Thursday, May 19, 2011

A Couple of Different Days

First, let me thank all of you who are following our stationary adventures. I absolutely love to read all your comments!

I have a question for you. We are looking for a GPS and I noticed that there is a new Rand McNally TripMaker RVND 5510 out that includes RVers as their target audience. It includes weight and height restrictions, sharp curves, breadcrumb trail availability, etc. etc. We have RV’d just over a year now, and thought one especially for RVers would soon emerge on the market. I think this is one of the first, but wondered if anyone is anxious to purchase it. If so, what features are your favorites? What would you like to see that is doesn’t have? Which one do you have (if) and what do you like/dislike about it?

Yesterday and today we were asked to work at Dollywood’s Splash Country putting cups together and programming them. Each one has a chip inside the bottom that can be programmed for one day use or all season use. The old red and blue cups needed new white bottoms and tops and reprogramming. The green cups just needed programming. Yesterday we started work at 10:30 and worked till 4:30 and today we started at 9:30 and finished at 4pm. Sounds easy, but as you can see, there was a lot of lifting of boxes, banging lids on, cutting old bottoms off and running around. [by he way, we did not stack these boxes] Each box has 32 cups! We did not sit down at all except for lunch which we ate in Dollywood. Here we are on our own golfcart! Yeeha!

Yesterday it was coldish so we had a delicious BBQ sandwich with fries at Hickory House, but today it was fabulous weather and we had pizza at Victoria’s. We got a free lunch with our “Thanks a Lunch” tickets we earned due to high volume one Saturday, but paid $10 for our pizzas and drinks today.

We stopped into HR to pick up our photo with Dolly. Here it is! Sorry it's so small.
And on a beautiful note: this is what we see everyday going to work. Inspirational, no? [and then you get to work....]


  1. We have 2 GPS units, both different. The one we have in the coach is a Garmin Street Pilot 7200. It's an older model...probably 2006ish but can be set for trucks which is nice and it tends to keep you off the little roads that are hard to maneuver with a 40'bus. it has a 7" screen so you can really see it driving the bus. I think they are still available on ebay and Amazon but are too pricey to consider these days. It needs a map update but doesn't have enough interior memory to handle todays large files so am going to have to figure out how to put it on a memory card :(
    We also have a Garmin Nuvi 265 WT that we use in the Jeep. It's a 5" screen and we really like it a lot. It's not made for large vehicle maneuvering though, so doesn't have all the options of the Street Pilot.
    I read about the Rand McNally one coming out and it sounds like a pretty good deal. If we needed one, it would sure be on our list. I wonder if there are any user reviews out yet, maybe on Amazon?
    Good luck with whatever you decide.

  2. We will be following the GPS decision. Really would like to get a large vehicle version when we make the leap. We have a handheld for geocaching right now.

    Love the photo with Dolly. We just kept clicking and it got bigger and bigger!!

  3. Yeah! That works ... just click on the picture a few times and it's really big! But, use the back button to get back to the blog. :)