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.

~Angela

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Delaware

Up to Delaware to drop off the kids for the week (yay!).

Yesterday

Aguila Golf Course

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Jeff...... Nuvi 2460, Nuvi 2595

Happy Monday

Notj=hing

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Thanx BiLL Solomon

Sun N Fun

Airshow in Lakeland, Fl

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Nuvi 2460

Huntsville AL

I'm stopping in New Orleans for some Cajun food and Beignets!

Bad Directions

I drove to Tupelo , Ms Apr 4 , stayed overnight. Got up next morning and drove to near Ripley , Ms to a fleamarket (First Monday Trade Days). Friday afternoon while in Tupelo i headed to a Cracker Barrel resturant. Garmin 2797 told me to get in the left lane and take County Rd whatever up ahead. At the last minute it told me to turn right not left. Well at 5:30 on friday afternoon that doesn't work. Had to go past the street and turn around. Also this gps insist on telling me to turn right into my driveway...it is on the left , a creek is on the right..

My Last Trip was......

Washington, DC to NYC and back.

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

Penna

Trip to Erie PA and back on Sunday morning.

1907 miles.

From South Texas to Northern Ontario, Canada.

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GPSmap76Cx handheld, Nuvi 2557LMT, Nuvfi 2598LMTHD

AZ to Coast of Calif

Used my Garmin to drive up hwy 1 in N. Calif.

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Larry - Nuvi 680, Nuvi 1690, Nuvi 2797LMT

to las vegas

to las vegas

Warehouse Store

Just picked up some items from the local warehouse store for the week.

Just boring trips....

around town for this week.

2014 Tour of Honor

2014 Tour of Honor opened April 1st. 1515 miles in 36 hours. Visited all 7 memorials and 2 Doughboy Statues in Texas. Oklahoma memorials are next.

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Eric M - Nuvi 2555 - IBA 46658 - TOH 151 - 2006 Honda Goldwing 2009 Honda Shadow -

DMV

Finally time to get a new license, and headed to the DMV office 5 minutes from my place. The sign in the window said they moved *last week* to a new office in an area I wasn't familiar with. Plugged the address in to the nuvi, and discovered it was only 15 minutes away, but I'd have never found it without the GPS.

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The Moose Is Loose! nuvi 760

Nothing to see here...

Sorry, duplicate post!

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The Moose Is Loose! nuvi 760

nothing

nothing

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Nuvi 660, 2555LMT

Stuff...

Bowling alley
Lunch
K-Mart
Lodge

day trip

to East Texas from Houston - was a beautiful day for a drive. Took a lot of back roads.

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___________________ Garmin 2455, 855, Oregon 550t

Local

Just local trips, but it FINALLY warmed up enough to put the top down on the convertible, if only for a day or so.

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Wait a minute... who am I here?

Panama City

Went to Pananma City for a weekend of dancing. Interesting to note that on 3 round trips from the motel to the dance hall, my Garmin 3760 took me on 3 different routes. All were approximately the same distance and no one of them was better or worse than the others.

The beach is still pretty but PC is no longer the "Redneck Riviera". Almost all of the "mom & pop" motels are gone, as are the old "tourist traps", except for Alvins.

The Captains Table on Beck Avenue in St. Andrews has great seafood! Grouper Throats are a specialty of the house.

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Garmin nüvi 3597LMTHD, 3760 LMT, & 255LMT, - "Those who wish for fairness without first protecting freedom will end up with neither freedom nor fairness." - Milton Friedman

Trip to Ohio

Went up to visit some family the end of March..

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Mike TOMTOM XL335 and VIA 1535

RETURN FROM

A trip to the casino in Marksville, La.

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3790LMT; 2595LMT; 3590LMT, 60LMTHD

Quick Trip

Just got back from a quick week long getaway.

Auburn, IN. Auburn, Cord, Duesenberg Museum was well worth the visit. My wife is definitely no Motorhead, but she enjoyed seeing all of these classic cars. Did you know that Auburn, Cord & Duesenbergs had front wheel drive, in the late 20's and into the 30's.

Amish Acres, Nappannee, IN. Interesting place to visit, but we couldn't get over that everything seemed to close by 4:00 or 5:00 PM, with the exception of the restaurants.

Frankenmuth, MI: Lovely town and obviously very German. Bronners Christmas store was huge and overwhelming, but I have to to admit that my eyes begin to glaze over after about 10 minutes, in a Christmas Store, especially, when it's 8 months, before Christmas.

Downloaded the Rest Areas Combined, Steak & Shake, Bob Evans and a few others. I was extremely disappointed that there were no Cheesecake Factories on the route.

Used the Custom Avoidance on the NUVI 2555LMT for the first time and it helped me stay off the expensive part of the Indiana Toll Road.

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NUVI2555LMT, NUVI350

Two long distance round trips

Left Long Island midnight on Wednesday, April 2, cannonballed to Orlando, Florida. Played some poker. Got up Friday, hit the beach, played more poker. Got up at 4:30 AM Saturday, cannonballed home. 2143 miles total, 72 hours.
My friends had to be at work for Monday, I didn't. So, Sunday afternoon, I hopped back into the car and drove down to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Spent a couple days there. Headed further south to Wilmington. Overnight with some old friends. Cannonballed back home on Wednesday, arriving home at about 2:00 AM. About 1200 more miles, solo this time, about 84 hours. Back to work at 9:00 AM Thursday.
Garmin performed flawlessly, through all 3300 plus miles. Found a couple of missing rest areas on 13 through Virginia and on 64 in North Carolina. Thoroughly relaxed for a couple of days, even though the weather wasn't all that great. The waves crashing onto the beach, the smell of salt air... Far better than being at work!

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Striving to make the NYC Metro area project the best.

Seabrook, WA

This was a short vacation with daughter, son-in-law and grandkids.

Seabrook is a different kind of destination. The accommodations are 500k houses that are owned by individuals who rent them out to families like us. They are completely furnished with linens, kitchen stuff, TVs and wifi. I will share the link later.

This is a short trip for us of just two hours, and a 7+ hour trip for our kids. Last year when we went we used our Magellan and daughter had a TomTom. Neither was able to get us to the entrance ... we drove a 1/2 past. My 2460LMT put us right to the check in office. Actually, the Magellan would not let us enter the exact address, because as you type the house number it eliminates digits it doesn't think exist. Not the case with Garmin.

More on the destination. The ocean beach is within walking distance and "tourist" shopping is about 30 minutes at Ocean Shores. Great for a romantic stroll, clamming (in season), surf fishing, and kite flying. There is a nice pool for kids and adults. The house we rented had TVs in all the rooms, BBQ, and a hot tub. Just a nice and relaxing getaway with family.

Here is the link: http://www.seabrookwa.com/

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Garmin nuvi 2460LMT (2)

... and back!

dconsolla wrote:

Up to Delaware to drop off the kids for the week (yay!).

Back to pick up kiddos.

From Mexico to home

Left last Sunday April 13th, from about 5 hours south of Puerto Vallarta. Drove 3 days to Wichita, Ks to visit friends. From there to Prescott, Wi for the Great River road.
The river road was a disappointment. Most times could barely see the Mississippi and if it were summer the foliage along the road would block any sight.
So far have done 2,500 miles and have another 1,200 to go before I get home.

Well my windmill is gone, just not enough access to the internet in Mexico !

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Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, DriveSmart 50 LMT-HD, 3790LMT now my daughters. Using Windows 10. DashCam A108C with GPS.

Last Trip

I went to Dodge City, KS twice last week. Also ran through Nebraska quite a bit.

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Garmin dezl560 LMT

Downtown L.A.

Downtown L.A.

Happy Easter

Happy Easter

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Thanx BiLL Solomon

My Last Trip was......

Washington, DC to Pasadena, MD and back.

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

just returned from Huntsville AL for a family function

what a fun trip

Windmill

Whirr.............................

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NUVI40 Kingsport TN

Whirr.............................

smile

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Nuvi 2460

Around the block...

smile

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Wait a minute... who am I here?

Washington, DC

Everyday is a work day in DC

Shopping Trip.

Shopping Trip.

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GPSmap76Cx handheld, Nuvi 2557LMT, Nuvfi 2598LMTHD

Will update all the POIs on the Nuvi...

in prep for a trip to Tucson! Only for a week, but will still be fun.

No reception?

alandb~
You helped me decide that the 3597 is the way to go and now no signal? Yikes. I'm not going to Minneapolis, but I am going to Kansas and Missouri soon. Would you let me know how your signal is in places other than where your daughter is? Or if you were able to resolve the problem?

Thanks! Have a fantastic trip!!

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Linda B. Garmin nüvi® 3597LMTHD, Garmin nüvi® 2460LMT (loved it, until I dropped it), Garmin nüvi® 255W

Easter Visit

Had a nice visit with family over the weekend, dodging the heavy traffic for the most part!

3597

Myemerald wrote:

alandb~
You helped me decide that the 3597 is the way to go and now no signal? Yikes. I'm not going to Minneapolis, but I am going to Kansas and Missouri soon. Would you let me know how your signal is in places other than where your daughter is? Or if you were able to resolve the problem?

Thanks! Have a fantastic trip!!

@Myemerald ... I assume you are referring to this post from earlier in the thread:

alandb wrote:

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.

Please note that this is in reference to traffic reception, not the GPS signal. I have had no problems with the GPS signal. Traffic on Garmin devices has always been a hit and miss proposition with mixed results. As I said in the above post, in Minneapolis, the 3597 HD traffic service did not perform as well as my old nuvi 755T (with standard FM traffic). However, on a recent 4000 mile road trip down to the Florida Keys, I was quite pleased with the traffic service on the 3597 around the major metropolitan areas like St. Louis, Atlanta, Orlando and Miami. I especially liked the notifications for road construction which the older traffic service never identified. So the quality of the traffic service varies a lot by location and at different times and traffic conditions.

Incidentally, there is no traffic coverage in most of Iowa (where I live) so I only experience the traffic service when I travel. Others on here who live in large metro areas have more experience with the traffic.

There are some other threads in the forum that discuss the HD traffic service and the GTM-60 receiver. If you want to read more, you should be able to find these threads with a little searching.

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

Windmill

Out enjoying the warm weather.

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The Home of BLUMARU HOUNDS

Happy Monday

Missed it earlier, better late than never.

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BMW Nav V Montana 650 Zumo 660 Garmin 78S Garmin 76CSX

For those reporting road

For those reporting road trips, how's about including which GPS you're using? I'll start.

Garmin 2597LMT

To and from work, haha!

Hi and welcome to the site

riveroaks wrote:

For those reporting road trips, how's about including which GPS you're using? I'll start.

Garmin 2597LMT

To and from work, haha!

If you go to MY account there is a field you can put your GPS in and it will show up grayed out in the bottom of every post you do. Look at the post above yours and you will see that one.
Most of us use it but some don't.
Thanks for being here and have a nice time at the factory.
(like your name, I am from a River Oaks)

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Mary, Nuvi 2450, Garmin Viago, Honda Navigation, Nuvi 750 (gave to son)

nothing

nothing

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Nuvi 660, 2555LMT

Bonjour ..

c'est Mardi

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Thanx BiLL Solomon

Car Buying

I'm looking for a new ride, and have used the GPS to track down dealers...what fun!

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The Moose Is Loose! nuvi 760

Last Trip

King Of Prussia Mall

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