Keeping the Windmill Alive - Your last trip? – August 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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A few miles away

I transported a trapped skunk out to a wooded area far away.

1490LMT 1450LMT 295w

Looking for parts

at 5 local Home Depots around where I live.



Paying Some

Local bills and mailing the rest out.

3790LMT; 2595LMT; 3590LMT, 60LMTHD



Went West

I flew from Philadelphia to Denver with my nüvi 3597. Drove 950 miles from Denver to Pine Ridge, SD, to the Crazy Horse Memorial and Mount Rushmore, then back to Denver via eastern Wyoming. Glad I had the GPS. It helped me find restaurants, hotels, and attractions.

Brent - DriveLuxe 51 LMT-S

Sailing ships

Two replicas of Christopher Columbus sailed up the Mississippi to Davenport IA. I enjoyed touring them today.

1490LMT 1450LMT 295w

Found it

Found a car parts store in Nokomis FL

Penn State

State College PA - middle of nowhere

non-native nutmegger

Time for a new gps

In southern Europe my gps went out for good, now time for a new one. I need one with N America & Europe maps.

Used Mapquest vs. Nuvi

Went to a medical clinic on a street I never heard of but only a couple of miles away. My Nuvi 1350 was in the car and my Nuvi 855 was on the cycle so I just used the computer and Mapquest.

Next week (if the weather cooperates) another cycle ride in Eastern Ontario.

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

Trip to the Smoky Mountains

Took a trip to the Great Smokey Mountains (Gatlinburg) for a few days. On the way back up north I was in no hurry so I took US Rt 25 instead of the I-75. Really pleasant to take the slower route and see the countryside for a change. The horse farms around Lexington were beautiful.

Live every day like it's your last. Some day you'll be right - Benny Hill

Great American Ball Park

Last trip was up to Cinci to catch a Cubs/Reds game at the Great American Ball Park.

My second time there. Not bad, but not one of my favorites of the 'newer' parks - that'd be reserved for Busch, Nationals Park and Miller Park.

Still, a very fun journey.

Oh, and the Cubs lost. sad

Wait a minute... who am I here?

Kansas City

Traveling to KC

Trip from Louisiana to the Carolinas

What was most interesting was that the return trip by way of Gatlinburg had suggested taking I55 to I12 instead of taking I59 to I12 for the last portion of the trip. GPSr was set to fastest time. However, knowing that I59 was the better/faster route, we ignored "Crissy", did it our way, and watched for the change in arrival time as "Crissy" recalculated... which she did ... and her new arrival time became 4 minutes EARLIER.... Needless to say Crissy had/has "no clue" on how to determine the faster time...Go figure.

Randy C530, Nuvi 52

Trips around Anchorage as we...

restock the camper for the return trip home from Alaska. Let the summer adventure continue!



Nuvi 660, 2555LMT

Last Trip

Smithville, NJ Nice area restaurants, shops even has a little railroad.


Thinking of driving up north again.


Our last trip was in April to Clarksdale, MS for a small bluesfest and to Helena, AR to visit friends.

Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there's a 90% probability you'll get it wrong.


Last trip: Newburyport on a Friday. Bad beach traffic, so we added "avoid highways" and had a nice tour of the back roads in that area. Would never have taken any of those roads on our own.

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

I was in he suburbs of

I was in he suburbs of Atlanta GA for business. POI most helpful for finding good BBQ

John B - Garmin 765T

...On blank gray space!

A long-under-construction road extension in Morgan Hill - Gilroy south of me has finally opened. It cuts a few miles off my trip to visit cow-orkers (sic), and even better, my Nuvi shows me cruising on featureless gray space!

It will be interesting to see when the maps get updated for this one.

(For the curious, it's Watsonville Road, with the new part from Monterey Road to Tennant. Not a really big deal, other than the area has been torn up for over a year. Yeah, I know, small potatoes compared to Boston's Big Dig which had been going on for at least a century...)

Nuvi 2460, 680, DATUM Tymserve 2100, Trimble Thunderbolt, Ham radio, Macintosh, Linux, Windows

Ohio to Texas

Off to see the grandkids. down side great weather planned for Ohio and 100°F for Texas.

260, 295W, 1490T,2455LMT

San Jose to Mono Lake

Great drive through the Sierra Nevada mountains. Wonderful place to visit just off Hwy 395 in the town of Lee Vining.

Nuvi 2598 LMT Nuvi 3597 LMT


down my city streets...

...and up my city hall =]

Key West and Miami Beach

Went on vacation with wife (sans kids) to Florida, driving from Ft Lauderdale to Key West, and then returning to Miami Beach for a few more days.


Heading to New Mexico this week

It's those changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes nothing remains quite the same. With all of our running and all of our cunning, If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane.

Brought Home

Brought the grandsons home to Maryland after they spent a week with us.

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

lost my windmill

last trip was to sunny very sunny HOT Lost Vegas

Montana 650,62S,1450,Etrex Venture Hc

Seattle, Portland, Oregon &

Seattle, Portland, Oregon & Denver.

My Nuvi 350 did fine in finding many locations I need while on holiday.

What did we ever do prior to GPS's???
Maps just don't do it.


Sure hope...

spokybob wrote:

I transported a trapped skunk out to a wooded area far away.

I hope the skunk doesn't have a GPS and finds his way back... shock

Me, I took a trip up to the Poconos for the NASCAR race weekend.

The Moose Is Loose! nuvi 760

trips next week

No trips this week but both Detroit and Minneapolis next week.

Next trip

Just downloaded the 2014.10 maps and am getting ready for a trip to Myrtle Beach in three weeks.

North Carolina

Visited Wilmington, NC this weekend for the first time. I flew down from NYC but used the Nuvi 3490LMT locally. Great fun!

Garmin: GPSIII / StreetPilot / StreetPilot Color Map / StreetPilot III / StreetPilot 2610 / GPSMAP 60CSx / Nuvi 770 / Nuvi 765T / Nuvi 3490LMT / Drivesmart 55 / GPSMAP 66st * Pioneer: AVIC-80 / N3 / X950BH

Around Southern Ontario

I went around Southern Ontario. Today was a Provincial holiday, so I took to the road and went without a plan.

"Traffic info'

Returning from a golf game I didn't need route info so I did not turn on the Nuvi. A choice of routes was a 2-lane vs. a 'series 400' (divided) highway. I chose the wrong one. The 'traffic' info might have saved me 20 minutes but the radio station traffic info did not mention it so the Nuvi traffic info might not have had it either.

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

World Amateur?

Sound like your timing is for the World Amateur in MYR.
Watched it one year while my buddy participated. Quite a week!!

Hit 'em straight.

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

Up to spoil the grandkids

Going to Northern Illinois to spoil the grandkids, feed them lots of junk food and sugary drinks, get them all wound up and then heading back home, letting their parents deal with the aftermath.

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

Up to spoil the grandkids

cbwatts wrote:

Going to Northern Illinois to spoil the grandkids, feed them lots of junk food and sugary drinks, get them all wound up and then heading back home, letting their parents deal with the aftermath.

That is what Grandparents are for. Spoil the Grand Kids and that send them home.

3790LMT; 2595LMT; 3590LMT, 60LMTHD

Peninsula state park..

Nothing but beauty. Wisconsin has many hidden gems.

indy to houston

last weekend, avoided interstates for most of the trip except for a few short stretches as it is more pleasant taking US and state highways.

Was very surprised that Garmin's maps did not have I-69 in Indiana.

___________________ Garmin 2455, 855, Oregon 550t

Just got back from MAUI, HI

And where I go "Jack" goes with me....

My maps are out of date (too cheap to update), so the POI's were out of date as well.

I did punch in the address of my wife's niece who had moved since our last visit, and "Jack" got me within 20 yards of their driveway.

good enough for me....


I have seen the future and it is now!

construction detour

Due to highway construction, I found a surface-street route across town to a distant suburb.



Nuvi 660, 2555LMT

To see Van Halen...

Drove from South Chicago suburbs up to OshKosh WI. to see VanHalen. Great Time!

Nuvi 765T, Nuvi 2350LMT

turn turn

the big wheel

Wizard World Chicago Comic Con


Steely Dan Concert at Ravinia

Last Week.


Checked out the sales at Dicks Sporting Goods - getting ready for fall sports. No traffic/nav issues.

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