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Sunday, October 18, 2009


My Garmin GPS tells be whether my exit is from the left or right lanes. It also shows whether my upcomming turns are right or left. I find it to be a great help.

Howard, like Ken, we've had good luck w/ our Garmin GPS. A couple of times it's taken us the where a restaurant or motel was before it was razed and moved, but other than that we've found it trustworthy.

And, on multi lane roads it usually tells us a mile in advance whether the exit ramp is to the left or the right.

Looks like your new spot may have some "it" factor.


Ken, Howard's problem is that HIS gps is in the Jeep, with his WIFE! and both need to be in the truck with him MINUS the walkie talkie... with him towing the Jeep.

And this white knuckling things has to stop, it robs oxygen to the brain 'cuz knuckles aren't the only things puckered up. :)

Howard, 70 miles off course.... and it wasn't a short cut.

I love my Garmin. Yes, she does occasionally steer us wrong, but only rarely.

We change the setting to "bus" when we're driving the motorhome and "car" when driving the car. That way she won't take us on a path the motorhome wouldn't like.

You should try to use yours more and you'll probably learn to love it too! I think our "Jane" gives us much more help that the occasional mistake she makes!

Welcome to my back yard. I actually live about 5 minutes from the entrance. Hope you enjoy your stay. Huntsvile has a few free tourist items that might be fun to check out. The Texas Renaissance Festival is going on in Plantersville and if possible it's a all day fun event that I highly recommend. (http://www.texrenfest.com/).
Send out a yell if you need anything.

Shoot, my Garmin only gives me the option of auto, bike or ped...thought I just found a "cure" with the bus mode. But not to be. And mine is a 800 series which is relatively new.

We have a love/hate relationship with our Garmin and it has sent us to wrong places. But overall, it has been more help than not. Much easier than doing a map and the best is if "we" screw up; it will recalculate and send us on our way.

When driving through a city with the large overhead signs, watch for the exit number panel mounted on top of the sign. A little known rule is that the exit number panel must be mounted on the same side as the upcoming ramp; e.g., left exit number panel will be mounted on the top of the sign aligned with the left side of the panel and vice versa. Sometimes this provides a bit more forewarning so that you can get to the right side of the freeway.

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