Keeping The Windmill Alive - Your Last Trip? – February 2016


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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Too tired to move...

Oh Happy Day

Oh happy Day

Nowhere Special

Just around town...

The Moose Is Loose! nuvi 760

San Jose to SF.

Came up here for the weekend. Gps worked great for skirting some traffic.

Nuvi 760 Nuvi 2598 LMT Nuvi 3597 LMT Garmin Streetpilot Onboard for iPhone

i love my windmill

i love my windmill smile

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

Newbie with the nuvi 2589

Hi spider_elloitt:

Have my 2589 for half a month now. Just discovered POI factory and joined yesterday. Today, figured out how to load POI's from this site to the nuvi. I suppose you've already figured out that you need Extra POI Editor. Discovered that Garmin BaseCamp will export CSV files, but won't import them; how rude! Extra POI Editor let me convert the rest areas POI file from csv to gpx format, which BaseCamp accepts. However, 2664 waypoints is way too much to load, so took a subset of those in NC since that's the state where I live. Discovered that BaseCamp allows a group edit, so changed icon to rest area and set the category field to "Rest Areas" on all of the points, then loaded them to the nuvi 2589. After testing it out, it all looks good.

But here's a "quibble" about the 2589: if you search categories for "Rest Areas", it only shows the ones in the pre-loaded maps, NOT the ones that you might add to the "saved" area. So if you're on a ride and want to find all nearby rest areas, you might have to search TWICE: once in Categories / Rest Areas, and again in Saved / Rest Areas. Hopefully, Garmin will address this issue in a future software update.

Have you any "quibbles", observations, etc with your 2589?

Take care,


(a.k.a. Sam in Durham, NC)

Touring the Delta

in Mississippi.

Nowhere recently, it's

Nowhere recently, it's February!

The Couch


Wait a minute... who am I here?

Big Chill Poker Run

There didn't appear to be that many people doing the run but it was fun anyway.


Mt. Airy Casino - PA

Actually won $ for a change!

Garmin: GPSIII / StreetPilot / StreetPilot Color Map / StreetPilot III / StreetPilot 2610 / GPSMAP60CSx / Nuvi 770 / Nuvi 765T / Nuvi 3490LMT * Pioneer: AVIC-80 / N3 / X950BH

My Last Trip was...

Washington, DC to Akron, OH.

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

Joshua Tree

Drove from AZ to Joshua Tree

Larry - Nuvi 680, Nuvi 1690, Nuvi 2797LMT

Updating the POIs today...

getting ready for a trip to Tempe, AZ this week smile

getting ready

to drive to FL

-Garmin Nuvi 760 & 765T-

used it to get to the trailhead

...then a good 6 hours of horseback riding. Needed that tune-up.

NUVI40 Kingsport TN


so much for these over rated elections...


You can walk a horse to water, but a pencil has to be led.

Just took a trip to Paris...

...Kentucky, that is, to see my uncle. First trip I have taken since the most recent map update. Everything worked fine. I did notice some improvements in the update.

It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible. ----George Washington


mindgames wrote:

Have my 2589 for half a month now. Just discovered POI factory and joined yesterday.

Welcome aboard, Sam! I'm just down the road in Charlotte these days.

The Moose Is Loose! nuvi 760

Brooks and Dunn, Reba .....

coming up soon.

chased a croquet ball

around the backyard...


Went to Coombs for a drive

Last trip

To the hospital to see my new grandson


ZZZZzzzz ZZZZzzzz ZZZZzzzz

Never argue with a pig. It makes you look foolish and it anoys the hell out of the pig!


Go to work

Val - Nuvi 785t and Streetpilot C340



GPSmap76Cx handheld, Nuvi 2557LMT, Nuvfi 2598LMTHD


for a new tow vehicle. I'd rather take a beating

Nuvi 3590 and RV760

Have a great week all

Have a great week all

Made the trip...

over to Tempe to see the cousin. Great trip so far!

Driving in Freezing Rain

Just driving around in freezing rain. sad

Have a great weekend everyone.




To see son.


taking it easy.

alternate route

Going home via an alternate route when the freeway was closed.

nüvi 750 & 760


GPS + Traffic worked great today to avoid several big traffic jams on the Interstate.

San Jose to Saint Helena in the Napa Valley

So beautiful in the Napa Valley at this time of the year.

Nuvi 760 Nuvi 2598 LMT Nuvi 3597 LMT Garmin Streetpilot Onboard for iPhone

Winter is back

Winter is back

RNS-510 OEM VW Navi



Thanx BiLL Solomon

might be time

for another long road trip, just can't figure out in which direction.. rolleyes



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



non-native nutmegger

Quick 1800 mile Round Trip

From Zelienople PA to Eden Prairie MN. The ol' nuvi 1450 with the large screen still working great everyday at work and for this 2 day trip. Making a route works best because it will recalculate different routes around Chicago every time you get off the highway for food or gas.

Harley BOOM GTS, Zumo 665, (2) Nuvi 765Ts, 1450LMT, 1350LM & others | 2019 Harley Ultra Limited Shrine - Peace Officer Dark Blue


Nice warm day.


Last Trip

Just got back from Tyson Corner, Virginia

Made the return trip...

back home after a great visit with cousins. The Nuvi worked perfectly!

love them

oldpal wrote:

... to get a YETI tumbler.

Those things are great. Filled one with ice and sat it in my car all day to see how much would melt. After 10 hours still had 3/4 of the ice. Temp outside was about 59 for the high.


To see an old friend.

The Moose Is Loose! nuvi 760

So cal

Use gps heavily around la and San Diego

To a pancake breakfast

My wife and I went to West Geauga High School in Chesterland this morning for a pancake breakfast. Every year for the last 60 years, the Kiwanis serve pancake breakfasts for the four Sundays leading up to Easter and today was the first one of 2016. What made today's breakfast special for my wife and I was the fact that today made 50 CONSECUTIVE years of us going. We went for the first time in 1967 and haven't missed a year since. We don't go every Sunday, but we do go at least once a year.
What made is really special was that unbeknownst to us, our kids were waiting for us there with a huge banner commemorating our visit, and when we walked into the school our kids and about 40 other people were there to cheer us on. It was pretty cool.
The president of the local chapter of the Kiwanis even took a couple of pictures for the local paper and comped us the meal. It was a special time.


Phil in Mentor, Ohio -- Garmin Nuvi 1450

nothing special

Backyard mahjong tournament.

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