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Old 12-23-2007, 06:01 AM   #81
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I'm not familiar with Streets and Trips but with Street Atlas I can go into preferences and change which format is used.
 
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Old 12-23-2007, 06:02 AM   #82
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I'm not familiar with Streets and Trips but with Street Atlas I can go into preferences and change which format is used.
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Old 12-25-2007, 07:24 AM   #83
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I've traveled over most of this country, Spain, Portugal, Algeria and even to the end of the Aleutian chain. I always know where I am and where I'm going. Since I'm not where I want to go I don't have to worry because I'm not there yet. I know where I am because I'm still there. If I'm still there and I know where I want to go---- Do I use GPS, a compass, map, guiding star, dead reckoning, OR, just wander aimlessly until I find this place where I want to go? Then, there I am!
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Old 12-25-2007, 08:57 AM   #84
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billaero1

Yep, you'll be there.

Welcome to Quartzsite. Everyone eventually ends up there.

Only 25 more days until the "Circling of the MONTANAS" at Quartzsite!!!
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Old 12-25-2007, 09:57 AM   #85
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Bill, living most of my life now in the west, Nevada to be specific, a GPS has been at most a toy. There aren't that many roads, and a glance at the horizon and the sun (or moon) pretty much tell me where I am and what direction to travel. I've never been lost, but I've misplaced the rest of the world more than once (and mostly haven't missed it). I've been able to get where I am now, and I'm pretty happy with that.

The GPS doesn't eliminate the need to plan your trip or know what to do when it's destination doesn't turn out to be yours. I'm looking forward to doing some geocaching when we're in Quartzsite, though.

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Old 12-25-2007, 12:02 PM   #86
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Firefighters have their own "GPS". We just run in where everyone else is running out.
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Old 12-26-2007, 06:38 AM   #87
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quote:Originally posted by 8.1al

I'm not familiar with Streets and Trips but with Street Atlas I can go into preferences and change which format is used.
You can do the same in S&T, as well as in MapSource and in my portable Garmin.

Firetrucker, I understand GPS usage for you but for us it's something we depend on, especially when in cities and areas where we've never been.

Sometimes when we're exploring I only use it for two purposes. One is to be able to see if that road up ahead goes anywhere or just deadends, then make our turn decision. The other is once we're ready to go "home" I just tell it to plot a route to get us home. It's really nice knowing I don't have to worry about what turns we took so we can find our way home.
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Old 12-26-2007, 06:54 AM   #88
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We plan on being at the circle from 1/19 - 25.
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Old 12-26-2007, 08:19 PM   #89
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Steve and Vicki, the reverse route is one of the great things about GPS. I remember my Boy Scout training that said to always look behind for landmarks so you could find your way out...that's hard to do (merry Christmas and we are so looking forward to seeing you).

Bill, we seem to know what we're looking for, don't we?

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Old 12-27-2007, 03:35 PM   #90
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Ahhh, yes, Bob. Landmarks. Those seem to be few and far between out here in this desert. All cactus look the same to me, I'm afraid. And these backroads sure take some twists and turns!

I'm still looking ahead, trying to remember what it is I was looking for when I started out....
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Old 01-10-2008, 03:41 AM   #91
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Only 9 Days until the "Circling of the Montanas at Quartzsite"!
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Old 01-11-2008, 04:00 AM   #92
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Carol and I will also be there Tuesday thru Friday. Saturday is a toss-up right now. Hope to see a lot of MOCers there.
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Old 01-12-2008, 05:27 PM   #93
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Doug, We should be there by the middle of the week,(23rd??) if theres no space left we'll park near. I have some firewood to bring if it doesn't blow out across my vented tailgate. Bill
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Old 01-13-2008, 03:34 AM   #94
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Great Bill, see you there.
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Old 01-13-2008, 11:18 AM   #95
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Doug, Phyllis and I (and furball Boudin) plan to be there; will arrive late afternoon on Friday (18th) for the week-end. New MOC members, New (used) Montana, First time boondocking, and looking forward to meeting everyone.
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Old 01-13-2008, 12:04 PM   #96
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I can't believe we'll miss Q this year; we've been so looking forward to it. Unforseen circumstances and expenses have short circuited our plans, though. Nothing serious, but enough to postpone our first trip until the spring fling in Tucson. We sure are going to miss all our friends and all the good times.

Think kindly of us and have fun,

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Old 01-14-2008, 03:51 AM   #97
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Looks like we will be in Quartzsite on the afternoon of the 21'st, all day the 22nd and leave the afternoon/evening of the 23rd. We will not have our Montana with us and will be staying in Blythe. We will try to look up the MOC group while there. How would be the best way to find you all and when would be the best time during that period? I do have a portable GPS with me.
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Old 01-15-2008, 07:13 AM   #98
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Doug, any room left in the circle? Was not sure if we could make it, but now it looks favorable. Hope to be there either the 18 or 19th and don't know how long we might stay. We are presently in Yuma. Please let us know as we like to meet everyone.
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Old 01-15-2008, 09:45 AM   #99
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Dennis and Carol,

This is HamRad (Dennis). Doug is on the road and I don't know if he has access while moving or not. But I'm sure you are more than welcome to come join us. We will make room for you. Actually since you're coming in on the first or second day you will have no trouble finding a place in the circle. We will look for you folks on the 18th or 19th.

Travel safely,

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Old 01-15-2008, 12:11 PM   #100
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Hey Dennis, be sure to make the circle larger so that those of us who arranged months ago to arrive later in the week will be able to fit in the circle.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone on the 24th!!

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