Return to Burnaby

DaisyAlas, all good things must come to an end. We were fortunate to have 3 whole days on the farm midweek. A treat considering slaDE~ is the full-time Tandem Instructor during the week at Skydive Burnaby. Seems that the rainy weather was on our side :). penicillin shotBefore leaving, Dad had to give Lady a penicillin shot for a laceration on her hind ankle that wasn’t quite healing (she keeps licking the Boron spray making it raw and open to flies, infection and such). I’ve never seen such a huge needle! But Lady took the shot in stride.

Packed up and ready to go, we made our way back to the drop zone, enjoying a few photo ops along the route. On our way through Kitchener, we stopped off at the Best Buy store to see if we could get a warranty replacement on our Garmin 765WT. We’ve only had it for 6 months, and the GPS charger is already broken. Very sucky, considering that Best Buy wouldn’t replace or fix the unit … bought in the USA and it needs to be returned to the manufacturer (Garmin) rather than to the BB store.

Mennonite buggy

Ho hum. Might buy the extended warranty on our next unit. The GPS as well has already give us difficulties and keeps rebooting for no apparent reason, at least 2-3 times per week (when we’re heavy travelling on the road). However, we find that the GPS is a useful tool for our lifestyle, and

Mennonite boys cycling

Garmin seems to have the best GPSs out there on the market. Any experiences with a GPS that you’d like to share??

POI Favourites

Everywhere I look on the Internet, I can unearth information that is 100 times more explicit and distracting than what I originally set out to find. Funny that. Perhaps that’s why i can get so lost in all the tabs I open? 🙂

Today I started looking for fresh, useful and appealing POIs (points of interest) to upload to our GPS. From one simple search, I started finding information which spurred my most recent blog posting. Go figure. Lost in the ether of the Internet AGAIN.

Well, the original point to THIS post was to ask you what your favourite and most useful GPS POIs are.  Mine for the USA, thus far, have been for these locations found at the POI Factory website:

I’m starting to think about future trips, and one place that we MUST VISIT whilst in the US are the Utah Parks. Here’s the POI for these: Utah National Parks POI.

For a complete listing of the POI Facory’s files for the USA and elsewhere, click here.

If you’ve never heard of POI files before, CONGRATULATIONS! This will extend your GPS (Global Positioning System) into a true Global Pleasure Service . For our GPS (a Garmin nuvi 765T), we needed to download this free application called POI Loader (available for the MAC as well, thankfully) in order to upload the POI files into our Garmin. Click here for the downloads: MAC and PC version.

Enjoy the new freedom that POIs offer. A MUST for us on the road in our Airstream!