Keeping The Windmill Alive - Your Last Trip? – March 2015

 

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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My last trip was......

My last trip was in Tallahassee and my next will be in Houston

Kent Narrows

for lunch

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Niagara Falls

Got to see the frozen Niagara Falls Monday and Tuesday. Used the Zumo 590LM in the car this time and got regular weather and traffic updates from Smartlink. Picture of frozen falls:

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i16/Cirquerider/2015/2015-...

last trip

Went to a Catholic conference in Newport Beach, CA to hear Mathew Kelly. "Jack" had no problems finding the church (as my maps need updating) crying

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I have seen the future and it is now!

Brunch

Took a chilly ride with a few good friends to Old West Cafe in Sanger, Texas - Had some laughs and some great food. Weather not been very cooperative for much riding this past month. Ready for spring to come on.

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

Atlanta

Still getting my way around the hotel and the office during my temporary assignment.

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nüvi 750 & 760

Just did Sin City to...

Hemet, California to visit with cousins smile The Nuvi worked perfectly!

Still singing for my supper--

I'm still on the trail visiting venture (vulture) capital firms. It's nice to have someone else navigating!

And since I don't have ruby slippers (wouldn't be on the VC hunt if I did), I rely on the "Home" button to get me back where they have to let me in.

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

On Ice

Up and back down my driveway.

The windmill

is safe!

Hurry Up and Wait

Went to the pharmacy at the VA hospital in Atlanta for prescriptions.

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Under no circumstances whatsoever, will logic and common sense be tolerated.

Driveway

Down to the end of my driveway! Snow promised is 5-8 inches today in the MD/DC area & it's right on schedule!

Fred

The windmill is turning .......

but it's really cold out here ! Temps below teens and with windchill 3 below. Brrrrr.....

Seminole Florida

Drove my brother in laws car down so he could fly down. Drove all night...hit some fog in Georgia but otherwise made it safely. GPS was spot on with no issues.

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I loaded a bunch of

I loaded a bunch of NonGarmin Maps. They look nice but do not do address search!?!

I'd really like the 3D maps but don't have them on my 2597..

I messed around with the themes a bit they all seem the same. The UK one seems the best!

Off Road

Using the Garmin Oregon handheld GPS this week, as I needed the topo maps. The Jeep Garmin just shows a big patch of green.

New Jersey Bound

Leaving Saturday night for Newark from Toronto!
just updated my RLC & SC poi's!
Look out Jersey!

San Jose to Mountain View

During the heart of evening rush hour.

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Nuvi 2598 LMT Nuvi 3597 LMT

TO SAM AND LOWES

To buy bird seeds and corn for the squirrel.

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3790LMT; 2595LMT; 3590LMT, 60LMTHD

Manzanillo

friends an myself rode our motorbikes to Manzanillo, Colima for a bit of shopping and a great lunch. About 70 miles return trip.

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

To buy a new car

Without a built in nav system!

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non-native nutmegger

enjoy

that new flivver!

Windmill

Just out cruising the streets.

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The Home of BLUMARU HOUNDS

Still in Mexico

Melaqueman wrote:

friends an myself rode our motorbikes to Manzanillo, Colima for a bit of shopping and a great lunch. About 70 miles return trip.

Sounds like a nice WARM time. Looks like you are keeping up your windmill down there. smile

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

What did you buy?

schmidwr wrote:

Without a built in nav system!

Love my built in.... Honda. But it will never take the place of JillMap

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

leduc

mad a quick trip to leduc to meet up for brunch with old friend

Headed from Pearl Harbor to

Headed from Pearl Harbor to Wahiawa, HI

Heading for Colorado from

Heading for Colorado from California in a few weeks

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NickJr Nuvi 3597LMT

Forrest park

Great weather for a run in the park.

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Val - Nuvi 785t and Streetpilot C340

On the parkway

I took a ride up the Blue Ridge Parkway to Mabry Mill in VA for some photographic therapy. Hit a deer on the parkway when I was done...the GPS didn't help much there.

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The Moose Is Loose! nuvi 760

Deer ahead...

Moose135 wrote:

I took a ride up the Blue Ridge Parkway to Mabry Mill in VA for some photographic therapy. Hit a deer on the parkway when I was done...the GPS didn't help much there.

Ouch yeah that isn't fun. Hopefully it was not much damage to the vehicle.

Costco with kids

While wife was at conference Sunday afternoon.

Windmill

mgarledge wrote:
Melaqueman wrote:

friends an myself rode our motorbikes to Manzanillo, Colima for a bit of shopping and a great lunch. About 70 miles return trip.

Sounds like a nice WARM time. Looks like you are keeping up your windmill down there. smile

Hola Marg
Trying hard to keep the windmill alive. A couple of winters ago I did not realize it requires a certain numbers of postings a month.

Eighty five degres is the daily average by the way.

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

Considering

driving Alaska this summer.

one way is enough

kwcash wrote:

Considering driving Alaska this summer.

Driving the AL-Can in one direction is enough. I'd plan on taking the ferry one direction or, if you are taking the scoot, fly it up and motor south.

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Going to

take a little trip down south.

Made it back...

safely from California trip. Great seeing the family again. The 2555LMT worked perfectly!

Spring is here

Spring is here

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RNS-510 OEM VW Navi

Addison, IL

To visit a friend.

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Wait a minute... who am I here?

ST. Louis MO

Went to ST. Louis MO for MVC Arch Madness Basketball Tournament and back. Learned How to use and not use TourGuide to speak Historical signs.

Dinner

Finding different dinner places during my four-week Atlanta assignment.

I'm trying not to visit the same place twice.

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nüvi 750 & 760

trip

Quick trip to city today

Gps traffic to congestion

Work

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Val - Nuvi 785t and Streetpilot C340

Fun

NYC and other POI in the area.

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When you are dead, you don’t know that you are dead. It is only difficult for the others. It is the same when you are stupid.

Had to

drop off some equipment at the airport, the junction view is pretty cool when it pops up

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Garmin Nuvi 2597lmt

tampa

Just got back from an overnight trip to Tampa. (Near USF but at the State offices there at McKinley and Fowler for those of you familiar with the area. )

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Illiterate? Write for free help.

Bike trip to Colima volcano

March 12

Trip report to the Colima volcano.

We left Near Barra de Navidad at about 9:30am on Tuesday morning March 10th. Paul led the group. There were a total of eight motorcycles with 12 people aboard and a Jetta TDI station wagon with four passengers and to carry our gear. The weather was just gorgeous for a biking trip.
After a brief stop in El Central just west of Manzanillo we rode past Manzanillo and took a small road north passing a prison compound along the way and on toward Comala. On the way to Comala it started to become overcast and a few sprinkles were felt.
Another short 15 minute stop at a Pemex/Kiosko to stretch the legs and a quick snack we carried on toward Comala. Along the way at an intersection where a policeman stood, directions were requested. He sent us on the fork to the left. The road we were on all of a sudden came to an abrupt end and was impassable. We turned around going back to the policeman and he told us to follow a car heading the same way. Following the car we made an UNMARKED detour to the right. This very narrow cobblestone road was taking us over a mountain and only allowed a top speed of about 20 mph and cars passing had to make some delicate maneuvers. We encountered a chicken bus coming toward us. We all had to scramble into the ditch to let the bus pass. Eventually after about 30 minutes we ended up on a normal highway and I'm sure I wasn't the only one breathing a sigh of relief.
As we were traveling along it started to get darker and darker with rain threatening.
Reaching Comala a stop was planned for a quick restaurant meal. But since the weather became more threatening it was decided to carry on instead.
Along this highway it started to rain and became quite cold. I was still wearing my warm weather clothing and started to shiver so hard my arms were shaking.
After about 30 minutes we arrived at our overnight stop. I have NO idea where we were! This apparently was some Mexican resort with a pool, several buildings with rooms for from two people to eight people to a room. There was a small lake with camping facilities as well.
Luckily the rain stopped and a short happy hour was attended to and then after pre-ordering our dinner we set out to get to the bottom of the volcano to view it close up.
Along the way we stopped at a small coffee plantation and some of us bought some very nice smelling coffee for 60 pesos @ 500 gram. Paul told us that this coffee is used at the very expensive Grand Bay hotel in Barra de Navidad. The top of the volcano is at about 15,000 feet and had snow on it even thought he volcano is still active.
Then we carried on to our viewing destination, unfortunately the top was clouded in and was not really very visible.
After the usual photos being taken and some liquid libations we went back to our overnight location.
A nice dinner was had by all and everyone seemed to be too tired for any socializing.
That night it thundered all night long and it was the loudest thunder I have ever heard in my life with temperatures in the 40's.
After breakfast we loaded up and left for the trip home. Since it was so cold I bought a large black garbage bag and made an improvised rain poncho, also to keep the cold out. I had no idea that it was going to be so cold there and was not prepared for it.
When we reached Colima the Jetta developed a small problem as well as Paul's bike.
I was assigned the task to take us back from there using the toll road from Colima to Manzanillo. About 35 minutes later I decided to stop at a Pemex station so we could ditch all the heavy clothing. Then we carried on and I had anticipated a toll of over 100 pesos, but was pleasantly surprised that the toll was only 61 pesos.
One more stop was made in El Central for some libations and from there we ran straight back home arriving at around 3 pm and perfect 86 degrees.
Saludos

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

Sorry double post

Doble, disculpe!

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

In the Orlando area watching...

our daughter play softball.

Just in time for the "Game Delayed Due to Lightning" festival! The fun never ends....

Loved hearing about your trip

Melaqueman wrote:

Doble, disculpe!

Sounds like a lot of excitement. Beats my sitting in the house all day. Makes me want to go on a trip, but not with so much excitement.
Mary

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