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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Palm Desert to Dana Point (California)

Our a recent trip to Dana Point I ran into problems with my Garmin GPS due to the fact that it tried to steer me onto several toll roads in Orange County. Toll roads in Calif. are a rarity. On most of them you need a transponder or the exact amount in cash. However, when you enter a toll road it does not tell you what the toll will be.
I need to find the option in my setup to eliminate the toll roads as an option.

Happy Monday

Happy Monday

Thanx BiLL Solomon

Looking forward to the Big Game Sunday!

It should be a good one, San Fran vs. Baltimore.

Garmin Drive 61, nuvi 2597MT, too many really.

Hard to find

Don's chainsaw repair in Temperance MI is just a small place but Nuvi got me there w/o any problems.


local red light camera locations

rain in AZ

just watched it rain in AZ

Nuvi 660, 2555LMT

Camping Fool

Last weekend I camped way down upon the Suwannee River in Mayo FL at Suwannee River Rendezvous Resort And Campground.

I set the GPS to its usual duties, seeking food & fuel and calculating fuel mileage. Routing was hurry up on the way and byways for the route home.

Tomorrow begins another camping adventure at Cloudland Canyon State Park in Rising Fawn GA,

Last week I wore shorts most of the time, but it looks as if we'll be layering up this time and keeping close to the fire.


Florida to North of Baltimore to Florida

I drove my family to visit my wife's family north of Baltimore, driving from Central Florida. I used my daughter's Garmin to navigate rather than my built in Kenwood/Garmin. While her's was newer and had more recent maps, I didn't like the small screen.

I also have my GPS display all the roads around me, keeping the zoom level set to cover the most area while still seeing all the local roads. That way I get a feel for what's around me. My daughter's GPS is not set up that way, and I missed the additional information.

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


Heading out to explore some back roads.


Last weekend

Driving off to the shooting range to exercise my Second Amendment rights.

nüvi 750 & 760

out and about

Many short trips around the area running errands. Hoping to stay close to home this weekend and enjoy the big game!

No need for the Nuvi...

on the beach in Mexico this week smile

Back to OTR

Well. Just got back last night.

Went from Portales, New Mexico to Downey, Ca, then over to Gardena, and out to Albuquerque. Went "through" Portales and over to Nacogdoches, Texas and back. Total was about 3200 miles.

KD5XB in DM84

Natchez, Mississippi

Spent a few days in Natchez a couple of weeks ago. Nuvi led me to every attraction I wanted to visit.

ice race

Garmin lead me to and from a gravel pit ice race site in Blumenort, MB. It sure makes it easy when knows the way.Small towns can be tricky. H.



Back and forth a couple of times to Erie, PA

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


Got an alert for a microbrewery I hadn't known about before, and, seeing how I was in the mood, I quaffed a local brew. Delicious! Highly recommend that POI file.

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



buzz buzz



watched the HD traffic, neat feature

Nuvi 660, 2555LMT

Florida I-95 to I-4

Followed the traffic to Altamonte Springs. Some GPS confusion to navigate u-turn for arrival.

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