I’ve decided on the Garmin nuvi.
I know I want the 4.3″ size. After that, the decision becomes more complicated. Maybe someone can help me with this. I have no experience with GPS devices. The 1390 LMT (Lifetime Traffic and Maps Update) costs $178. The 1350 LMT costs $148. The only difference that I can see is the more expensive model allows you talk on the phone handsfree. I don’t care about that, so the $178 one is out.
So what’s so complicated about that?
Well, a friend at work has a GPS that her mother gave her which only cost about $89. It does not have the LMT after the model number. I asked her about this and she said, “Big deal, I can update my Garmin from my computer for free. I do it all the time. No problem.” Now I don’t know whether to spring for the $148 model or save about sixty bucks buying the $89 model.
My retirement lunch is postponed until tomorrow.
First thing this morning we had a faculty meeting which outlined all the things that had to be done today. Since everyone felt very pressured, including me, I offered that we wait until tomorrow so we can enjoy ourselves. This was a relief to all.
The goodbyes have begun . . . and gifts!
Having given the keys to the Honda to a friend at work, I caught a ride home with another co-worker friend (the same one who rescued me when the Perfect Tow Vehicle wouldn’t start.). On the way home she presented me with a large, red, University of Georgia bag of gifts and said, “Now you can’t open the bag until you are on the road to your adventure.”
As soon as I was in my door I tossed out the tissue paper and discovered boxes of cookies, more UGA stuff (a cap, license plate, lanyard) and a signal horn! She’s a master gift-giver. Her gifts always have a touch of humor. I laughed out loud and promptly ate six, to-die-for cookies!
Later, while trying to think of something to write about, I thought . . . I know . . .
I’ll show off my new signal horn!
It says on the back of the package under Uses: “Alerting right of way.” I think it will also come in handy to scare off any campsite critters wanting to steal my lunch!