Keeping the Windmill Alive - Where was your last trip with your GPS?

 

If anyone is in danger of losing their windmill, maybe you can share with us the last place your GPS took you and if you encountered any problems, or if you use it to seek out special places to go. (Like Thai Food, ice cream shoppes, etc.) Anything to keep your windmill alive smile.

This isn't my last trip, but I thought I'd share this.

My sister and her husband just got back from England and Scotland. Before they left they purchased a Nuvi 270. She said it saved their marriage.

With absolute accuracy, it took them down old dirt wagon roads and goat paths until they reached their destination - an old English cottage in the middle of no where that belonged to an old aunt. I saw the pictures of these four ft. wide dirt roads and was amazed that a GPS even knew they existed.

The GPS also was a big help in city driving as well.
After much debate, they were truly happy with their decision to buy it for this trip. She said the could have rented one for $20 a day out there and they stayed 20 days. Considering they paid $400 for it here in the US, it paid for itself. My sister said that if she never used it again, she got her monies worth!
(Being a golfer and a motorcycist, I'm sure she'll be using it again, and again.)

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new trip

Just sent 30 days in Hawaii used my 650 every day worked like a charm. no only on the roads but finding many places to eat and things to do sure saved a lot of time and gas. And best of all got my wife to all the shopping areas

'nuther trip

Going to use my Garmin to navigate from Tennessee through Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, and into Minnesota to go to the Mall of America.

Gotta load new POI's, onto my SD card and update what I've got on there as well.

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Nuvi 660 owner.

To Cincinnati and back...

This past weekend my nuvi 760 and I drove to Wilmore, KY to visit my parents on Friday night. Saturday I got up and continued my trip to Cincy. There I stayed with my cousin & her family. We were up very early Sunday and headed downtown. There, equipped with my Garmin Forerunner 305, I ran in the Flying Pig marathon, completing my 4th race at that distance.

The race wasn't what I had hoped. I finished in just under 5 hours and I was hoping for closer to 4:30, if not under that. But, it just wasn't my day.

After the race, I enjoyed some well deserved beer & barbecue while listening to a good band. Then, back to my cousin's for a shower and back on the road. Let me just say a 7 hour drive after running 26.2 miles isn't the most fun I've ever had, especially since it rained the entire way home. However, I wanted to get back, there's just something about sleeping in your own bed that can't be matched. My nuvi got me home without a hitch.

Convert

A friend rented a car with GPS and was so impressed that she bought one as soon as she got home. She's using backroads, shortcuts and scenic routes now.

Last trip

My last big trip with gps was in Southern Europe and I can tell you that was a pleasure, special in Portugal where the roads have different names on the same stretch of road.

My next is from Southern Ontario to Florida along I-75.

I am looking for speed traps to download to my Garmin 670 to save me from the Smokey the Bear.
I don`t intend to speed, but it is a good idea to know where are the spots Smokey the Bear usually stands.

laugh out loud idea

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Gps! ask where to go and get there! Best of all, what we need is to have accurate pois to reach all destinations

I usually set my cruise

Falcao wrote:

My next is from Southern Ontario to Florida along I-75.

I am looking for speed traps to download to my Garmin 670 to save me from the Smokey the Bear.
I don`t intend to speed, but it is a good idea to know where are the spots Smokey the Bear usually stands. laugh out loud idea

I usually set my cruise to do about 3 to 5 over the posted limit. No tickets.

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ɐ‾nsǝɹ Just one click away from the end of the Internet

NY - Philly

NY to Philly - quickest, and return - scenic - GPS made it a real nice trip!

Every day is a POI check day

It's POI checks every day to work & back for me; I try to take new undiscovered ways to work to learn where everthing is located in surrounding neighborhoods. I never get lost, but sometimes I'm fashionably late to work.

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TomTom One 125, One 140S, Via 1500 and iPhone TomTom App

Cool Amphibious Vehicles

http://terrawind.com/index.html Scroll down the site to see some interesting vehicles.

If the traffic gets too bad, go by water!

Wonder if the GPS units will accept POI's that go through rivers and lakes?

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Originator of Keeping Your Windmill Alive. Live in MA & have a cooking website. 6 yr. member. http://kitchentoysmakecookingfun.blogspot.com/

Cruise control Not bad idea

Cruise control is not a bad idea.

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Gps! ask where to go and get there! Best of all, what we need is to have accurate pois to reach all destinations

Thanks CherylMASS

CherylMASS wrote:

http://terrawind.com/index.html Scroll down the site to see some interesting vehicles.

If the traffic gets too bad, go by water!

Wonder if the GPS units will accept POI's that go through rivers and lakes?

Very cool. Good point about waterway navigation. Have not encountered that during my travels with the Garmin yet. I guess ferry travel probably generates some confusion.

Gone!

My employer just recently blocked access to POI Factory so I am unable to post during my lunchtime. I was also on a business trip for 2 weeks and I lost my windmill sad

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JRoz -- DriveSmart 55 & Traffic

Tucson

I routinely go on business trips to Tucson. Since I-10 is the quickest way between the Valley and Tucson, you don't really need to use your GPSr. But once you get in Tucson, having the camera locations can be very handy! grin

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Nuvi 2597 / Nuvi 2595 / Nuvi 680 / Nuvi 650 "Good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgment."

Uses for my Garmin Nuvi

I have been using my new Garmin Nuvi 755T going back and forth to work. Even though I know where I'm going I use it for the traffic information it gives me.

My family and I are going on vacation starting Saturday May 16th. We're going to the Richmond, VA, Petersburg, VA area. I'm a bit of Civil War buff. On the way down we're going to stop at Arlington National Cemetery. I have the route already planned out on my GPS.

One little trick I found when planning your routes and wanting to avoid areas is to find the latitude/longitude for the highway you want to travel on instead (I used MS Street & Street but you can also get it from Google), add the coordinates as a favorite, then when mapping a route, enter it was a via point. I have the coordinate for the Tappan Zee Bridge in NY and then the Coordinate for I-83 North. Just using those two points helped me avoid NYC and then driving from north to south in NJ, both of which I always try to avoid.

last trip

I recently returned home from florida,1350 mi. I just can't imagine traveling without my nuvi. The poi alerts are great; if nothing else , they keep me awake!

gus b

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augie billitier I2,c330,660

need to upgrade

Time has come to upgrade to a better unit. My toy Geko has served me well but it's really for hikers, not driving.

CA/NV desert

Last trip started in Las Vegas, drove south on US95 towards Needles, then took old US 66 across desert to Barstow. On the return trip to LV, I took a detour up US 395, then drove across Death Valley to Beatty, NV, and finally down US 95 back to Vegas.

San Diego County

Rode around San Diego local area on my motorcycle. nuvi 550 on the handlebars in map mode. Temps in the 70's and clear - great ride.

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Steve

Another Road Trip

We traveled through TN, GA, AL, and MS.

Atlanta to Miami

Drove from Atlanta to Miami on the new Nuvi 265wt.

95 North

DC to Boston with my Garmin NUVI 660 and it worked great. The built-in blue tooth speaker phone in fantastic.

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

KCMO

Here in Kansas city...

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It's those changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes nothing remains quite the same. With all of our running and all of our cunning, If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane.

Seattle for a conference

Most recent trip for me was in Seattle with my 60csx. No time for geocaching, but it still worked fine to get me from the airport to the hotel, plus around town.

New Mexico, came in PERFECT

New Mexico, came in PERFECT handy

Back in Colorado

And working just fine!!

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It's those changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes nothing remains quite the same. With all of our running and all of our cunning, If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane.

Old Town Sacramento where I

Old Town Sacramento where I got sick from the lousy air....OH YAY!

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Your Portion Of Light Whether you are a brilliant flame or but a tiny spark matters not-for the world needs whatever portion of light is yours to give.

panama city

panama city

Last Trip

It was a cruise to the Far East through out the Yellow Sea. No streets were shown in the cities, but it did show the main routes in and out. On the water, it always showed how far we was from land. It was interesting, but not enough to take, and keep up with it again.

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Garmin 660

Boston

With new map it seems to be very accurate.

Last Trip

Flew into Chicago, drove down to South Bend and Terre Haute.

Nuvi360

Quick trip

Taking a quick trip to Nashville, TN for the ATOASTTOTENNESSEE.COM Wine Festival. 20 Tennessee wineries will be attending. Also going to Trader Joes, Dave and Busters, and Opry Mills mall.

Also, going to test out making a POI into a TourGuide to see if it works. If it does, then I'll make some bigger changes for a longer trip later this month.

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Nuvi 660 owner.

I drove from Chicago to

I drove from Chicago to Orlando, all the while depending on my GPS to find interesting stops along the route. We got there and back again without any unpleasant events to speak of.

Speed Trap on 101 in CA

While driving on Hwy 101 through King City, CA, many times in the past weeks, I noticed north-bound CHP were using radar to stop south-bound motorists exceeding the permissible 70mph speed. They would clock the offending vehicles and then make an U-turn through the open highway divider to ticket the drivers. The 70mph zone extends all the way south to the city of San Miguel. Set your GPS for safe driving when you are in the area!

To Hear the Prez

To Tempe to hear President Obama speak at the ASU Commencement. Our Nuvi 360 kept going off like jingle bells! Seems like every other intersection in Mesa/Tempe has speed or red light cameras in place. POI file is gold, gold, I tell you!

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"The true measure of persons is how they treat someone who can do them absolutely no good." - Samuel Johnson

From San Jose to

St. Helena in the heart of the Napa Valley.

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Nuvi 2598 LMT Nuvi 3597 LMT

RE: Cool Amphibious Vehicles

CherylMASS wrote:

http://terrawind.com/index.html Scroll down the site to see some interesting vehicles.

If the traffic gets too bad, go by water!

Wonder if the GPS units will accept POI's that go through rivers and lakes?

Not sure if you can enter a POI through rivers and lakes but it was funny to watch the GPS as I was driving over a new section of roadway in Providence, RI that wasn't on the map yet but went over the Providence River. I'm glad I had the Black Pearl for my vehicle icon. LOL

Rhino Linings...

in Bloomfield, CT.....

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non-native nutmegger

I used mine all week while

I used mine all week while on business in Michigan. From Grand Rapids to Flint to Detroit. I love the features of my new 765T. The lane assist, junction view and speed limit indicator were a nice addition over my older StreetPilot.

Paul

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Get Garmin or Get Lost

RI construction.... changes to maps...

placroix57 wrote:
CherylMASS wrote:

http://terrawind.com/index.html Scroll down the site to see some interesting vehicles.

If the traffic gets too bad, go by water!

Wonder if the GPS units will accept POI's that go through rivers and lakes?

Not sure if you can enter a POI through rivers and lakes but it was funny to watch the GPS as I was driving over a new section of roadway in Providence, RI that wasn't on the map yet but went over the Providence River. I'm glad I had the Black Pearl for my vehicle icon. LOL

Did you happen to notice that the all that new road construction is NOT in the 2010.1 maps eithe but it has been in both the on-line Google and Yahoo maps for quite some time now WHICH USE NAVTEQ 2009 DATA !!!

C'mon Garmin, get with the program !!!

Just as an aside from an earlier post. The GPS actually does a good job of using ferries. Try a route sometime from somewhere in MA or RI to Oak Bluffs on Marthas Vinyard.

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Frank, MA.

3800 down

On day 14 of our 27 day trip. 3800 miles down out of my estimated 7000 miles, 8 states driven through out of our 24.
Visited with old Navy friend, who I hadn't seen in 51 years, in LA. Visited Alamogordo, NM, Tombstone, AZ,Sedona & Jerome, AZ.
Jack has been perfect in his directions. Have picked up a few new Rest Areas and Turnouts for the Rest Areas Combined file and a couple closures.

A day here in Olathe, KS (can actually see the Garmin factory from my motel - not the reason for visit) - then "On the Road Again".

Next extended (4 day) stop will be in NH !

Back home again in FL on the 29th after a visit to Colonial Williamsburg, VA and the Wright Bros. Museum in Kill Devil, NC.

Having fun !

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MrKenFL- "Money can't buy you happiness .. But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery." NUVI 260, Nuvi 1490LMT & Nuvi 2595LMT all with 2014.4 maps !

Last Trip

Daily for work; cross country travel as well.

Still working in the yard--

Still working in the yard-- only another week to go. Then the clean-up and planting-- 2 acres of overgrown stuff! I need a rest.

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NUVI 680, NUVI 5000, MS S&T,

Road trip

MrKenFL wrote:

On day 14 of our 27 day trip. 3800 miles down out of my estimated 7000 miles, 8 states driven through out of our 24.
Visited with old Navy friend, who I hadn't seen in 51 years, in LA. Visited Alamogordo, NM, Tombstone, AZ,Sedona & Jerome, AZ.
Jack has been perfect in his directions. Have picked up a few new Rest Areas and Turnouts for the Rest Areas Combined file and a couple closures.

A day here in Olathe, KS (can actually see the Garmin factory from my motel - not the reason for visit) - then "On the Road Again".

Next extended (4 day) stop will be in NH !

Back home again in FL on the 29th after a visit to Colonial Williamsburg, VA and the Wright Bros. Museum in Kill Devil, NC.

Having fun !

Sounds like you are having fun.Hope to be on the road in June for Utah and maybe Las Vegas myself.When you get to Williamsburg you will be close to my location.We can get there in about a hour.It is a good day trip.Don't forget the Cracker Barrel there.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. MapFactor - Offline Maps & GPS.

Last trip Cleveland to Hartsville, SC

Had a great trip. Got to see my granddaughter and the Nascar races at Darlington. While I know the route by heart, the GPSr did help me while traveling through Virginia.

They are doing maintenance on one of the tunnels on I-77. We saw a large backup as we were about 3-4 miles away. We were right at an exit. I have gotten quite comfortable about just taking the exit, stopping at the end of the ramp and studying what my GPS says about the road ahead. It showed me a good route to the next exit. The next exit was right before the tunnel which it turns out was down to one lane. I was easily able to merge into traffic and probably saved about 20 minutes.

Leaving for Germany today

Flying to Germany for 2 weeks today. Taking my GPS with me. Hopefully the captain will allow me to cut it on when we reach cruise altitude.

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Garmin Zumo550

Went to see mom for Mother's Day

Sure, I don't need the GPS to find mom's place, but it is definitely nice to punch up the bluetooth, call her, and look in the corner and say "I'll be there at 5:19".

Q

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Galaxy NoteII, nüvi® 680

Ottawa to Higley Flow SP

Our 760 took us to Higley Flow State Park in NY last weekend. Higley Flow is at the NW border of the Adirondack Park Preserve, about 10 miles SSW of Potsdam. We've been there once before and were happy to be back, even in the rain and cold.

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nüvi 760 (http://jdbeastlet.googlepages.com)

Canadian Tire in Leamington

I didn't have to go far but I wanted to see how the Nuvi 360 would handle the 5 corners intersection (It's shaped like a star). Man that intersection is messed up. Tim Horton's has it's own traffic light. Anyways, it did fine. Handled it like a pro.

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Jesus died for your sins. If you don't sin, Jesus died for nothing.

1000

Congrats CherylMass! With your original posting and those that follow, you should have 1,000 in this thread--fantastic inspiration!

Oh, by the way my most recent trip was to Taho, Taho Ski Valley, and the enchanted circle in NM. What a lovely weekend. My 660 helped me avoid the congested "main drag" like a local.

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"It's not where you start, but where you end up." Where am I and what am I doing in this hand basket?

Just returned from Vanc - BC

Just returned from Vanc - BC / Pac N/W...No problems other than lack of Sun...smile

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