Wesley Chapel, Florida (high 64, low 54)
We survived the arctic blast that has covered most of the country. Yes, the cold made it down here to Florida and even the Florida Keys had some pretty chilly weather. I think our blogger friends Rick and Paulette were in the only place that actually had warm temperatures.
Despite the prediction of record lows, that didn’t happen, although it was plenty chilly. I don’t think our overnight low the past two nights was below 35 or 36, but you would have thought we were expecting below zero temperatures because of all the fuss that was made before hand.
We started to get caught up in all the pre-cold front hype, until we remembered just a few weeks ago we were up in the mountains and lived through a few nights where the temperature dropped to 17 degrees. We’re tough, we can take a little cold weather!
Now, by the week-end there is a possibility that we will be having record temperatures again. Record highs! The prediction for the week-end is 82-83 degrees. It will sure feel nice! Remind me not to whine about the heat, will ya?
We have been Amazon’s best customer lately. Yesterday we got a new ladder for the boat and a new GPS for the motorhome. It’s sure fun getting deliveries, isn’t it?
Our old GPS for the motor home was the Garmin Dezl 560 truckers GPS. We liked it a lot, but after seeing Pat and Ron’s Garmin RV 760 GPS, we decided to upgrade. Here is the Amazon link. Please note, this is the one for RV’s, and lifetime maps is included. I believe they also make a 760 that is not made for RV’s.
Some of the features:
Large 7" high-resolution touchscreen display: 800 x 480 pixels; WVGA TFT color display with white backlight
The larger 7inch screen is nice in a motor home, since you’re not sitting as close to the dash as in a car.
You can see how much larger it is compared to our old Garmin 560 Dezl. The old Garmin actually looks larger in the photo than it does in real life.
The feature that sold us on the upgrade was the fact that it’s supposed to guide you as to which lane you should be in. In a large city, that’s a nice feature. I’ll let you know how that works out when we test it out a little more.
As in our Dezl GPS, it allows you to put in the length, height and width of your rig. Hopefully, that will keep us from any low bridges or non rv friendly roads.
Pat and Ron love theirs. Pat is the driver, and she says having this one took a lot of stress out of driving in big cities. It has voice recognition, so you no longer have to program it with a keyboard.
I’m not so sure I love the voice recognition on the new 760. It doesn’t seem to work nearly as well as my Droid phone. We’ll have to see how it works out as we use it more.
One improvement Garmin made was their new “Garmin Express” link. It registers the new product for you and then you can update the maps directly from there. It works with all of your Garmin GPS’s. I never downloaded the maps on the old unit, because it never would work for me. I’m happy to say with Garmin Express I was able to download the new maps to both the new unit and the old one. Yay for me!
It also allowed me to download all our favorite places onto the new GPS. Yay again!
Here is the link for Garmin Express. If you have an older Garmin, this will allow you to add it, and upgrade maps, or transfer your favorite locations to another GPS.
We’re off to the gym today, and hopefully we’ll be able to take another kayak trip when it warms up this week-end.