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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Kauai, HI

Just had a short trip here. Used my GPS for most of the trip. It sure is nice having something like that to guide me.

someplace in Hartford, CT

plugged in a street address and voila, I was there!

non-native nutmegger

3000 mile trip with my trusty nuvi 760

San Jose to Colorado Springs to Crested Butte back to San Jose. The unit worked perfectly. Even helped me avoid a nasty 45 traffic delay going through Salt Lake City.

Nuvi 2598 LMT Nuvi 3597 LMT

my last trip

I headed to my local Driver License bureau to renew my driver's license today. I have been in NC for 7 years and my license is good for eight. My Garmin took me right to the office and I got my renewal in short order.

Nuvi 350 - North Carolina - I'm not a native Southerner but I got here as fast as I could!

Had friends down from...

the state of Washington and we used the Garmin to take them all around town. Yes, they hate the heat and wouldn't you know it....three out of the four days they were here we set new max temp records sad The Garmin didn't care what the temp was!

Washington State

Just returned from a week in Tri-Cities, WA. Only in the 90's there; got back to AZ with 113 degree.


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

Headed North

Last week, my wife and I went to visit our granddaughter and parents in Dublin and Sacramento. Had a blast!

115 degrees here yesterday.

115 degrees here yesterday. hot hot hot

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

just local

I've just been using it around town - primarily to take advantage of the real-time traffic avoidance....

"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"

Lacona NY. The tug hill area

Lacona NY. The tug hill area north of Syracuse. The nuvi could only find the carrier route number. I had to download the address from Google maps to the nuvi. Even then I was about 1/2 mile off. Not a problem because I expected it because it was way out in the country.

Nuvi 2460LMT.

Using my Garmin in Europe

We drove from Munich, Germany and then through Austria, and then Italy. We programmed all of our destinations into our Garmin and it took us to each place without a hitch! I was amazed at what a good job it did for us. We put the addresses in Google Maps and then used the feature to send them to the GPS via a usb cable. It was really slick!! It was so much better than renting a car with a GPS. We had everything we needed, up and running within a couple of minutes.
In case you and wondering, it's the Garmin 270.


Roaming around parts of SoCal. Irvine, Newport Beach, Dana Point, San Diego.

Illiterate? Write for free help.

Our last trip with my Nuvi

Our last trip with my Nuvi was last week from Toronto to Ottawa, Montreal, Kingston and then north of Toronto in Muskoka area.
Nuvi was big help to find places of interest everywhere. It helped me big time to drive in Quebec where all road signs including constructions were in French. I blindly followed my NUVI because I had no idea what was written on road signs.

Iphone XR, Drivesmart 61,Nuvicam, Nuvi3597

Last two trips

My last trip might not count. There was a big wreck on the two lane highway I have to take to get to work. I turned around when it became clear it would not be cleaned up quickly and headed away after punching into the nuvi on the dash that I wanted to go to work. If stopped telling me to go back on the road with the wreck after a few miles and helped me find back roads so I could get to work.

Last week I went to Akron, Ohio for the first time. The nuvi helped me find each location I needed to go to without any significant issues. I took the 885t out of my bimmer and used it on a portable mount I have ready to go for these trips. No issues.


GPS Usage

Just got a 2620 from a friend that had lost the D/C cord. I've been driving around using the cord from my 2610, and actually enjoying the non-updated mapping.



I have several V's which I have acquired through the years, and believe it or not, if the V was able to take a micro SD and updated maps or something along those lines I would truly NEVER own another unit. I love my V.


Headed out tomorrow...

on a 6 week cross country journey from NV to PA/NY and back. Hope to ride the Fall colors, that is if Irene left any leaves of the trees smile

GPS only, no maps!

Lucky Freddy

FreddyP wrote:

on a 6 week cross country journey from NV to PA/NY and back. Hope to ride the Fall colors, that is if Irene left any leaves of the trees smile

GPS only, no maps!

Sounds great

1490LMT 1450LMT 295w

Crested Butte, CO to San Jose CA

with my nuvi 760. Still working great.

Nuvi 2598 LMT Nuvi 3597 LMT

Good use of GPS

Took it with us last week just out of a gut feeling. My wife had to use it the next couple of days to find her way to and from the VA Hospital, in Palo Alto. It seems I wanted to take a week vacation there. Mama, didn't think to highly of my plans, but what the heck.

Current Location

Lube-Guy wrote:
myblubu wrote:

Just local driving. But the area approved many new Speed Cameras and they seem to be popping up all over the place. I need to figure out how to get the GPS coordinates on my Nuvi 765T so I can upload them to the redlight camera area.

If you press on the vehicle icon when at the location, does it give you the coordinates?

That works! Thanks!

Now I can get the locations of all the new Redlight and speed cameras the city just installed and update the Redlight camera database!

Garmin c340, Nuvi 350, Nuvi 765T, Nuvi 2360LMT

gps windmill

My last trip was fishing on Lake Simcoe found a good spot and marked it on the GPS.

Our latest Trip

Hi...first time here... We just took a trip from Pierceton, IN. to Advance, NC.. Went off w/o a hitch. Did it on Mapsource on my PC, tweaked it and then DL to my Nuvi 465T... Next BIG trip will be from NC to FL... then out to CA...

Happy Trails..

Thank You Happy & Safe Travels PJGMIG Nuvi 2598LMTHD

Take the cog up Mt.

Take the cog up Mt. Washington!

welcome aboard

PJGMIG wrote:

Hi...first time here... We just took a trip from Pierceton, IN. to Advance, NC.. Went off w/o a hitch. Did it on Mapsource on my PC, tweaked it and then DL to my Nuvi 465T... Next BIG trip will be from NC to FL... then out to CA...

Happy Trails..

glad to have you.

As far as directions from FL to CA, you don't really need a GPS until you reach CA. Head N on either I-75 or I-95, turn left @ I-10 and then turn on the GPS at Yuma, AZ.

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This week work took me to the interior of B.C. The trip was great except for the three hour delay on the highway. A logging truck rolled and forced the highway to close for three hours or so. No cell service, no internet, nothing but trees and mountains... and a tonne of travellers parked on the highway passing time. By the time I got through there was about 8 KM's worth of traffic backed up in the other direction. Luckily there were no other vehicles involved, just the truck driver who got taken to hospital. Hope he makes it okay.

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