Keeping the Windmill Alive - Your last trip? - January 2013


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.


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Nowhere tonight. Not the

Nowhere tonight. Not the designated driver. Happy New Year to all.

Saw the ball drop

Then to bed. Later to my Mom's.

Nuvi 2460LMT.

no where

just got up!

non-native nutmegger

out of the


Never argue with a pig. It makes you look foolish and it anoys the hell out of the pig!

Made a run to CA to be...

with family for the New Year!

Walk from my

Bed to my recliner and made a run to the bathroom.

3790LMT; 2595LMT; 3590LMT, 60LMTHD

Mercer Market

Chips and dips for the Rose Bowl game. Go Badgers.

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Where else

Little boys room

Local IHOP

...and it was S.R.O.! ...Really crowded!

(How crowded was it?)

It was so crowded that I needed a GPS to navigate to the men's room! grin

Happy 2013

Quiet start to 2013 travel-wise. Just out and about for essential shopping. Safe travels all!

Wings and Chinese Food

It is nice not having to depend on a cell phone for directions.

TomTom trip

Just got back from NC with TomTom leading the way. I like the ETA, travel time to destination and miles to destination feature.

Jim F.


Due to cabin fever, and my wife's mother in hospice care, driving me crazy, I did a December 18th, solo drive from East Bend, NC to the Station Inn in Cresson, Pa for a couple days of trainspotting. Lots of RR activity, with Altoona close by, made for some fun snowy train videos. Just posted it on YouTube under my username "oldtimerguy58", if anyone is interested. Also some antique clock vids. All with no ads, just for fun.

Unless you are the lead sled dog, the view never changes. I is retard... every day is Saturday! I still use the Garmin 3590 LMT even tho I upgraded to the Garmin 61 LMT. Bigger screen is not always better in my opinion.

New Yearz Campout

Annual Full Moon Bus Club New Bus Resolutions Campout:

Table Rock State Park in Pinnacle, SC, about 340 miles from here in Atlanta. Along the way, I plotted the usual the habits- stops for lunch, fuel, beer and groceries, and also stumbled across a thrift store.

An entire Brita pitcher full of water left outside on my picnic table on Saturday night froze solid, but it's pretty easy to keep a bus warm with an electric space heater.


Back home after...

a great New Year with family in CA.

On the Rio Grande

We are camping this week at Big Bend National Park, and it is freezing here! Hopefully someplace warmer next week...

Oregon Coast for Christmas

We stayed in a beach house in an unincorporated community. Fortunately, my old C580 was pretty close with the address, although we got turned around in the darkness on the single-lane gravel roads.


Driving around Northern New Jersey finally ending up at Garden State Plaza.

Seattle to FT Collins and back

Last Year we drove the family to Colorado to drop my eldest daughter off at college after winter break, stopping to Ski Along the way.

Will nuvi 265W, Vista HCX, amateur radio

Ten mile trip get a routine maintenance car service.


Moline IL

Trip to the doctor, Menards, grocery store and our favorite Mexican place for lunch.
I notice that two intersections had longer yellow lights. I wonder what that is all about.

1490LMT 1450LMT 295w

GPS took me

Originator of Keeping Your Windmill Alive. Live in MA & have a cooking website. 6 yr. member.

heading to

Mount Magazine State Park

FL to NY

I had to move a car from Florida to New York after the one in NY got taken by Sandy.
I used to take that trip a few times a year. Thank God for my GPS around Washington DC.
A lot of new roads to get lost on.
Made life a lot easier.

Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things!

Will Be Heading

To Marksville, La Wednesday for a little R&R at the casino.

3790LMT; 2595LMT; 3590LMT, 60LMTHD


rthibodaux wrote:

...Marksville, La...

Birthplace of the incomparable harmonica bluesman Marion "Little Walter" Jacobs exclaim cool

Took Android TomTom to SAT

I used my new Android-based TomTom on a trip to San Antonio over Christmas. It was nice having the speed limit displayed, but I forgot to add the rest area POI before we left. sad I have since fixed that problem.

I hope TT adds voice input in an update soon, I miss that function from Google Maps. It is easier to find a place "on the fly" using voice input, like "Where's the nearest Starbucks (or whatever it might be you're looking for)?"

Shooter N32 39 W97 25 VIA 1535TM, Lexus built-in, TomTom Go

Windmill vs Quixote

Used the Garmin to find an annex to the hospital downtown.


Loaded up addresses for an up coming trip.



Just a couple of short trips for shopping this weekend. No major traffic issues and decent weather.

MD to DE to MD to DE to MD

Starting on Saturday 12/30, I drove w/ wife to Delaware, then I drove back home solo on Sunday, then back to Delaware on Monday after work, and finally back home again on 1/1!

Back home

Been up the top of the south island for 3 weeks, had nice Xmas with the family

Today is a gift, that's why they call it the present...


Actually, Oak Park. Visiting grandkids.

Bob: My toys: Nüvi 1390T, Droid X2, Nook Color (rooted), Motorola Xoom, Kindle 2, a Yo-Yo and a Slinky. Gotta have toys.

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Thanx BiLL Solomon

My Last Trip was.....

Bethesda, MD to Baltimore, MD to watch some play-off football. Easy trip and a good result.

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


Navigated to a water stop at a marathon in Camarillo, CA to volunteer giving gatorade, water, and power gel (nutrition food sorta like cake frosting in a single-serve squeeze pack). Old Garmin 760 still working, slow but hanging in there. The battery was replaced in that recall a couple of years ago but it doesn't hold a charge well. This might be its last year.

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

Thanks for volunteering!

Aero_Jonno wrote:

...water stop at a marathon in Camarillo, CA ... volunteer...


how about that congress?

You can walk a horse to water, but a pencil has to be led.

Florida keys

for our annual beat-the-winter-blues trip

Garmin 205, 260W, 1450LMT, 2460LMT, HEREwego for iPhone ... all still mapping strong.

Sightseeing and

Blowing the carbon out of the old truck. (That expression is a carryover from my dad's generation.)

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Ran a KKKKK this morning... GPS was a Garmin Forerunner 205. cool

Cold in AZ

Heading for mid to upper 20's the next 4 days. That's dang cold for the Phoenix AZ area.


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

off roading

In the Aravaca desert area.

Originator of Keeping Your Windmill Alive. Live in MA & have a cooking website. 6 yr. member.

A winery

Last night the missus and I went to the Auburn Twin Oaks Winery. Kind of an interesting place: It's open only two Saturdays a month and reservations are required. It's only three years old and a very nice place, lots of wood beams, hard wood floors - that kind of stuff. The wine's not cheap, but the red zinfandel that we had was excellent.
The winery is really off the beaten path, but my Nuvi 1450 got us there just fine.


"No misfortune is so bad that whining about it won't make it worse."


CT to see Les Miserables

non-native nutmegger

Headed downtown to a place...

we've never been. This is when the Nuvi pays for itself smile

Trip to Seattle

Used my GPS heavily while on a business trip to Seattle last week.

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum located by Washington

it's Monday

Again, I hate Mondays

Thanx BiLL Solomon

My Last Trip Was.....

Bethesda, MD to Pasadena, MD

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