancaster area and Amish country. Brings you back to reality !

Done it 4-5 times over the past 25 years !

Hope you enjoyed it Charlie !

Right about that.We enjoy coming down to Amish country. The show Jonah was great.Took are friends today to the Strasburg train ride then the buggy ride.Rest of the day at the Kitchen Kettle Village.

Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT,Nuvi 2597 LMT and Garmin Viago.


Went to Dunkirk,NY then to Grove City PA. then to Detroit MI,then to Windsor ,Ontario,then home. 1800 KM.



I'd probably be on the moon by now without mine as I'm terrible with direction!

Michael -- Nuvi 755T

Lake Geneva, WI

Drove up on Monday for a meeting, an easy drive. I only used the GPS to keep me aware of the time of arrival.

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

Garmin 3590

Drove from Chicago to Gulf shores, AL to Macon, GA back to Chicago and the 3590 performed like a champ.

Traffic was good not great but it notified me of all events.

Routing was great except one miscue where it told me to turn right but the the map showed a left turn. Luckily I chose the map and not the voice guidance.

Awesome unit along with my 3490.

Several varied short local

Several varied short local trips. Breaking in a new car.

From San Francisco To LA on

From San Francisco To LA on 101

Monterey CA

My last trip was to Carmel and Monterey CA

My Most Recent Trip Was....

Baltimore, MD to Dover, DE.

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

Drove from Houston, Texas to

Drove from Houston, Texas to Nashville, Tennessee

Daytona Beach, Fl to ...

... upstate NY. We've made the trip so many times I think my car could get there on it's own. Biggest value of the GPS is creating detours around I-95 problems.

Nuvi 2460

Avoid the worst

tomkk wrote:

... upstate NY. We've made the trip so many times I think my car could get there on it's own. Biggest value of the GPS is creating detours around I-95 problems.

Only take I-95 up to exit 133 in VA and take route 17N up to I-66 to I-81 North. Then when you get to Binghamton, NY you can either continue on I-81 or take I-88 North.
Costs you a little more driving time but you avoid the BIG traffic concerns on I-95 above Fredericksburg plus you avoid $10-15 in tolls.

Far more relaxing drive too IMHO !
We drive it a couple times a year from Ormond Beach area !

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 !

work and back

No significant travel last week, used the Google nav app to and from work. Overall, traffic was lighter than usual - must be due to folks enjoying some summer vacation days.

Night fishing

Down to Point No Point for a trip out on the Chesapeake for some night Croaker fishing. Came home with over 6 pounds of fillets.

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

Loudon, NH

For the race.

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

Need a note for this week

High to all.


Spent a few days in the Adirondacks soaking up sun and scenery! Whiteface Mtn is spectacular!

Lifetime maps

I purchased lifetime maps last week for my Garmin 255W and it works great. I have not updated my maps in 3 or 4 years.

Bob, Garmin Nuvi 350 & 255WT

Just got home from...

5 days of camping in the mountains. Got us out of the triple digit heat smile We were camping with friends and had a great time.


In southern CT by way of Middletown, Essex, Old Saybrook

non-native nutmegger

Drove down to San Luis

Drove down to San Luis Obispo to store daughter's furniture from her apartment in one of those storage locker places. I could not believe how much you can stuff into a 5' by 10' by 10' high space. We put a 6' couch, loveseat, mattress, desk, dresser, lamps, and a lot of boxes.

Latest trip

Went to NYC to see the 911 memorial and then down to Atlantic city before coming home. GPS worked perfectly and got us out of 2 heavy traffic situations. What did we ever do before GPS. Simply an amazing technology that I hope I never take for granted.


Tulsa Oklahoma

Tulsa Oklahoma

Montana 650,62S,1450,Etrex Venture Hc


I am driving to Akron OH Tomorrow...

Thanx BiLL Solomon
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