Keeping the Windmill Alive - Your last trip? - December 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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Too early

Only went from the bedroom to the kitchen and now the computer. Didn't need the gps. grin

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Nuvi 2460LMT.

tested out latest update

I updated my StreetPilot on CyberMonday (previous update was October 2010), and tested out new roads in my area (Montgomery County, MD) that now appear in the GPS, such as the ICC (MD-200) and Father Hurley Blvd.

Just a local trip...

but plan to update POIs for trip at the end of the year!

Sons bachelor party

I know we had it, just can't remember where we went! razz

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

Anaheim CA

Went to Anaheim California to watch Drake University play in the DirecTV Classic and spent Thanksgiving with our grandchildren in LA.
The Garmin 1490 misbehaved several times such as showing us driving beside the interstate through the fields at 75mph and after setting a via point for a restaurant Garmin wanted us to take a scenic route back to the interstate instead of returning the way we came.

N0 Where

Didn't use this week.

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Nuvi 50LM Nuvi 2555LM

Used mine for a trip to the

Used mine for a trip to the North side of Chicago. I was amazed at the red light camera warnings block after block.

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John B - Garmin 765T

Windmill

Went craft show exploring.

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The Home of BLUMARU HOUNDS

WILL BE ATTENDING

My great-grandson's 3rd bithday party today.

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3790LMT; 2595LMT; 3590LMT, 60LMTHD

Local

Only went local this week, but the GPS sure makes it nice in the truck when I'm sent to a place I've only been once, perhaps 6 months ago!

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KD5XB in DM84

iPhone App

Used the TomTom app on my iPhone last Tuesday to find an address on NY's Long Island! smile

BTW...it worked pretty darn good!

ML

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Down to...

shop in Iowa City.

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

Down to...

shop in Iowa City.

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

Last trip

I went to Independence, MO

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John_nuvi_

Bathroom..

pwohlrab wrote:

Only went from the bedroom to the kitchen and now the computer. Didn't need the gps. grin

Mine was from bedroom to bathroom.. and THEN to the computer.

Nuvi1300WTGPS

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I'm not really lost.... just temporarily misplaced!

Trek south of Baltimore

Made a short trip south of Baltimore and back. Weather cooperated and the traffic was moderate. No issues encountered on the road or with the google nav app. Returned home safely, so all was well.

Around Mesa

From Mesa to Phoneix

RT

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"Internet: As Yogi Berra would say, "Don't believe 90% of what you read, and verify the other half."

No use this week

No use this week

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Garmin c340, Nuvi 350, Nuvi 765T, Nuvi 2360LMT

windmill

windmill

No new comments today

Have a great day

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Thanx BiLL Solomon

3000 miles in a week

Dallas-Springfield, MO-Middle of nowhere south of St Louis-Canton, OH-Memphis, TN-Vicksburg, MS-Shreveport, LA-Dallas

Used the gps to find stores, restaurants, parks, relatives' homes, side trips. Had a great time!

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I plan to live forever. So far, so good.

Tenoroc Fish Management Area

Drove to Tenoroc Fish Management Area last weekend (28.107418,-81.864055) for a nice 6.5 mile hike. It was too late in the day, otherwise I would have also hiked the connecting trail to Saddle Creek Park (28.064194,-81.881543).

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Kenwood DNX710EX (powered by Garmin) Garmin eTrex 20 Florida Trailheads POI File

Red Light Camera Challenge

Florida court to hear two cases challenging the Red Light Camera System.

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romanviking

Can't find the darn thing..

Somebody moved it and I can't find it! The 40LM is MIA and I suspect youngest daughter. The 750 is in Chicago with oldest. Guess I'll just have to rough it the next day or two shock

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getround - Nuvi 750 - Nuvi 3597LMTHD

My 360 & 765...

worked like a champ. Were in the Baltic States, and as usual, came through with flying colors!

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

Medford Oregon

Where it WAS nice and warm.

Little Rock

Arkansas

Me post. Windmill abide.

Me post. Windmill abide.

I have a 40LM that I used to

I have a 40LM that I used to find a client about an hour away. Man oh man do I need to update that thing. It showed me running through fields even though I was on the highway.

with the flakes

Spent 3 days in the land of Fruits & Nuts along with other flakes.

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Illiterate? Write for free help.

Moto Show

Going to the International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach, CA. Always a good time and nice to see the new stuff and custom bikes. Lots of new bikes to oogle. The Ducati fashion show is always a crack up (although it's not meant to be.)

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Nuvi 760 (died 6/2013); Forerunner 305 bike/run; Inreach SE; MotionX Drive (iPhone)

Last Trip

University of Chicago ...kind of a ruff neighborhood you don't want to get lost.

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Flip Garmin Street P.330 Garmin 255WT Garmin LM50

Just a local trip...

this week.

Looking at Houses

Programmed in 5 houses that we will be looking at this weekend.

northeastern NJ

from northeastern CT and via southeastern NY

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non-native nutmegger

San Jose to San Francisco

Skirting traffic going into SF for a holiday function.

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Nuvi 760 Nuvi 2598 LMT Nuvi 3597 LMT Garmin Streetpilot Onboard for iPhone

x-mas shopping

Used the GPS (and custom POIs) heavily this weekend for some Christmas shopping.

Shopping

Work and shopping was about the extent of the previous week. Winter has arrived!

Where you in...

Box Car wrote:

Spent 3 days in the land of Fruits & Nuts along with other flakes.

The Bay Area?

Monday, again...?

I am shocked..

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Thanx BiLL Solomon

Too many trips to the mall

Too many trips to the mall this month!

no

DFSNapa wrote:
Box Car wrote:

Spent 3 days in the land of Fruits & Nuts along with other flakes.

The Bay Area?

Orange County. Irvine/Newport Beach. Had a conference at UC Irvine.

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Illiterate? Write for free help.

Road Trip from AZ to CO, TX and NM

Used my GPS to get to Colorado from AZ, then went to Carlsbad Caverns, and White Sands National Park. Used it not only to get there but to go to different places to eat.

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Larry - Nuvi 680, Nuvi 1690, Nuvi 2797LMT

Just local travels

Just around town...

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Garmin c340, Nuvi 350, Nuvi 765T, Nuvi 2360LMT

Wine Tasting

Got the Nuvi to take us to a wine tasting out in Lombard IL. Lots of Fun!!!

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Nuvi 765T, Nuvi 2350LMT

Iowa City

I transported a child to the hospital at U of I for her infusion treatment. I am the fifth alternate and today everyone else could not help out.

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1490LMT 1450LMT 295w

Work

Just driving to and from the city this week for work and using the nuvi for traffic. 14-16 hour days straight through the weekend. 5 or 6 more days and this job will be done and then my nuvi can take me another route.

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

Runnin' down the road

kurzemnieks wrote:

The Garmin 1490 misbehaved several times such as showing us driving beside the interstate through the fields at 75mph and after setting a via point for a restaurant Garmin wanted us to take a scenic route back to the interstate instead of returning the way we came.

This spring I was running up the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) delivering a pirate ship to a movie shoot. This schooner was just about as big as the ICW can carry, so it took a lot of concentration to keep the ship in the channel and not run aground. Since we were running 24/7 there were three pilots and we each ran 4 hour shifts. That allowed for a little R&R between shifts.

The best technique while running these kinds of commercial waterways is to follow the markers. The big boys do it and with their big propellers they keep the channel free of mud banks and other obstructions. So, all I really use the GPS for is to get a picture of what lies ahead, such as bends in the channel, intersections with rivers (where there might be heavy traffic) and other potential challenges.

It was change of watch and I was taking over from the owner. In this case the “pass-down” was just small talk because there wasn't a lot going on. We were, after all, just running the ditch, but this was really the first time that it had narrowed from open water to a narrow dredged channel.

It was just getting dark, and I was using the markers to keep in the channel, but the GPS was showing us going east of the ICW and into a spoil bank. The owner of the boat saw this and asked me about it. I told him that I follow the markers and not the GPS. His reply was, “just don't run us aground.”

The owner was still awake a couple of hours later, so I called him over to look at the chart again. At this point it showed us traveling along the road next to the ICW!

We had three GPS units on board and they all showed that we were about 800 – 1000 feet from the water. There was obviously a discrepancy between the chart datum and the GPS datum. The common thing that all the GPSs shared was the maps, so I have to assume that the maps had an error updating from NorthAmericanDatum=>WorldGeodeticSystem. The original surveys were NAD and GPS units (mostly) use WGS.

But the end of the watch was even stranger. Try to explain to someone that just woke up at midnight to take over the watch why we are running a 75 Ft Pirate Ship down a small roadway in the middle of nowhere!

“Why are we running down the middle of a road?”

“Don't worry about it. Just don't hit any oncoming cars!”

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Bud

Last Trip

For 2 days running around the state doing errands.

business trip in SoCal

Testing out recently updated maps on SoCal freeways while on business trip.

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