Keeping The Windmill Alive - Your Last Trip? – September 2017


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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Going for the first entry of the month twice in a row badge!


Nice motorcycle ride on the (locally) famous "Sugarloaf Mountain" tour through Howey in the of the few places in Florida that have large changes in elevation - broad vistas, and lots of well-paved curvy roads. Watch out for bicyclists though, especially on the blind curves.

Starts in Apopka (route 441 - west on 448, south on 451. Lots of options to return, or go back on route 50)

"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"



Nuvi 660, 2555LMT

2 weeks in O'ahu

Put 660mi on rental car did all the highways H-1, H-2 H-3 and most of the county roads, stopped at the tourist attractions and got in a little Geocaching! we had a great time!!

Larry W6CTQ



Its a beautiful Sunday

Its a beautiful Sunday morning.

Iphone XR, Drivesmart 61,Nuvicam, Nuvi3597

San Jose to Colorado Springs

Lovely two day 1300 mile trip through southern Utah and then the Rockies in Colorado.

Nuvi 2598 LMT Nuvi 3597 LMT

Atlantic City

We'll try our luck there, then maybe head over to Philly Sugar House Casino

New Mexico

Out of the gas panic stricken North Texas to New Mexico. No problems with gas once we left Fort Worth.

Shooter N32 39 W97 25 VIA 1535TM, Lexus built-in, TomTom Go

hung out at the house

This week, I'll still be working from the house until the electricians come by the office to repair/replace the electrical stuff (transformers, etc.) that took a five foot deep swim on the first floor (aka Harvey). In any case, I didn't have to worry about places being short on gas since I used very little.

Hope you had a nice day off


Down the 5

Down the 5

In search of the nearest

In search of the nearest shade! Heat records falling like bowling pins.


Back 2 work. sad

Labor Day Cookout

Had a cookout with friends yesterday and had only been to their house while following someone else from a different direction. Veronica (Garmin 2589) showed us a backway there through a housing development. Thought I could find our way home after dark and got lost in cul de sac hell and had to ask Veronica for help to get out.


driving around northeast Iowa taking my son on a photography expedition.

TomTom built in and Garmin Nuvi 1490T. Eastern Iowa, formerly Southern California "You can check out any time you like...but you can never leave."

Sin city ....

Here we come !!!


Dropping off son at school. Another school year ahead.


Trip to Toronto Zoo.


Wednesday already.

Wednesday already.

I never get lost, but I do explore new territory every now and then.

New Buffalo, MI

Weekend getaway.

Wait a minute... who am I here?


They say she is coming this way. Getting ready.


Short trips sightseeing....

around Newport, WA. Great time visiting friends!


Not planning anything.


Honda dealer for a recall.

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


I sure hope Irma Slows way down soon...

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

Birmingham, AL

Love the combo of GPS and smartphone! Straight and safely to my destination and back home again!

Garmin nüvi 3597LMTHD, 3760 LMT, & 255LMT, - "Those who wish for fairness without first protecting freedom will end up with neither freedom nor fairness." - Milton Friedman


safe trips to all!

Last trip was when I moved

Last trip was when I moved from Chicago back to Cincinnati! GPS was a big help, as was nav in car and cell phone maps.

Home Depot

Went to Home Depot to catch some of the Labor Day sale.


stay safe




Nuvi 660, 2555LMT


It's 909. Tomorrow is One After 909. At least that's what my baby tells me.

Work trip

Finding my way back to the airport after a client meeting.

I need a GPS to make sure I get to "The Windmill" forum instead of "Chit Chat."

I greatly appreciate

this forum. Thank you!

Out of

the way of Hurricane Irma!!!



Go anywhere!

non-native nutmegger

On the Parkway

Went up to the Blue Ridge Parkway for some night photography. We thought we might see the Northern Lights, but got some good shots of the Milky Way.

The Moose Is Loose! nuvi 760

Back from trip so...

it will just be short trips around town.

Tour of Honor

Banquet time next weekend - Looking forward to visiting with fellow ToH riders in Cripple Creek, Co

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

ran down to Galveston for the day Saturday

Had to take a wide detour way east of Houston to avoid the traffic. They're doing construction on the interstate and closing several lanes. Add to that accidents and it would be a mess to go the "straight route". At least the tollways were free because of the flooding. On the west end of HOU, they were still full of water.

This Week

It's Arizona!

Shooter N32 39 W97 25 VIA 1535TM, Lexus built-in, TomTom Go

Been to

Yellowstone NP - awesome sights

My Next Trip is.......

Washington, DC to Atlanta and back

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

Just a little jaunt down to

Just a little jaunt down to the states, about 500km+ round trip for some items my wife needed to have and we had to hit up a certain store that we could only reserve at.

Local car dealer.

Local car dealer. Interesting playing with the builtin GPS in the loaner - but I bet it costs a fortune to update the maps.


Trip to a Arby's.



Steak bagel. Mmmm.

Wait a minute... who am I here?


gpsaccount wrote:

Local car dealer. Interesting playing with the builtin GPS in the loaner - but I bet it costs a fortune to update the maps.

They run anywhere from $100 to $200 and even higher for some high end luxury cars. You can usually find a used one on eBay, then resell it.

Frank DriveSmart55 37.322760, -79.511267

Bay to Beach Club Ride

Took a drive with 9 other Miata's taking back roads from Cambridge, MD (on the Chesapeake Bay) to Ocean City, MD (on the Atlantic Ocean). Very pleasant weather and a scenic ride.

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