"Garmie" has arrived!

“Garmie” is my new Garmin StreetPilot i3 GPS unit; measuring a scant 3″ x 2 1/2 “, it’s a powerful, smart little critter! It “talks to” up to 13 satellites to keep me on the right path, and is WAAS enabled. Though small, the display screen is quite easy to read when it’s mounted on my dash-board; because it’s small, it doesn’t interfere at all with driving visibility. It also has a “voice”, so I can watch the road instead of the display screen.

O.K. – I don’t really need a GPS unit. . . . .except when I do. I’ve encountered a few of the latter instances, recently – getting spectacularly turned around and badly lost in the far northeast side of San Antonio when I left a club-member’s house after dark, and driving to an unknown destination in Austin (Thomas IV’s new apartment) late in the evening and utterly exhausted come immediately to mind! (I am completely convinced that Shannon and her top-of-the-line Garmin StreetPilot 2720 are the only reason we arrived safely at The Arboreteum in Austin that night!) Another (daylight) run to T’s apartment ran afoul of a missed final turn – while trying to figure out my error, I stumbled upon his store! So, Garmie may be a luxury, but it’s one which will bring huge peace of mind!

Molds+Pollen+Dust = misery! I sort of lost yesterday to major allergy symptoms (Texas – the Allergy Capitol of the U.S.!), as did Shannon and Thomas IV. I’m guessing that the allergens had a hand in T.’s migraine. We’ve all recovered somewhat today, but you have to be impressed with his description of migraine symptoms!
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3 Responses to “"Garmie" has arrived!”

  1. Shannon says:

    I’m glad Justin found the terrific deal on the Garmin i3, your “Garmie,” and that you now have GPS navigation capabilities in The Scarlet Lady. In earlier days, the Lady would have a retinue of men and women at her disposal to handle such mundane matters, but today a GPS fits the bill quite nicely. A GPS is only a luxury until the moment you need one… đŸ˜‰

    Besides, you got a terrific deal — you got Garmie for less than we spent on our latest bicyling GPS units, so that’s food for thought. And yet you got a fully matured system with no bugs and surprising little taken away from the featureset Justin and I are used to from dealing in the higher end units (for aviation and full-time vehicle navigation.)

    My Mom’s a Geek, and I’m proud of it! đŸ˜‰

  2. […] Mom bought a GPS! A Garmin, of course — could there be any other? She’s officially a geek now, although she’s been on the honorary geek rolls for quite some time due to her quick and accurate absorption of all things technical, either in her former workplace or when following the doubles tennis-like geek discussions between my brother, Thomas, my father, Justin and I. […]

  3. Leslie Watson says:

    Dennis and I have a Garmin…old one. We use it to record where we’ve caught fish at Conchas Dam and Lake Havasu. We can go back to the same spot and find fish on the boat’s fish finder, but odds are we won’t ever CATCH one there again. But…they are fun to play with ( I know….you don’t end a sentence with a preposition!).

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