just got back from a wonderful trip, through north, south dakota, wyoming, montana, idaho and back to washington. first time every using the gps. loved being able to check on old hi-ways and frontage roads. you can see sooooo much. the poi's i got from here was also a big help at sightseeing. Helenea
Just got back from a great resort. The cabins have wrap around porch with a spectacular view of the White River. If you like to fish this is a must do place. If you like to take your family to experence nature it is awesome. If you're useing a GPS beware. My Garmin 1450 shows Spider Creek Resort as being about 10 feet down the wrong leg of a fork in the road.
The GPS is great at finding shortcuts, but can lead you down the proverbial path.
Twice we were bitten last summer in Colorado. I should mention we drive a 26' Class C RV, pulling a Mini Cooper for a total length of about 43'.
We are on our first trip to the Hill Country of Texas, Fredericksburg to be exact. After spending a day in town, we decided to stop at the grocery store to pick up some supplies on our way back to the RV.
I've been visiting that area for 50 years. On my last visit I decided to take a computer-generated route to locate a relative in town. See the area around here: N44.740695°
I visited 8 Nov 2010 (actually 2009), and arrived at 8 pm. My last visit had been 1976. I was guided by GPS and SA 2009, but they didn't help much. The streets were not as SA indicated, and the directional signs were not very readable. The printed maps at Mather Campground were more useful than SA's map to locate a campsite the first time.
A lynx that was captured in Canada and released in Colorado in 2003 has traveled 2000 kM to get home. It took him 7 years to get there, but he did it without a GPS. If only we had that ability.
Mind you, if we did, thousands of people would be out of work, since no one would be making GPS' and this great forum wouldn't exist.
You have to love your GPS.
Edit: Miss POI added proper link
Any good POI's for the Phoenix via I-8 to San Diego (and back) route?
Any needed that I should capture?
Any good POI's for the San Diego area?
We did it 2 years ago in reverse and a slightly different route in 23 days. Lots of stops for enjoyment. This time it will be a 13 day trip, and with an end goal in mind, so a much faster trip.
When trying to connect to this link:
I got the message " You are not authorized to acces this page".
What's the deal ?
If anyone is traveling to Nebraska, you may want to check out this website:
There is a "downloadable" spreadsheet with coordinates of various stops along the Nebraska Byways.
There's a lot more to Nebraska than just corn fields.
I finally took my Nuvi 1390 T on its first real voyage since I got it a couple of weeks ago. I landed in Austin TX and drove to San Antonio TX. If you’ve never had the pleasure of driving on Texas Interstate it’s an experience.
Hindsight is 20/20, but I'd be awfully suspicious of a route that takes me on Forest Service roads unless I'm really trying to go into the forest.
Live in south louisiana and will be traveling west this summer toward southern california then up the coast...POI along the way would be great
... i need a carrrrrrrr!!!!! =/
Since the recent terrorist attack in December, they have added additional security measures, and we should all feel safer flying.
My wife, and daughter, just flew to Dallas last week, and returned Monday. The had the regular security checks and they was allowed to board the plane without any additional checks.
I just completed a trip from Chicago to Orlando and back with my Garmin Nuvi 1490t.
OK I'll make the sacrifice. I'll take the next three months to check out and test some of the POIs I've been working so hard to get into my Garmin. It won't be easy but it will be warm We're starting for Florida tomorrow and will be camping on the way down and here and there through out the state. We may even do some exploring westward.
I recently got the 465t Garmin and am wondering what format it uses. the CSV or GPX format. Also how do I add custom poi's i download off this site, it wont download. I am trying to get a list of cat scale locations. Thats one thing the 465t doesn't have or at least I haven't found it on the unit.
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