Keeping the Windmill Alive - Your last trip? – July 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.

~Angela

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Traffic

Used 1350 for traffic info for a rare trip 'downtown' for Jersey Boys.

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If at first you don't succeed....redefine success

whirl

whirl

Last Trip

Sag Harbor, NY

spent

a couple days in the Laurel Highlands of PA.

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Illiterate? Write for free help.

time for a road trip

time to use my GPS in Utah...

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nuvi 2460LMT

my garmin died

I am in Europe and my garmin died. Now i am looking for maps for a borrowed tomtom gps to guide me the rest of the trip.

Block Buster

Even though I have Block buster Online, I still exchange movies in store. The store always seems to have new releases in stock whereas the online inventory sucks. Just about all my movies in my Queue Super Long Wait. I go to the store and they are sitting on the shelf. Maybe Blockbuster Online needs to borrow some of the brick and mortar movies to keep up with the demand. Ok, done with my rant. But this is the last place my GPSr took me.

Will be driving from the

Will be driving from the Northeast to Florida.

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an94

windmill

windmill

Happy Monday

Happy Monday

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Thanx BiLL Solomon

Summer is fun!

Finally!

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If the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem quickly resembles a nail. (Maslow's Hammer)

Mopar Heaven

Took my annual trip to the All Chrysler Nationals in Carlisle, PA. On the way back to Charlotte, I stopped to visit Foamhenge in VA.

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The Moose Is Loose! nuvi 760

Illinois to Branson

Family vacation from Peoria, IL to Branson, MO. First time there, had a really great time. Silver Dollar City is a pretty nice little amusement park, with better coasters than I was expecting. Also saw the Chinese Acrobats (phenomenal), Dixie Stampede (OK, I'm not big on horse-riding and liked the pre-show teen-aged juggler the best, and the food was excellent too), Fish Hatchery (cool, informative, and FREE), rode the Ducks (eh, OK), and ate some great food (Andy's Frozen Custard and Danna's BBQ). Garmin performed like a champ although for this trip I would have liked to have traffic capability - Hwy 76 through Branson, "the strip", is always awful traffic-wise, and our 50LM tried to get us on it at every opportunity!

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Garmin 50LM

LT

was to Rochester, MN for a Ctholic youth conference.

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John_nuvi_

At the track

...with a Garmin Forerunner 205.

My Last Trip was.....

from Washington, DC to Atlanta, GA (and back).

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

Lunch in Carleton Place

Took (paved) back roads from Ottawa. Pre-programmed the Nuvi and except for 1.7 miles of gravel road, all went well. 90 degrees though...had to keep movin'. Cooling scarf helped.

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If at first you don't succeed....redefine success

client

Found a warehouse in an inter-city neighborhood. Glad I got there directly!

Anchorage to Seward for...

some camping and fishing with friends. Still lovin' the summer vacation in Alaska!

Oregon

We took the long, steep drive down I-5 from California into Oregon, and met the very nice staff at the small Oregon State Welcome Center at exit 19. It is located off Lowe Road. A little hard to find even with a GPS, but worth the visit.

Trip to Disney

Just got a new Nuvi 3597 and used Garmin express to transfer all the info to the new GPS. Went to Disney and several places there stored in the my GPS coordinates. It worked flawlessly except for the same issue I’ve been having with all my Nuvi's since the map updates about 1.5 years ago. The Nuvi’s seem to be somewhat poor at calculating arrival times. It seems from monitoring numerous Nuvi arrival time vers actual arrive time the Nuvi’s are underestimating the drive time about 18%. That includes short trips, long trips, trips with no traffic and trips with heavy traffic. Wonder if other are having the same issue.

Toledo, OH

Back to the zoo and Tony Packo's..... grin

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getround - Nuvi 750 - Nuvi 3597LMTHD

TX to CA & back to TX

I just got back to South Texas from California. It's fiercely hot in California and Arizona right now. It made New Mexico and Texas seem nice and cool.

grocery

run

My Last Trip

I set my Garmin nuvi 2595 for an Address in California and I Cut a Chogee. The GPS took me right up to the Front Door of a place where I had never been before. The Trip back was also Memorable, but I knew where I was going since I was headed Home.

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Don Duke aka Joe Casino

Windmill?

What Windmill's are going out of business?

whirl

whirl

A date

A date last weekend at the other end of town.

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nüvi 750 & 760

Just Returned From

A trip to Louisiana.

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3790LMT; 2595LMT; 3590LMT, 60LMTHD

nothing

nothing

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Nuvi 660, 2555LMT

orlando to Chicago

Left 9am arrived 2am. Easy drive.

Anchorage to Homer and back on...

our motorcycles. Stayed at a great B&B in Homer, Bay Avenue. A perfect trip with super weather and a good time with friends!

Nowhere Again

Stay put at home for now.

Back From Ontario/Quebec

I just got back from from a trip to Ottawa and Montreal. The Garmin 1390T with the updated 2014.10 map worked great. Speed Limit and Junction View worked pretty good.

Ride and Pizza

Went for a motorcycle ride with the wife and then went for pizza afterwards.

Warehouse Store

Hitting the warehouse store to stock up for the coming week. Hot, but no issues.

Camping

Going camping in Jasper for 3 days and then Banff for 3 days. Real camping...in a tent not a motorhome or trailer.

Everywhere

Use the GPS almost everywhere we go, including the airlines.

RT

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

New Bee

Am new to the site, but look forward to participating! We will download and roadtrip the Diners, Driveins and Dives (DDD) for sure!

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WWS

Thats the way to camp

jackrabbit000 wrote:

Going camping in Jasper for 3 days and then Banff for 3 days. Real camping...in a tent not a motorhome or trailer.

I start tomorrow with 6 days and 5 nights at Boy Scout camp. Its going to be great.

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Nuvi 2460LMT.

That's the signpost up ahead...

...your next stop -- the Twilight Zone!

And I almost got away with it....

After an after-work event in the Wall Street area of NYC (which my Nuvi 52 found with no issues), I got the extra task of taking my boss home. It was only slightly out of my way, I'm a nice enough guy, and it would have been a 90 minute ride by train at that hour.

He guides me straight to his door, I pull away and slightly up the street, plug in my home coordinates to make my way easily back (last time, i was flying blind, took me 20 minutes to orient myself). Made the u-turn on his street to drive back past his house, and there he is at the curb waving me down.

Turns out I did precisely what he said, not what he meant. He told me to get him home, took me right to his door, and left him stranded without his car which was parked -- yeah, you guessed it -- right at the train station. Garmin got me back on my way.

But I was later thinking...I could have said the next day, "Oh, I thought you were waving 'bye-bye'" and averted the pick-up. Almost could have gotten away with it.

Only a slight "oops".

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Nuvi 2460LMT.

God of Cold

Rayzers wrote:

We need the God of Cold here:)

He's here in Edmonton this morning. LOL 14C or 57.2F right now. smile

Fred's Shanty

New London, CT

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non-native nutmegger

Last Trip

Montauk Point, NY

Biking in Western Maryland

The heat wave finally broke in the Northeast so My brother and I are off on a Bicycle trail riding trip in Western Maryland.

Created a bunch of trail waypoints in Google Earth and loaded them into my Nuvi 1490 and Montana 650. Tested them out today and all were spot on! The only hassle was the 6 car pileup on I-70 that my GTM 25 traffic receiver and Nuvi 1490 missed completely!

Back In Time

Central Pennsylvania

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

Gooood Morning

Happy Monday

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Thanx BiLL Solomon

Morn'in

!

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If the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem quickly resembles a nail. (Maslow's Hammer)
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