Keeping The Windmill Alive - Your Last Trip? – October 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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Denver and RMNP...

The trip to Denver and Rocky Mountain National Park went well if one ignores the seasonal construction work.

I hadn't travel in a while, and the many large Junction Views definitely enhance the experience over what I remember.

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Ted - Garmin Nuvi 1450 LM

Golf

Two day golf trip to east end of Long Island.

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

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The Electric City.

Good Morning

I lost my download for red light traffic cameras and I need to regain my privilege.

Road trip

Making a road trip to Nanaimo tomorrow

HD Dealer

For scheduled service.

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d

More fishing...

Going on yet another fishing expedition tomorrow meeting with Vulture Capitalists. Hard to find someone interested in funding a hardware startup.

At least I won't have to worry about finding the place.

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

Ireland

Used my old Garmin in Ireland. It pointed me in the right direction in traffic circles.

Last Trip

King Of Prussia Mall

Drove out the gf's son's

Drove out the gf's son's place on a highway that has been around for over 50 years. Two miles down the highway, the 2015 Acura GPS map started..."in an unverified area" while the Garmin just plugged on the old highway with no hiccups...

Hard to believe they uses the same maps...

LoL

Finished our motorcycle...

ride through Hell's Canyon and some of the area around Baker City, OR. Now the trek back home starts. We do about 250 miles a day so there are no sore behinds smile Nuvi keeping us pointed in the right direction!

Worked great

on our last trip. Will be planing a new but short trip..
Go Garmin..

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nuvi 1390 LT, nuvi 1450 LMT, Vista, Win 10

Unepected detour...

Unexpected detour after meetings this morning -- to our mechanic, as my Mini is losing coolant...

I'm hoping for something simple in the cooling system, and not that nasty phrase "head gasket..."

Oh well -- driving a BMW 528 as a loaner for the weekend.

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

Mississippi Delta

Home of the Blues

Niagara Falls for an early 70th birthday gift

What a great time we had.
We flu into Cleveland. Rented a car and drove to Niagara Falls, New York. I had a route on Jill for this. She took us great. No toll roads and only one detour and she got us through that just fine.
It was a long drive with small roads. After we were there a local told me to take the highways and Jill would route around tolls. I did not want to take the chance going but I just set Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in her for our trip back to Cleveland. She took us on the high ways and no toll roads and it cut about an hour off the trip. I will believe in Jill from now on.

We stayed on the US side in walking distance of all the falls activities on the US side. We were also in walking distance to the Rainbow bridge to take us across to Canada.

We took a tour with a bus that picked us up at our hotel and then took us to Canada. We did the Hornblower, the Skylon Tower and a lot of sightseeing with the tour.

The next day we walked to Canada. When we renewed our Passports I also bought the passport card (they are only good for land crossings, not flight crossings). That was the best thing. We did not have to carry our big passports. The border took the cards, scanned them and sent us on our way. We did the Journey Behind the Cave and walked a lot of Canada. We also got a WEGO bus pass and rode all the routs to see everything. We played in the casing sad. It was a lot of fun.

The next day we walked to the US side and did the tower there, then we did the Cave of the Winds. It was great. We went to the top and my husband took a video of me in the wettest spot. Fun.

We also walked to Goat Island, Luna Island (great US side and up close to falls) and the Three Sister Island.

We did not eat at either of the Restaurants that were suppose to be overlooking the falls and a lot of $$$$. We could get up a lot closer to them by just walking outside of them and I hate to waste money on expensive food. We ate by Cave of the Falls, expensive but did not want to walk back to the hotel and drive somewhere. Each night we had our usual ice cream for supper. It was $10 for two single scoop cones but worth it. We also found a McDonalds US side, a Wendy's and DQ on the Canada side that all charged the normal amounts.

We took a day and drove to Old Fort Niagara. This is amazing. I had no idea as to the part it played in forming the US. History buffs have to go there or at least read about it.

We spend another two days, one in US and the other in Canada, rode the SkyWheel in Canada. This was a very slow pace nice vacation.

We took Jill with us at all times but most of the time, when walking, I could find what I needed with my cell phone. We did use her to go to Old Fort Niagara.

Another thing, use your credit card in Canada. Ours did not charge international fees in Canada and they give a much better exchange rate than the shops in Canada. It was a nice surprise to compare my receipt to what actually was charged on my card.

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

Just got home from nine days of...

motorcycle riding. Did 1863 miles in 9 days. Just enough riding each day to enjoy the scenery AND the riding smile Little Nuvi worked great!

Windmill

find alternate route to a town.

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The Home of BLUMARU HOUNDS

Tested out

the new RV760 yesterday.

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

Two Weeks on the Road

Left Charlotte two weeks ago headed to Arizona, Utah, and places along the way. Got home yesterday, 16 days, 5,655 miles, 14 states, what a trip!

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The Moose Is Loose! nuvi 760

Coventry, CT

Walktober in the Last Green Valley!

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non-native nutmegger

Was just offered

Nevada as my next assignment, so I'm considering it! Long drive from Fla, gotta update the Garmin shock

Trip to Delaware

For wife's cousin's wedding

Latest Trip

Toronto, Canada

Emerald City... Seattle!

Emerald City... Seattle!

i love my windmill

i love my windmill smile

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

am i

alive?

Leaving Tomorrow

East end of LI, golf trip.

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

Directions

fkeddy wrote:

I was jut offered Nevada as my next assignment, so I'm considering it! Long drive from Fla, gotta update the Garmin

Take I-75 N and turn left at I-10. Turn right at !-25, left at I-40 and right on US93.

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Illiterate? Write for free help.

To our daughter's deer land

To spend a few days in their cabin, spoiling the grandkids ... ok, maybe letting the grandkids spoil me.

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Garmin 205, 260W, 1450LMT, 2460LMT, HEREwego for iPhone ... all still mapping strong.

To the port

Went on the Casino Cruise

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d

Blank Screen.

Wend on a 1440km (900)m) round trip to the Algonquin Park in Northern Ontario. On the way home my Nuvi wend blank every time I pressed the return key. I had to reboot the unit to get it going again. At home I backed everything up and did a factory reset. So far it is working fine. I keep my fingers crossed.

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GPSmap76Cx handheld, Nuvi 2557LMT, Nuvfi 2598LMTHD

Monalua Terrace to Wahiawa

Monalua Terrace to Wahiawa

Roulette

dmauray wrote:

Went on the Casino Cruise

I wa in the Navy, for more than one enlistment. I also know there's been a lot of advancements in ship stabilization. Just how in the world can they have a Roulette table and guarantee that the wheel stays perfectly level and balanced?

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Frank Nuvi 3597LMT 37.322760, -79.511267

What a funny bird .....

a frog am.

Central Mass

to Mt. Washington, NH & local area -> return

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"Primum Non Nocere" 2595LMT Clear Channel and Navteq Traffic

Happy Monday

Happy Monday

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Thanx BiLL Solomon

went to zoo since cold front makes the cats more playful

Could not find split cigarette plug so ran only GPS and not waze on phone.

Roulette

phranc wrote:

I wa in the Navy, for more than one enlistment. I also know there's been a lot of advancements in ship stabilization. Just how in the world can they have a Roulette table and guarantee that the wheel stays perfectly level and balanced?

I don't remember seeing a roulette table other than the electronic ones this time. There were before. In fact I don't remember seeing a lot of games other than cards. Cards is where the money id for the Casino anyway.

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d

Windmill

Checking in.

RT

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

NH to PA

Went from NH to central PA. No issues, only some observations. Noticed how sometimes the GPS said to turn left, rather than keep left, when there was no real left turn only a fork in the road. Other times when there was a fork in the road where it wasn't completely clear whether to keep left or right early on, it didn't say anything at all.
Luckily I can still read road signs and all went well. But it makes me wonder. How would autonomous vehicles handle situations like this? Cut across 4 or 5 lanes last minute like some people, LOL?

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Garmin Nüvi 660 & 3490LMT with ecoRoute HD, Nüvi 855 gone to GPS heaven

Roulette

phranc wrote:
dmauray wrote:

Went on the Casino Cruise

I wa in the Navy, for more than one enlistment. I also know there's been a lot of advancements in ship stabilization. Just how in the world can they have a Roulette table and guarantee that the wheel stays perfectly level and balanced?

I say the same thing about the dice table.

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3790LMT; 2595LMT; 3590LMT, 60LMTHD

MOUNTAINS

I envy you people that lives and travel in the mountains, New England, Carolinas. Especially in the Fall. Here in Texas nothing but cedar trees and mesquite and open pastures.

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3790LMT; 2595LMT; 3590LMT, 60LMTHD

Craps

rthibodaux wrote:
phranc wrote:
dmauray wrote:

Went on the Casino Cruise

I wa in the Navy, for more than one enlistment. I also know there's been a lot of advancements in ship stabilization. Just how in the world can they have a Roulette table and guarantee that the wheel stays perfectly level and balanced?

I say the same thing about the dice table.

Craps would be less susceptible, I would think, since requiring the dice bounce off the table end would reduce any slight movement of the table to be negligible.

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Frank Nuvi 3597LMT 37.322760, -79.511267

Nanaimo

Just got home from long weekend in Nanaimo,

Twin cities

Go to twin city

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Val - Nuvi 785t and Streetpilot C340

Houston

Planning a trip to Houston - about a 5-6 hour trip using back roads - later this week.

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___________________ Garmin 2455, 855, Oregon 550t

B'ham... Bellingham, that is

B'ham... Bellingham, that is

My Last Trip was.....

Washington, DC to Philadelphia, PA.

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

Rob Zombie

Villa Park, IL

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Wait a minute... who am I here?

Panther Creek State Park, East Tennessee

Great horseback trails.

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NUVI40 Kingsport TN
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