Last weekend I went on two hikes and both of them were road trips to the west of me.
And both times there were at least two roads closed on my route. Since I just look at Google Maps and write down which roads to drive on---when something is closed it's really not a good thing.
I got lost multiple times and it took a hell of a lot longer than it should have. So after the second hike I decided it was finally time to buy a GPS. And so I did. Amazon had one of their specials on a Garmin on Tuesday and I snapped it up for $99.99.
It arrived on Friday afternoon. It's very pretty.
As you can see in the picture above, it's a Garmin nuvi 855. Touchscreen, talks to you, and even has voice recognition too. Gotta love it.
I used it for the first time today while driving to Duke Forest for some hiking and it was great. I wish I'd bought one of these gadgets years ago.
I've never used one before so I don't know which features they all have and which ones aren't standard. I really liked having the posted speed and my actual speed right there on the display. It makes keeping track of the speed issue very easy. Showing what turn is coming up next is great too. I do love toys!
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