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    Went to a citywide garage sale today and found a number of items for GD and a nice Columbia raincoat for me. Was an idyllic day to be outside!

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    Visiting free sites on my vacation, mainly outdoors.

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    Yesterday was the last full day of school, so the cafeteria is no more. Left over yogurt and peach slices free for the taking. I managed four yogurt cups and a bunch of sliced peaches. Will make good snacks and desserts.
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    Went to a protest and offered gas money to the driver but she refused it, saying she was going anyways.

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    Was thinking of getting a plug-in GPS but I made it through my vacation without one. The one I was given 7 or so years ago broke and the program on my phone is a data hog so I don't use it.

    You can always stop at a gas station and ask for directions or ask people walking alongside the road - did each once over the course of the week.

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    DH fixed the liftback on my car--gas struts were broken and he ordered parts in mail replaced them. Yay, DH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yppej View Post
    Was thinking of getting a plug-in GPS but I made it through my vacation without one. The one I was given 7 or so years ago broke and the program on my phone is a data hog so I don't use it.

    You can always stop at a gas station and ask for directions or ask people walking alongside the road - did each once over the course of the week.
    Garmin plug in GPS is totally worth it IMO although I havenít priced them recently. And, you are not always near a gas station or people when you need directions.

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    Fire departments are a good place to get directions. Maps!!!! I just printed out google map directions for our trip to MA- 7 hours...trying to avoid too much traffic, but will use the gps too if I can get her to go the way I want!!! with the Google step by step I think I can program her to do it!
    But we will take maps, too.

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    I love the maps. I have had my phone service conk out so many times, especially here in Maine, and we bought a state gazette, very reassuring.

    I also have a 50 state atlas when I go on trips. And for some reason, three maps of Vermont in my car!! Guess it is wishful thinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tybee View Post
    I love the maps. I have had my phone service conk out so many times, especially here in Maine, and we bought a state gazette, very reassuring.

    I also have a 50 state atlas when I go on trips. And for some reason, three maps of Vermont in my car!! Guess it is wishful thinking.
    We certainly have state maps in the car and a highway atlas at home, consulted but theyíre there as back up to GPS.

    But it is within a city that I really need GPS because you canít get those paper maps easily.My standard process for going to a new place in the St Louis region is:


    1) Look it up on a digital map, And take a screenshot of a couple of views.


    2) Figure out my route, and draw it out on paper with pencil


    3) set my cell phone GPS to the destination


    Using all three methods I usually get there without mishap although itís not unusual for me to get lost at least once on each sojourn.

    When I go to a new place as I did recently in Chicago and Madison, I eyeball the highways which were easy in this case, and then rely entirely on GPS to get me to the specific destination.

    Those paper maths I draw? I have a file of those because they are places I go perhaps no more often than once or twice a year, But they are ongoing.

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