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


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Nowhere special, just local.

Nowhere special, just local.



non-native nutmegger

Cherry Trees

To see the cherry trees in Kenwood & Washington, DC.


Last trip to Hamilton

Last trip to Hamilton Ontario.

Iphone XR, Drivesmart 61,Nuvicam, Nuvi3597

All over

Just returned from Southern Cal......
Heading to Minnesota tomorrow.

Where has mine taken me?


One of the two main routes south from my home is closed for a major construction project, right at the intersection with the first major road south of me. To one side is woods, to the other side is a confusing labyrinth of one-ways, dead ends, and roads that don't run straight in the neighboring town. I was able to use the map on my Garmin to find a route that would connect me through to my street, and for the last several weeks, have been retracing that little blue line to get home quicker. The navigation feature wants to take me down the highways, which adds five, long traffic lights, and actually adds several minutes to the trip, as well as an extra mile.

San Jose to Jackson CA

Lovely time of year in gold country.

Nuvi 3597 LMT

To Germany

Only used Garmin to get to and from airport (2-hour drive). don't have Europe maps, so relied on iPhone Maps for that part of the trip. Did Viking Cruise and visited son (USMC) and family. Very nice time!

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

Asheville and other points...

First trip back to the Blue Ridge Parkway since a deer committed suicide by Durango last month.

The Moose Is Loose! nuvi 760

quick drive

went for a quick Sunday drive,Last time for that drive as i am moving to Vancouver island on April 26th.Will update here when possible.


Ft Myers, then drive to Orlando.

Happy Monday

Happy Monday

Thanx BiLL Solomon

New old restaurant...

Went to New Smyrna Beach, and decided to try the Grill at Riverview . Even though we've been past the place at least 5K times over the last twenty years, we never tried it. (and I lived in New Smyrna for a couple of years as well). Wish we had tried it sooner.

Though it was a bit pricier than the places we normally go to when going to the beach, it wasn't that much more (about $45.00 for two with a couple of drinks - the drinks were as much as the entrees' - but that's normal just about everywhere beach-side). Outstanding food, atmosphere, and the view of the Indian River is great (it sits right next to the old "pink" drawbridge).

It's now on or "must return" list when we are in the area...

"Everything in excess! To enjoy the flavor of life, take big bites. Moderation is for monks" ~ Excerpt from the notebooks of Lazarus Long, from Robert Heinlein's "Time Enough for Love"

Daytona Beach to ...

... Fort Lauderdale ...

Nuvi 2460

Fargo area primarily

Lots of running around this week in North Dakota and Minnesota

Garmin Nuvi 2450

rainy monday

in North Texas. Have a front moving through. Safe travels everyone.

___________________ Garmin 2455, 855, Oregon 550t

Going to

take a trip down south.


keeping the windmill alive

NUVI40 Kingsport TN


to Walmart.



3790LMT; 2595LMT; 3590LMT, 60LMTHD

My Last Trip was......

Washington, DC to Akron, OH.

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

Giant Burger in Rhome, Texas

#1 Cheeseburger with a large diet coke... The best...

Of course I have it cut in half and my husband and I share it. We can not finish one by our self....

I am a hamburger person. I go for a hamburger in just about any restaurant I go to... if they offer one ... so I know what a good one is and "Giant Burger in Rhome, Texas is probably my favorite in the area, although Tommy's on Camp Bowie, in Fort Worth is close.

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

Hmmmm .....

Hum job !!!


Gps to avoid traffic

Val - Nuvi 785t and Streetpilot C340

Head House Square

Philadelphia PA

"You can't get there from here"

Oh no....

the wife is going shopping again today. Who knows where the Nuvi will need to take her. If I could just get it to circle around and bring her back home with each entry we could save a lot of $$ smile

Last Trip

Deep into the city of Detroit. Always great to have my Garmin gps. Even though I have not used it, my cellphone gps is a great backup in case of a Garmin failure.



Have a good week everyone!

Hot in fl

Not many fish.


Going to Chicago this weekend. Actually the suburb of Oak Park. Visiting granddaughter and grandson.

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

Pearl Harbor to Waikiki

Pearl Harbor to Waikiki

Not a very exciting trip -- expensive but not exciting

New front brakes on the mini (metal on metal on the front right; the wear sensor is on the front left, of course), then a new battery.

I do have greater confidence of completing my trip down to Los Angeles in a couple of weeks to celebrate my dad's 99th birthday.

When your dad turns 99, at least one of you is getting old...

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


FZbar wrote:

To see the cherry trees in Kenwood & Washington, DC.


the cherry Blossoms. That is one thing I really miss about Maryland/DC smile

Death Valley day trip

Met with friends in Las Vegas and made a day trip to Death Valley from there. Had some problems with GPS, but later found out why on this board. Fixed it. My 1450 came in handy. Friends had a 1450 also and we could compare the two. I think I had the edge. (POI factory)

nuvi 1390 LT, nuvi 1450 LMT, Win 10


Heading out for Western NY this weekend


GW Bridge

My GPS shut down when it got confused going to the George Washington Bridge in New York.. Weird thing being without my GPS in the Bronx..


k6rtm wrote:

When your dad turns 99, at least one of you is getting old...

He starts over at 00 next year. so it must be you that's aging.

Illiterate? Write for free help.


As I often do, I used my nüvi 760 yesterday to travel to one of the offices I support. I didn't need the GPS function to get there or back again but I did listen to an book while driving. I love the old 760. smile

GPSMAP 76CSx - nüvi 760 - nüvi 200 - GPSMAP 78S

If driver, drive more safety.

This is a new way to make more money.????? channel 9 in Centraal Florida, Investigates shortened yellow light at red-light camera intersection, uncovered an error that could've caused hundreds of drivers to get tickets they may not deserve in Orange County Florida.

already discussed

gpsmoron wrote:

This is a new way to make more money.????? channel 9 in Centraal Florida, Investigates shortened yellow light at red-light camera intersection, uncovered an error that could've caused hundreds of drivers to get tickets they may not deserve in Orange County Florida.


Illiterate? Write for free help.

Richmond, VA

that is all

><> Glenn <>< Garmin nüvi 2598


Going home after 10 days in Atlanta.

nüvi 750 & 760

Rose Ave.

Addison, IL

Wait a minute... who am I here?

Leaving in a couple of weeks

Leaving in a couple of weeks to attend convention in Las Vegas and if any problems with device I will note it here

NickJr Nuvi 3597LMT

Florida and Cruise

Three week vacation (retired, but work two days a week, therefore still vacation).

Drove to Clearwater to spend time with friends, then over to Fort Lauderdale for 11 day cruise to Panama Canal. Hit Aruba, Columbia, Panama, Costa Rica and Grand Cayman.

Key POIs for trip:
Rest Areas, Cheesecake Factory, Steak & Shake, Bob Evans, IHOP and group of my main hotels.

DriveSmart 65, NUVI2555LMT, (NUVI350 is Now Retired)

Went to

Harbor Freight

A short trip... confirm that my Nuvi 855 had 'full screen' junction view. It didn't, but I found my error (it un-zipped to its own JCV folder producing an extra sub-folder). Works now.

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


Used the 550 to go to Ocala NF last week. The 2497 does better at point and shoot.

Western NY To Kingsport TN and Back

We did a 1400+ mile round trip to TN last week and spent the better part of the week running around the Tri-City area. Was first big trip with new 2689LMT. Other than even after a week of use I still can't find things because of the UI change from my old 2460 we liked the new unit. Was surprised how seldom the traffic warnings were available.

One problem with the 2689 that may require an exchange, several times the unit went dim after a power cycle when making rest stops, I needed to go to brightness and change in either direction to have it pop back on.

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