Keeping The Windmill Alive - Your Last Trip? – October 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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city trip

Went to city after getting truck out of body shop,No changes found on new maps so far.

Just got back from Temecula,

Just got back from Temecula, CA

Going to Vegas soon!

Going to Vegas soon!

just drove from RI to N

just drove from RI to N Carolina.

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an94

What waste of time...

Spent a 'trip' to the hospital that lasted 2 weeks, not 24 hours....

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

Happy Monday

Happy Monday, I hate Mondays

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Thanx BiLL Solomon

A scenic trip to the West

A scenic trip to the West Country.

My Last Trip was......

Washington, DC to Hanover, PA.

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

don't know exactly where we

don't know exactly where we will be going but looking at something this weekend after Halloween.

Might go up to the cottage for the day.

Not sure

Maybe Florida?

Chicago

Going to Chicago this week.... will try to stay clear of downtown and all the red light cameras.

Me Too

carbsaregood wrote:

Going to Vegas soon!

It will only be my 23rd trip. Go for conventions each year so I can bitch at the Garmin booth during CES! smile

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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

Heading down to

Florida for some fishing and ,yes believe it also some hunting.

went to birmingham alabama this morning.

It's a very nasty city.

Going down to Rosedale

...take my rider by my side.

Road Trip

We did a road trip to Cedar Rapids, IA last week. One of our activities was to do a GeoTour of 24 county parks. Think of sort of a road rally with geocaching at each location included.

On our first day of the tour, we made it to a fairly remote nature preserve and my aging and limping Nuvi 760 lost it's screen calibration. Would not allow selecting anything on the top 1/2 of the screen. Could not enter my unlock PIN to turn it on. There went all my waypoints and POI's! We were pretty far out in the boonies so my backup cell phone navigation wouldn't connect. Used a paper map and a handheld hiking GPS with no routing to get through the first day. This was a lot of country back roads, most not well marked, and many too small to appear on the paper map. So there was a lot of guesswork, backtracking and not so polite language being muttered through that first day. grin

OK - time to pull the plug and retire my old 760. I had been having some miscellaneous hardware issues the last year, anyway. Once we got back to a more populated area and my phone got data again, routed to a Best Buy and selected a 65LM for a replacement. Back at the hotel, Googled and found the method to enter screen calibration mode on the 760 and got it working again! Was able to unlock it and transfer all the waypoints and POI's to the 65LM and we were in business again. And I now have a useful but still limping spare.

I really like the new features of the 65LM and the added screen size. The rest of the trip was uneventful and lots of fun.

Work

Went to work

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Val - Nuvi 785t and Streetpilot C340

Work

Went to work

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Val - Nuvi 785t and Streetpilot C340

Work

Just the same thing... back and forth from work. Have a good week everyone.

Ditto

Yep.

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Wait a minute... who am I here?

Martinsville, VA

For the NASCAR race.

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The Moose Is Loose! nuvi 760

Still bouncing around Vietnam.

No need for the Nuvi here smile

nothing

nothing

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Nuvi 660, 2555LMT

visit

to Hilltop Lane!

One more time ......

to keep alive.

Hope things are going ok for you

phranc wrote:

I guess I'm not going to make it out of the hospital this week to get my windmill. Maybe I can use the buggy ride to the rehab house tomorrow as my trip.

I think the buggy ride makes a great windmill post. Let us know how it goes.
Mary

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

Everything is Just Fine

mgarledge wrote:
phranc wrote:

I guess I'm not going to make it out of the hospital this week to get my windmill. Maybe I can use the buggy ride to the rehab house tomorrow as my trip.

I think the buggy ride makes a great windmill post. Let us know how it goes.
Mary

Well, despite being 4 hours late leaving, it turned out to be a pretty uneventful ride with no surprises. Now, if I can just convice all theses rabid physical therapists that I did not forget how to bath, feed, and dress myself just because I checked into a hospital, I might just get out of here with all my marbles.

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Frank DriveSmart55 37.322760, -79.511267

Made it to Nogales,AZ

left home on the 12th October and after about 4,000 miles have made it to Nogales, going across the border into Mexico on Wednesday morning.

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Nuvi 2797LMT, DriveSmart 50 LMT-HD, Using Windows 10. DashCam A108C with GPS.

When I visit my brother in Tucson

Melaqueman wrote:

left home on the 12th October and after about 4,000 miles have made it to Nogales, going across the border into Mexico on Wednesday morning.

We always loved to walk over in Nogales. In the past few years he has said it is unsafe and we do not go to Nogales. Do you ever walk in Nogales? Do you think it is safe?
Do so enjoy shopping there.
Mary

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

Waihawa to K-Bay

Waihawa to K-Bay

Tampa Florida

In my last trip to Tampa,in the Bush Garden area, yesterday, my gps with the POI Factry RLC, work perfect inform very good about RLC ...
Thank you

780 Miles and Return

Drove from Eastern Shore Maryland to Western Kentucky and returned. My nevi performed very well, predicting arrival time to within a few minutes. Only complaint: no traffic info.

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Tuckahoe Mike - Nuvi 3490LMT, Nuvi 260W, iPhone X, Mazda MX-5 Nav

Nogales

mgarledge wrote:

We always loved to walk over in Nogales. In the past few years he has said it is unsafe and we do not go to Nogales. Do you ever walk in Nogales? Do you think it is safe?
Do so enjoy shopping there.
Mary

This is my first and only time in Nogales, I normally cross the border in Laredo, TX.
I did walk from my motel to a restaurant nearby, but I was the only on on foot to be seen!
Unless you are talking about the Mexican side? I never saw it, I crossed over using the truck crossing.

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Nuvi 2797LMT, DriveSmart 50 LMT-HD, Using Windows 10. DashCam A108C with GPS.

Nogales

Ooooops, double posted!

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Nuvi 2797LMT, DriveSmart 50 LMT-HD, Using Windows 10. DashCam A108C with GPS.

We would walk over

To the Mexican side and shop for a few hours. It was a lot of fun. We would always buy the vanilla. We loved to browse the shops. A lot of fun. I remember one time with my late father. We were going back to the American side and the guard asked him something and my father made a joke out of it, as he did a lot of things, but the guard didn't think it was funny and asked him a lot more questions than he asked us. My brother won't let us go when we visit as he said there is a lot of drug traffic there now and it is not safe.

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

Nogales

mgarledge wrote:

To the Mexican side and shop for a few hours. It was a lot of fun. We would always buy the vanilla. We loved to browse the shops. A lot of fun. I remember one time with my late father. We were going back to the American side and the guard asked him something and my father made a joke out of it, as he did a lot of things, but the guard didn't think it was funny and asked him a lot more questions than he asked us. My brother won't let us go when we visit as he said there is a lot of drug traffic there now and it is not safe.

I have a number of friends who do this route every year down and back. Not one recommends going to Nogales, Mx. Its like Tijuana or Nuevo Laredo, best to avoid them.

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Nuvi 2797LMT, DriveSmart 50 LMT-HD, Using Windows 10. DashCam A108C with GPS.

Thanks

Melaqueman wrote:
mgarledge wrote:

To the Mexican side and shop for a few hours. It was a lot of fun. We would always buy the vanilla. We loved to browse the shops. A lot of fun. I remember one time with my late father. We were going back to the American side and the guard asked him something and my father made a joke out of it, as he did a lot of things, but the guard didn't think it was funny and asked him a lot more questions than he asked us. My brother won't let us go when we visit as he said there is a lot of drug traffic there now and it is not safe.

I have a number of friends who do this route every year down and back. Not one recommends going to Nogales, Mx. Its like Tijuana or Nuevo Laredo, best to avoid them.

I was wanting to go there again but with your and my brothers advice I think I will pass.
Thanks a lot.
Mary

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

Finding my car at the

Finding my car at the airport parking lot using the "last position" feature.

My answer to "everybody remember where we parked."

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nüvi 750 & 760

scary...

It's Halloween!

Great Smokey Mountains Railroad

Just spent a few days in Gatlinburg, TN and took a trip on the scenic railway over in Bryson, NC. Perfect weather, sunny with temps close to 80 in the afternoons. The fall colors were at their peak.

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

Good timing!

rlohnes wrote:

Just spent a few days in Gatlinburg, TN and took a trip on the scenic railway over in Bryson, NC. Perfect weather, sunny with temps close to 80 in the afternoons. The fall colors were at their peak.

They are supposed to get a fair amount of snow in the mountains there this weekend!

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The Moose Is Loose! nuvi 760

work and shopping

Routine week, with decent weather.

Candy shopping at Target!

Candy shopping at Target!

scary drive

Went out for drive around town lots of scary creatures out and about watch out

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