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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

The Garmin GPS System: Small yet Wonderful

The Garmin GPS system is widely known across the Unites States for its great innovations in the field of navigation and electronics. In fact, many supporting claims about the wonder given by the Garmin GPS system were out and continue to win the interest of most people for the Garmin GPS system. However, there are so many people who still are not familiar with the Garmin GPS system and how the Garmin GPS system works...

And that includes our family! You see, we are in the market for a GPS system and since I've also had quite a few inquiries on this topic as well, I've decided to post my research here to assist anyone else who is looking to purchase or upgrade their GPS system. I've also been finding and tracking excellent prices here on these GPS systems:

The Garmin GPS system is mostly a system intended for some sorts of activities like camping, flying, boating, hiking, and driving. It is not surprising that many positive claims about the Garmin GPS system are noticed for the fact that the Garmin GPS system really creates a great wonder to the users.

For the Garmin GPS system’s strong commitment to navigation and electronics, the company further introduced some new innovations made by the Garmin GPS system. For your information, there are a lot of things connected with the Garmin GPS system and many of those are of great significance.

To mention, the Garmin GPS system is mostly comprised of some tools such as the Garmin cf Que 1620 Compact Flash GPS (US Version), Garmin eTrex Camo GPS, Garmin eTrex GPS, Garmin eTrex Legend C GPS, Garmin eTrex Summit GPS, and much more. Such Garmin GPS systems are widely used for the people to identify their positions and destinations.

For much emphasis, the Garmin eTrex GPS is one of the favored Garmin GPS systems because of its user-friendly and cool features, and also for such Garmin GPS system’s ability to locate the track log and helps the user to navigate his way back home. Of important notice, many of the Garmin GPS systems are really designed in small sizes. It is probably for much comfortable and handy feeling that the Garmin GPS systems will give.

The Garmin GPS system not only offered major devices for navigations and electronics but the Garmin GPS system also consists of many supporting devices like the Garmin GPS system accessories and other supporting Garmin GPS system products. The Garmin GPS system accessories are also devised to better aid the navigators in their adventures for them to better achieve great results. Finally, the Garmin GPS system accessories, aside from the main, top selling Garmin GPS systems will give the adventurers much support to complete their GPS kits.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Winterizing Memories and Getting Ready for Summer

I've been circling our travel trailer of late and trying to decide when and where our first camping trip of the season is going to get underway. But before I leave this winter behind for good, I have to confess that my first winterizing experience was not the smooth, text book one that I would have envisioned. To the contrary, it was a fiasco!

On the way home from our last trip of the season, I told my husband that I was planning on starting the winterizing in a few days because we were sure we wouldn't be taking another trip and there was no need to prolong the inevitable - especially when winter can approach very quickly in our area. In reality, I probably had a good month, but the idea of getting a head start was a great one - if only I had listened to my own advice.

It wasn't more than a couple of days after we returned that we had our first 30 degree night and then it warmed up again - slightly - got cold, and flip flopped back a forth a few times. During all of this, I kept saying... I REALLY need to get out there and get this done. I still don't know if it was procrastination keeping me from proceeding or if I just really didn't want to let go of the summer camping memories. We only had a few and we all became hooked on camping so quickly that winter was taking away my new toy must sooner than I wanted it to.

So skipping ahead a few weeks, I had all my winterization fluids lined upon the back porch and before you know it, we were into a full onslaught of winter -- complete with the first snowfall. And there sat the fluids, with a light dusting of snow on them. Not good and I knew this would not bode well for getting the trailer in order.

Finally we had a break in the weather and I could go get the - now overdue - task completed. Or not! Yep, for those of you who are old pros at this, you pretty much know what's coming, don't you? Frozen pipes. Rock solid. Just what my dear Uncle (my camping Guru) had been warning me about. So now the great winterizing event of 2005 was going to take on a whole new approach.

Out to the trailer I went with space heater in hand, cranked up the trailer heater, added the space heater and kept my fingers crossed. Would I accomplish my mission or did I already do damage (yet to be determined fully) or would I blow up with whole trailer with the space heater -- I am one of these people that have these things happen.

But in the end, after quite a bit of babying the whole process, I managed to get the pipes thawed out, and got the fluids put in. Finished up a few other maintenance tasks at the watchful eye of Uncle Guru, and put my baby to sleep for the winter.

With My First Winterizing as a fading memory, by baby is out there beckoning to me and I am getting ready to answer the call even though the weather channel says its 32 degrees and sunny right now, I am choosing to focus on the "sunny" part of that and keep a positive attitude!

It won't be long now, and I've got lots to do to get the new baby ready for our first trip! And with any luck, there won't be any snow to get in the way this time!

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Camping Season is Around the Corner

For those of us who live in colder climates, it is a rite of Spring to begin thinking about all the outdoor recreational activities we put on the backburner for the winter. Something as delightful as going shopping without a coat will have perfect strangers exchanging excited greetings in the aisles and at the checkout counter. This is an exciting time of year for us and something our friends from warmer climates can't quite relate to.

A few days ago I was able to wear just a light sweatshirt when I made a quick trip to a local drugstore and it had a big "There's nothing better than camping," logo on the back. As I was browsing, one of the employees in the store exclaimed, "Ooooh, can't you just wait for more days like this when we can start camping again?!" You bet! I responded. And for the next half hour we swapped camping stories like two little kids waiting for Santa on Christmas Eve.

Yes, as I see the daffodils starting to bloom and Easter right around the corner, I am getting really excited about the prospect of pulling out of the driveway with our trailer in tow. So excited in fact, that it almost erases the memory of the winterizing fiasco I endured not too many months ago -- but that's a story for another day! ...

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