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Keeping the Windmill Alive - Your last trip? - August 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

See also

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"The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit." -- Somerset Maugham
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Transporting a skunk

I caught a small skunk in my Hav-a-Hart trap just a while ago. I threw a blanket over the trap and drove to a set a farm buildings where I released the polecat. This is the same place I took one a couple of years ago. Jill took me right to it in the dark.

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1490LMT 1450LMT 295w

Getting out

Getting out of downtown after the seminar yesterday.

That's when I actually use the "home" POI. Not to get to my home but to start getting out of an unfamiliar, congested, heavy-traffic area until I'm in the more familiar area.

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nüvi 750 & 760

home/work/home

just playing with my gps to figure out when I'd get to my destination (late for work or not?)

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non-native nutmegger

Holiday along i75 Detroit to Tampa

It is nice to have a gps for companion during times when you drive along the highway. You can see where to stop, where the rest areas are, where to eat, where to turn and if you have the pois for where police has been reported by members.

Me too

spider_elliott wrote:

That's when I actually use the "home" POI. Not to get to my home but to start getting out of an unfamiliar, congested, heavy-traffic area until I'm in the more familiar area.

I've done this before also. If you don't really know where you want to go, this is a quick and easy way to get to a main road that will lead you out.

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NUVI40 Kingsport TN

Latest significant trip:

Latest significant trip: non-stop Chicago-Sarasota FL, then back in several days. Garmin 765t behaved OK. POI-related event: at some point I used "rest areas combined" to find the closest rest area. When searching for it, I forgot to specify "Near" -> current route, and then selected the closest one that appeared ahead. Result: very soon, following the directions, I took an exit, and 5 miles later realized that I should have used "near current route". It was downtown Atlanta, and the highway I mistakenly took was as large as the right one.

In another case GPS turned out a big help. I was stopped by the police, going 95 in 70 zone. This was forgiven after I invited him into the car and showed the screen of Garmin showing that the average speed during the trip was 76, and it was visible that the trip was actually recently reset. The cop admitted that it was first such proof in his career, and issued a warning.

Back to Florida

I drove back to Florida from Indiana this week for the cooler weather! Actually, it seems about the same now, but previously Indiana was 100+ for several days. The Garmin worked flawlessly on the trip, and I enjoyed trying some of the newer (to me) POI files.

Last Time I Used My Garmin

It was 2 weeks ago. A trip to Philadelphia from Staten Island.. I would be lost without it,

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Alan-Garmin c340

Baltimore

Using Google nav app, went to Baltimore and back. Accurate time estimate even with a very heavy backup due to an accident from early in the afternoon. Hot, but all went well.

A GPS adventure!

We read the stories of people following GPS nav directions and driving into lakes, huge lorries trying to go through small towns, and wonder, "were these people paying attention?"

Working with a client up in the hills in Morgan Hill, CA. Followed another guy up to the place last time. Didn't pay attention to the route. Set a marker in my Nuvi for the front gate of the property. Heading out today, pulled up the location and told my Nuvi to take me there.

Nice drive, different roads than I'd been on before, lots of curves which is fun in my Mini Cooper -- until it tells me to turn RIGHT on to Mt Madonna Road, and the only thing I see is a small unpaved road amongst the trees and brush that might as well have signs reading "HAUNTED FOREST" and "THEY'LL NEVER EVEN FIND THE BONES"...

Okay, the bloody thing has taken me to the OTHER side of the hill Alex lives on... Zooming out on the Nuvi map, this road will get me there, 1.6 miles, winding right over the top! Oh, no cell coverage where I am -- thanks ATT!

Where the Mini is great on winding roads, I would much rather have had the Jeep, with its much better road clearance when those windy roads are not quite paved! I took it very carefully, looking for spots where I could turn around if needed.

But I made it all the way. And on the way out after our meeting, I set new waypoints on the "hard" roads!

A trip to remember!

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2008 Mini Cooper S, Nuvi 2460, 680, DATUM Tymserve 2100, Trimble Thunderbolt, Ham radio, Macintosh, Linux, Windows

Work, work, work

Gone all week ... Buffalo ... Rochester ... Buffalo ... finally back home.

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Zumo 665, (2) Nuvi 765Ts & 1450LMT | 2005 Harley Road King, Black Cherry Pearl / Black Pearl

went to Vegas love my nuvi

went to Vegas smile love my nuvi

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

It time to get back on the road again

I need to get out. Its been a long time since I have had a nice long road trip.

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Garmin Nüvi 650, 255WT

DC

Went to Washington DC and just returned an hour ago. It was a church trip on a bus, but I used the GPS to mark a few spots I want to return to when we go visit the DC area to see family in September.

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getround - Nuvi 750 - Nuvi 40LM

Just adding some local POIs

Just adding some local POIs of interest.

Dirt Roads

This weekend I took a country dirt road, which the Garmin described as "off road". I would have been really surprised if that trail was in the map.

Next weekend we are going

Next weekend we are going down to Niagara Falls to a 6 place tour of the wineries. Then we will head over the border, to have a nice night in a hotel to then buy some stuff in the US.

Good thing the dollar is almost again at parity.

The Falls.....

Hope you have your passports!

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signat

More treks down I95

Headed down I95 past Baltimore yesterday and back. Moderate traffic, no major slow spots. Hit rain on the way back, but avoided the torrential downpours when they came through. Google nav provided accurate time and traffic info to and from. No impacts with other vehicles or close calls, so I call that a success!

Heading to the BWI area this

Heading to the BWI area this wek and then to Florida in 32 days. (Not that I'm counting)

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Steve

Lititz, PA

Lititz, PA for a surprise family gathering in celebration of a 40th birthday.

Fred

Germany ...

Just took my newly updated Garmin to Germany for business and it was GREAT to have maps that were less than 5 years old (like my previous trip!) ... other than issues with local road closures due to construction, it had absolutely everything in its place. Even the RLC files I had were good!

CC

bachelorette road trip

Drove several girlfriends to a bachelorette weekend held at a casino just on the other side of the state line.
I love my friends, but road trips with children are easier! Trying to coordinate 3 cars of wild women was like herding cats. Fairly futile.

Had a good time though, and we all made it home alive.
The road trip to the wedding next weekend will be shorter and easier. smile

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"The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit." -- Somerset Maugham

Jackpot Nevada?

Just wondering. smile

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1490LMT 1450LMT 295w

GPS

spokybob wrote:

I caught a small skunk in my Hav-a-Hart trap just a while ago. I threw a blanket over the trap and drove to a set a farm buildings where I released the polecat. This is the same place I took one a couple of years ago. Jill took me right to it in the dark.

Obviously had its GPS "home" set to your home razz razz

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

Yep!

spokybob wrote:

Just wondering. smile

razz

Wasn't my choice. But the bride-to-be liked it. smile

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"The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit." -- Somerset Maugham

Road Trip

I used it to find my new life...I moved from Long Island to Charlotte, NC for a new job and my nuvi 760 got me there safe and sound.

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The Moose Is Loose! nuvi 760

Visit the In-laws

I know the way to the in-laws in central PA but I took some different routes through the hills. Used the wife's car and 765T.

She likes the 3D view. I still find it difficult to judge distance in 3D. For 1, there is no scale on the screen to help figure out distance. I'll stick with the 2D Track Up view on my 2 GPSs.

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Zumo 665, (2) Nuvi 765Ts & 1450LMT | 2005 Harley Road King, Black Cherry Pearl / Black Pearl

Ohio to Dallas/Fort Worth

We had a great trip to Texas to see the grandkids. looking forward to next month to go to Chicago to visit an aunt and uncle.

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260, 295W, 1490T,2455LMT

Drove to...

Palm Springs...hotter than the anvils of Hell there!
My daughter and her family live there, and we were watching our granddaughter while she was in Paris...we'll never do that again, granddaughter or not. Thay can come to San Diego next time!

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

Used it to find...

a business downtown. Was a little tough on the motorcycle in the sun at 106, but the Nuvi did the job!

San Jose to Sacramento

Used my nuvi 760. Hotter than Hades in Sacramento this weekend.

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Nuvi 760 Garmin Streetpilot Onboard for iPhone

Coventry Farmer's Market

Coventry, CT every Sunday grin

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non-native nutmegger

Discovering covered bridges in New England

Last week, my wife and I took the gps (Android) and drove from covered bridge to covered bridge. We took pictures of many of them. For some reason, covered bridges are always located in the most beautiful areas.

I wasn't even aware there are still so many covered bridges left in New England. GPS apps are my favorite apps for the Android.

Last place my Nuvi took me

Last place my Nuvi took me is the farmer's market on the east side of YYC.

It's about to do dramatically more than that in the next few weeks... wink

Out and about around the local area

Just did some local short trips this weekend for errands, shopping, etc. Normal Saturday traffic, no issues with navigation app. A welcome break from driving longer distances for a few days.

my 3790LMT took

me thru constuction and traffic to my destination at a church in Grapevine, Tx. I trust my GPS.

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3790LMT; 2595LMT; 3590LMT

Just came back from a little

Just came back from a little trip in Niagara Falls NY. Went down for the day Saturday during that bad weather. Why not shop, and get some things while it is raining outside. smile

Florida trip

EV Driver wrote:

I drove back to Florida from Indiana this week for the cooler weather! Actually, it seems about the same now, but previously Indiana was 100+ for several days. The Garmin worked flawlessly on the trip, and I enjoyed trying some of the newer (to me) POI files.

I just spent the week in Florida, driving from Illinois to St. Augustine Florida and back again. My Garmin 2350LMT acted up twice on the way back, the GPS shutdown in the route, turned on the device, continued with the route, then 1 hr later the GPS shutdown again, did a soft reset and the GPS has work without an issue for over 10 hours. Checked the GPS Diagnostics Page, under Shutdown Causes, the GPS shutdown due to Data Abort

Taylorvile, Il

St. Louis, MO to Taylorville, IL round trip

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Val - Nuvi 785t and Streetpilot C340

Tampa Florida

Tampa Florida

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Thanx BiLL Solomon

Escape the HEAT

Temps today in Ventura, CA are in the low 70's. Much better than the 112' that is expected in Palm Desert.

last trip

Down to Carbondale and back. Very easy trip once outside of Chicago, but it can be a bit tricky getting out of Chicago with 3 or 4 Tollway changes rather rapidly. Garmin came through as always.

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Dudlee

August 2012 Trip to OHIO

The family and I took a trip to Ohio from Virginia to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary with our family and friends.

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Mike TOMTOM XL335 and VIA 1535

In the sunshine state

on holidays as we speak cool

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Nüvi 255W born on 602117815/nüMaps Lifetime North America

international Trip

My 18 day international trip cost me my windmill - now I have to work to get it back again razz

The good news is that I got to visit Belluno, Italy between Venice and the Dolomite Mountain Range. I went to Venice one day and to Cortina one day and was able to use a Garmin with the EU maps. I can say that I am sure glad that I had one to use - a life saver cool From there I went on to India and I am in China now - looking forward to coming back to the US.

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

College Station

College Station

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Montana 650,62S,1450,Etrex Venture Hc

Errands and working around house

Made a few local runs this week - groceries, Home Depot, and the like. Google nav app worked fine, no issues.

those of us with ties to Austin

bozlawless wrote:

College Station

Know Aggies need a GPS to go from their dorm to the dining hall let alone classes.

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

nowhere

hung around the house smile

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non-native nutmegger
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