Thursday, July 24, 2014

7/21/2014 - 7/24/2014

Monday
The first day of the wait for the new GPS is here. Checking the UPS tracking site shows the unit left Oklahoma City and the expected delivery is date Tuesday July 29th. I sure hope I don't have to wait that long, time will tell.

Tuesday
Lot's of visiting as I watch people come and go through the park. This park a mostly an overnight park for people on the way to and from the mountains, but it presents the opportunity to visit with some interesting people. 

The package left Salina Kansas this morning and arrived in Commerce City Colorado this evening. ETA is still saying 7/29.

Wednesday
Started the morning with a load of laundry to get that out of the way.

The new GPS arrived this morning. It left Commerce City late last night and arrived in Burlington Colorado early this morning. By 9 am it was out for delivery and it was in my hand by noon.



Now the learning curve begins. Features all over the place. The big difference with this one is the fact that it will connect to my WIFI Jetpack and give me weather and the gas prices at the upcoming stations along my route. It will be interesting to see how this works in the real world. With all these features I might be forced to read the manual.

Thursday
A three block walk to the local grocery emporium took care of replenishing some needed items. It still amazes me how strong I gotten over the years, as a teenage it took me several trips to haul $15.00 worth of groceries to the car. I can do it now without breaking a sweat.

Then the second half of the laundry chore was disposed of as the second activity of the day. While waiting for the laundry to finish my Susie Homemaker instincts kicked in and I ran the vacuum, just in time, a front end loader might have been needed if I had waited any longer. 

Then I was on-line planning next weeks activities with the help from the book Tourist Trains Guide Book. Next Wednesday I will be riding the Cumbres & Toltec RR from Antonito Colorado to Chama, New Mexico. This is the reverse of the run I did last year that really impressed me. Then on Thursday I will be riding Rio Grande La Veta Route RR from Alamosa to La Veta, Colorado. Two full days of riding the rails mostly above timberline. Plans from there are are to be formulated.


21 comments:

  1. Interested in how that GPS is going to work out for you. I've had my eye on that specific model and I've been saving my pennies (lots of them) to buy it. :c)

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    1. I had the 7710 before (that's what crashed last week, serial #369) This appears to be the same with improvements. I added the Passport America POI and I'm ready to hit the road.

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  2. Yea...more train photos. Can't wait.

    Be sure to let us know how you like the GPS. We are in need of a new one.

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    1. Yea...more train riding.
      I will let you know about the GPS, but first look there are lots of features for the RVer.

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  3. Hard to find anything techie these days with a manual. You're lucky.

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    1. The manual is on line, but I guess that's better than nothing.

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  4. The only problem we've had with that unit is when Kathy entered a London, Ontario address instead of our home address. It added an extra hundred miles to our trip but other than that it works great.
    Be Safe and Enjoy the Good Life!

    It's about time.

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    1. That's what you call taking the long way home.

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  5. Your choice of train rides is excellent. I wish I could stay up that high to ride them.

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    1. Should be a fun trip. There is a train in Colorado the runs along the Arkansa River through Royal Gorge that might work for you.

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  6. Hope you like the new GPS! The new one we have is so much better than the old one:)

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    1. They keep adding features, soon schooling will be required.

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  7. Nice GPS hope it gives you everything it offers.
    Another train trip sounds like lots of enjoyment can't wait to see the pictures.

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  8. Either my computer is messing up or blogger is giving me problems. It will not post my comment if I hit Preview which I like to do so I can see if I spelled something wrong. Message disappears to cyberspace unless I hit Publish.

    Anyhow my original comment was "looking forward to your post on your train rides".

    Sorry for getting long winded.

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  9. We have that model and like the big screen. Have not messed with the WiFi yet.

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    1. The WIFI is the biggest improvement over the 7720 which I had previously. I'm looking forward to how it works in the real world, going down the road.

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  10. $15 of groceries? lol :) When I was a teenager, you could have probably half-filled a car trunk with $15 worth of groceries; I'm sure it's the same for you. Now? ha ha It may only fill a bag, or two, depending upon what it is you are purchasing! lol Much easier to carry... Thanks for the chuckle! :) Blessings...

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