Keeping The Windmill Alive - Your Last Trip? – April 2014


In danger of losing your windmill?

Maybe you can share the last place your GPS took you and if you encountered any problems, or if you used 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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Aprille Foole

No Pranks!

Just around town this week...

but have another trip in the planning stages smile

Now that it's springtime ...

It's time to head to the Indian casinos.

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

New Orleans

just returned from an amazing trip to New Orleans. Couldn't ask for better weather!

GPS froze twice sad

Avoiding traffic in the rain!

We finally got some rain here on the Left Coast! That of course means lots of problems on the roads. Coming home from a client's place, Waze warned me of a traffic mess ahead. I bailed and had my Nuvi lead me home, declining its (repeated) suggestions to get back on the (stopped) freeway.

If you haven't tried RainX (or it's competitor Aquapel), these are easy to apply coatings that make your windsheild and other glass hydrophobic -- they repel water. You won't need your windshield wipers as much, and they'll work better.

RainX is easier to apply, less expensive, more available, and doesn't last quite as long. Aquapel is more expensive, takes more care to apply, and easy to find on-line but difficult to find in local retail.

Like painting, preparation is everything in using one of these -- really, really clean the windshield first!

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


The combination of the RainX washer fluid and RainX wipers is an easy cheat. Water beads up and runs off almost as well as the treatment.

Frank DriveSmart55 37.322760, -79.511267



Nuvi 660, 2555LMT

Getting lost

Getting lost trying to find a wall to climb.

Actually, a rock climbing class.

nüvi 750 & 760

so far this week

Did a loop, Scranton, PA, Rochester, NY, Buffalo, NY, Niagara Falls, NY, Niagara Falls, ON, and back.....

Off to Montreal, QC tonight.....

Quick Trip

Drove about 1500 miles for a couple of games of golf. Chased north by 50 degree temperatures and 30mph winds. One week too early.

Oh well...

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


Manhattan NY, not a bad place to drive.

Streetpilot C340 Nuvi 2595 LMT

Phoenix AZ area

Considering the difficult weather in the Midwest and East this winter, one would have been hard-pressed to find a better place to be than Phoenix, AZ. Beautiful weather all winter.


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

Last Trip

Columbus Farmers Market NJ


No place to go.

I love my windmill

I love my windmill smile

DriveSmart 50, DriveSmart 60, nuvi 2595, nuvi 3760,


In circles

non-native nutmegger

me too!

nansoutey wrote:

I love my windmill smile

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

twin cities

Visiting my daughter near Minneapolis. My 3597LMTHD can't get a traffic signal here. My 755T never had a problem getting a signal here, so it must be a problem related to the HD receiver.

Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 51LMT-S, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

Last Trip

My last trip was to Camp Dodge in Johnston, IA. Not very far, but it was the last place I've been. Monday I'll be headed off to parts unknown.

Garmin dezl560 LMT


Out to a mineral and gem show.


just enjoying the weather...

..finally, after the long winter. Looking forward to some GPS usage soon.




Going to Cheverly, MD for my grandson's 15th birthday.

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

Yard Sale

looking for tools smile

"You can't get there from here"

Happy Monday

Happy Monday

Thanx BiLL Solomon



NUVI40 Kingsport TN

Nevada, Arizona, Louisiana,

Nevada, Arizona, Louisiana, and Florida

Back Country

Took a trip to Wickenburg, AZ from Prescott AZ. We decided to 4x4 it back home taking Lake Pleasant to Crown King using forests roads. My Garmin even had the proper off-roads to take.

Larry - Nuvi 680, Nuvi 1690, Nuvi 2797LMT

Using the POIs

I love the POIs, even for just local driving. It is amazing how many drug stores are within just 2 miles of hoe.

Back in Illinois.

To the daughter's house and back. Of course I know the way, but I like to have the turns announced and the ETA displayed.

:260W, 50LM

Used the little Nuvi to...

to find our way to the 18th Annual Southwest Police Motorcycle Training and Competition in Vegas. Wow! Can those police officers ride.



Nuvi 660, 2555LMT


Nothing major during the past week, mainly work and shopping. All good and appreciating the improving weather!

Very boring, just local.

Very boring, just local.

Driving to West Virginia Today

Using my new 2598LMTHD

Thanx BiLL Solomon

is winter over?????

Not here on the east of canada. Blizzard last week, 50mm (what ever that is in English), of snow, just about rain since even Noah has said enough. 17 degrees C today. The deer finished eating my cedar tree yesterday. Spring ? bah humbug, even the GPS cannot see through this weather. evil """

32 Degrees Here... Chicago when driving to work today.

And we're headed towards May.


Wait a minute... who am I here?

Blue Ridge Parkway

Beautiful weather on Saturday and a new camera, so I took a ride down the BRP to give it a work out.

The Moose Is Loose! nuvi 760

climbing up the wall

Literally speaking, of course.

I drove to a rock climbing class, where I climbed the practice wall with colored inserts.

nüvi 750 & 760

South Central LA

Yes, this is intentional.

Streetpilot C340 Nuvi 2595 LMT

and there's a breeze....

hanging locally this week......


It will be Iceland in August for a Marylander.

Anything to avoid the long, hot summer.


Google vs. Garmin

Finding that despite keeping maps "up to date", the Garmin just is doing a very poor job of keeping current. Next trip, I'll be using my tablet or phone with Google doing my navigation. It works better and I don't have to carry another device.

Loving this Iowa weather

Don't need to go anywhere now.

Going to Georgia Guide Stones

Just because it's there.

went out today

Looking for blooming trees and saw several idiots in full bloom as well.

ɐ‾nsǝɹ Just one click away from the end of the Internet

San Jose to Jackson CA

Used my nuvi 760 and it actually steered me around a problem.

Nuvi 2598 LMT Nuvi 3597 LMT


gps units with traffic updates are worth every penny

removes a lot of stress seeing more accurate arrival times


for lab tests.

Lancaster Pa

Day trip to Lancaster Pa with a group of friends

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