Keeping the Windmill Alive - Your last trip? - October 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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In the RV

My wife and I are on our last camping trip of the year. Going to use my 2555 to find some stores I have been wanting to check out. Have a great week ladies and gentlemen.

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Garmin 2555lmt

Wow. The list is short this

Wow. The list is short this morning.

Have a good one.

Fred

Have a good camping

Have a good camping experience. Hope the weather cooperates.

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Kingston, Tennessee

Furtherest up I have ever been in this thread

Last trip was to Winston Salem for a conference. A week ago, while making a short trip around town I really wished I had my GPS because there was a parade blocking my desired path and I didn't know the surrounding country. Spent about 40 minutes trying to go one mile. Finally got out something I should have gotten out first - a paper map.

Over to Tempe, AZ on...

day one of the motorcycle adventure to TX and ABQ. Phew...103 when we got to Tempe!

ouch

Quick trip on the motorcycle from Sacramento to Carson City, NV. The GPS worked fine, but the bee that thought my chin was a landing pad was not pleasant.

Grandson's Dentist

Make sure where the cameras are.

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Nuvi 50LM Nuvi 2555LM

Catskills, NY

Caverns in the area.

Close to Home

Just short trips around the homebase over the past week - groceries, goodwill, papa john's, etc. No significant traffic or issues with the google nav app. Nice quiet week!

Sears

I found the best deal for an air compressor to blow out my sprinkler system for the winter. I had to rely on "Karen" to lead me to where the store was located.

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nüvi 750 & 760

I lost my signal 2X

Went to Long Beach, LI last Monday afternoon using my iPhone 4S with the TomTom App for guidance. Funny thing happened on the way - the system lost satellite coverage just as I got close to my destination. I had the moon roof open at the time too. Why, I even had to stop and ask for directions! wink

Now the strangest thing is that my Sirius/XM radio developed glitches where the music dropped out for several seconds at a time. It happened in exactly the same vicinity as the GPS signal drop out.

Very strange to say the least.

ML

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Day 4 of motorcycle trip to...

Austin and then down to San Antonio. Wife is doing great riding her own 950 Yamaha! The adventure continues.

GlobeTurtle wrote: In danger

GlobeTurtle wrote:

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

Well...

My girlfriend is house hunting and out gps units have taken us over several states. We have used our gps's to find places to eat and parks to visit as well as tracking our hiking at the places we go. We have actually used our Garmin to map property lines. It's that useful.

Honestly POI Factory has been a godsend with all the POI's and traffic cameras !

Chicago

From FL to Chicago. Garmin will get a good workout.

and the breeze blows softly....

the windmill is barely moving.....

Kaaterskill Falls ...

No problems w/the Nuvi 1450 finding the parking areas in the gorge. However, it is the eTrex30 that is proving to be the one to have on the trails. wink

Annual Wisconsin Apple & Cheese run

Apples: Sunrise Orchard, Gays Mills, Wi. GPS coordinates: N43.31763 W90.83117 -- Their Cider doughnuts are to die for.

Cheese: Old Country Cheese, rural Cashton, Wi. coordinates: N43.71028 W90.72148 -- There is nothing in the world quite like freshly cut cheese curds that are still warm from the vat...

Both have web sites, and will ship...

Ran my Nuvi765T along side with my iPhone & iOS6 Maps App... no problems with Maps whatsoever - every bit as good as the Nuvi performance.

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone6 + Navigon*

Sand Diego

got around like I lived there.

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-Garmin Nuvi 760 & 765T-

Last big trip

Last big trip for me was from Calgary, AB to Lincoln City, OR. Absolutely no issues using my Nuvi 2555 and even better the Red Light Camera POIs made sure I didn't go through any of the hair-trigger red light cameras in Spokane!

Vermont

Just traveled from Vermont to PA, very easy with GPS. Got pulled over for speeding about an hour from home, managed to drive away with no ticket or warning smile

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Streetpilot C340 Nuvi 2595 LMT

Tripping Through the Deep South

Knoxville, TN
Chattanooga, TN
Birmingham, AL
Tuscaloosa, AL
Meridian, MS
Jackson, MS

Kutztown PA>>>

for the Renningers Antique Extravaganza

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"You can't get there from here"

Kutztown PA>>>

for the Renningers Antique Extravaganza

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"You can't get there from here"

Colorado

My last big trip involving new territory (as opposed using the GPS in familiar areas out of pure habit)was in Colorado, which included a trip through Rocky Mountain National Park.

Trip to Hilton Head

1490LMT GPS got me there, but rebooted twice, blowing out my mileage stats on my EcoRoute HD.

According to it, I got 0.2 miles per gallon.

Out of State

We drove to Las Vegas last weekend for some fun and adventure! Loved it!

tirp to

Customer's new store in Defiance OH.
I need to get a map update. There is a new highway bypass and it had me going through cornfields.

Leaf Peeping

Went for a drive up to NW Massachusetts, Mt. Greylock.

Very nice.

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GPSMAP64s, iPhone XR w/Garmin North America, Yaesu VX-8R w/GPS.

Long Weekend Trip (10/4 to 10/7/2012)

We drove to the Mall of America from Chicago area. It did a great job to get us there and back. There was also a lot of construction around the hotel, so it was helpful there.
We also used it to find food and attractions. We stopped at the last bank Jesse James tried to rob in Northfield, the Spam Museum (don't remember the city, but it's along I-90), and the Green Giant statue in Blue Earth, MN. I got those from the Roadside America website. We had a great trip and easy navigation.

A station in Long Beach

A station in Long Beach south of Los Angeles had California's priciest gas at $6.65 for a gallon of regular, according to GasBuddy.com.

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

in and around town

Going to and from work, to and from the store, Dr, etc. Nothing to far from home this week. Also avoiding traveling during the playoff games! Google nav gets me to and from with no issues.

Covered Bridge Ride

Escorted a HOG group through eastern Ohio on Sunday checking out some covered bridges. 2nd half of the day was cold rain all the way home to PA.

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

nacogdoches texas

nacogdoches texas 31.621402,-94.650115

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Montana 650,62S,1450,Etrex Venture Hc

The hospital at UK in Lexington, KY

Family member had an auto accident and I headed down there to pay them a visit.

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

Chicago to Macon, GA

I driving from Chicago to Macon, Georgia tomorrow through Saturday. Has anyone traveled I65, I24, I75 lately and are there any nightmares I should plan for?

thanks for the help!

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gadget_man wrote:

I driving from Chicago to Macon, Georgia tomorrow through Saturday. Has anyone traveled I65, I24, I75 lately and are there any nightmares I should plan for?

You mean other than Atlanta? smile

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

just construction

gadget_man wrote:

I driving from Chicago to Macon, Georgia tomorrow through Saturday. Has anyone traveled I65, I24, I75 lately and are there any nightmares I should plan for?

thanks for the help!

Construction from MM 66 to 97 along I-24 in TN.

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ɐ‾nsǝɹ Just one click away from the end of the Internet

Thanks!

alandb wrote:
gadget_man wrote:

I driving from Chicago to Macon, Georgia tomorrow through Saturday. Has anyone traveled I65, I24, I75 lately and are there any nightmares I should plan for?

You mean other than Atlanta? smile

Ha! Ha! I always drive Atlanta late at night to avoid the nightmare. Nashville is the other spot that worries me.

The motorcycle adventure continues...

San Antonio back home...only 1000 miles (or so) left! Wanted to do hot air balloons in ABQ but will probably pass this year due to weather. Wet days equals no fun on 2 wheels sad

Winery

Going to a local winery for the harvest festival.

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nüvi 750 & 760

Backroads

Still using my Nuvi 255W with the street maps. Went up north to see if the fall colors were starting to change. Drove on some dirt roads in the national forest and the map installed on my Nuvi actually showed the forest service roads we were driving on. Very convenient as it allowed us to travel on some roads going into some remote areas and still be able to know where we were in relation to the main roads. Kept us from potentially getting lost, I mean "disorientated". Pretty neat feature of the maps that I wasn't aware of.

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OK.....so where the heck am I?

Searching Disc Golf Courses

Searching Disc Golf Courses

To the Doctor's office...

Had to go to a spedialist that was located in an area that I had never been to before. If I didnt have the Nuvi with me, I might still be looking for the place!

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getround - Nuvi 750 - Nuvi 3597LMTHD

Darn...

Hope my teacher daughter does not read my prior post... she might subtract points due to the spelling error. grin

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getround - Nuvi 750 - Nuvi 3597LMTHD

Burlington CT

via Hartford, West Hartford, Farmington, Harwinton...

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non-native nutmegger

Trip to St. Louis

Going to St. Louis on Monday - will be a nice drive with my 3760

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JRoz -- DriveSmart 55 & Traffic

3490 HD traffic to the rescue

My Garmin HD traffic on my 3490 comes to the rescue once more.

I was driving through Nashville while headed to Chicago. I told my NUVI 3490 not to take I65 North but take I24 west. Before I turned onto I24 my NUVI warned me that there was a MAJOR accident with lane closures. My NUVI gave me a message to seek an alternate route cause the backup was 30 minutes. With the help from my NUVI I drove around the accident and got back on I24 just west of the accident and I didn't loose time.

East coast

Going to the east coast this week...can't wait. Fall, cool weather, Michael Myers...ha.

Essex, Connecticut

Just up to Connecticut for some R&R.

it's been a slow month ...

I haven't been anywhere so far this month ... very unusual for me.

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it's the dog's fault

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Garmin nuvi 2455 - nuvi 350, 260 (spares) - my other toys: IMac quad-core i3, Mac Mini, MacOS: Mojave 10.14.6 and introducing The Beast, a 2013 Dodge Charger Pursuit and his Garmin DriveSmart 5. The dog's name is Ginger.
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