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  1. My wife and went to London several years ago. Now that we are cachers and have pictures from several virtuals, we still won't log those as finds since it would be against the spirit of the game. Plus this gives us yet another reason to go back.
  2. If the unit is not paid for by Monday, then it will be available again. The maps and turn by turn would be useless in Australia since the installed maps are for the US. I would suggest a unit with no additional maps installed (ie only the base maps), that way you are not paying for a feature you would never use.
  3. responded to your email. you still have dibs until Monday.
  4. "See it's like a scavenger hunt, but you use these high tech devices I made from coconuts." Gilligan, "Professor, if you can make a GPS out of coconuts, why can't you patch a hole in the boat?" Skipper, "Shut up you dingbat!"
  5. I have sent Netfan a Paypal invoice.
  6. I have used it primarily for caching. The turn by turn will get me to the caches easily. I have used the turn by turn and not found a problem with it. However, it only beeps for upcoming turns and like all other handheld gpsrs the screen size hinders the usability for navigation. PM me with your e-mail address and I will send pictures. As far as MetroGuide, it is a program which allows turn by turn on your PC but did not allow it on the GPSr unit. MetroGold is a program invented to allow the turn by turn feature to be turned on for the GPSr. Here is a link to Metroguide 2008 (ver installed is 2007): http://www8.garmin.com/cartography/mapSour...etroGuideNT.jsp Since you are new to caching, please talk to a local cacher to verify this is a good deal. As far as dibs go, I take paypal and will send you a req for payment to your e-mail address as soon as you want me to.
  7. Before I put it on eBay I thought I would offer my GPSr to cachers first. Here is a breakdown of the unit: Garmin eTrex Venture Cx with the latest firmware downloaded. https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=145&pID=410 The unit comes with a 1 gig card and approx 60% of the United States installed from MetroGuide North America, v7. (Nov 2007). The portion of the US installed is as follows: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming. The MetroGuide has MetroGold installed with it to allow the unit to do turn by turn directions. http://www.geodude.nl/gps/modules/smartsec...m.php?itemid=18 MetroGuide has tons of Points of Interests (POI) and will give you turn by turn directions to addresses you enter, intersections you enter, preprogrammed restaurants, fuel stations, hotels/motels, shopping, bank/atms, entertainment, recreation, attractions, community interests, hospitals, transportation and auto service. These preprogrammed POI’s have the addresses, coordinates and phone number of each establishment. I have searched for the nearest restaurant using the category list which is broken down by American, Asian, Barbecue… The phone number is listed on the POI's so you can call in advance if your heart is set on BBQ in the boondocks, and you want to make sure they are open. Since purchasing the unit (Christmas last year), it has had an Invisishield on the screen. The unit comes with the above mentioned installed software, Invisishield, 1 gig card, USB cord and the original Garmin books. I am selling the unit because I was blessed this Christmas with a Garmin Vista Hcx and a 2 gig card (which now has all of US and Alaska on it). I am asking $150 for the unit shipping included. Please contact me or post here if you have any questions, I will give the unit a week or so here before placing it on eBay.
  8. All the 60csx, Vista hcx and legend hcx makes me no difference. But when people dismiss the compass like it is a useless add-on bothers me. I got a Vista Hcx from the wife for Christmas to replace my Venture Cx. The compass keeps pointing towards the cache reguardless of my movement. If standing stilll near to the cache site it is nice to see the correct direction without having to walk 15 or 20 feet to get the non-compass unit to pick up where I am in the world.
  9. If only I had bought a Garmin instead of a ________ gps.
  10. I like to night cache, because people can not see me and make fun of my growing forehead (or five-head).
  11. If only we had more AA batteries for the GPS. Why are we night caching with out extra batteries. We are so inept, we should have never came into the woods.
  12. I wish I could find the hair pick from spaceballs. It screams DNF.
  13. Wow, that is flawed. A child can legally purchase a deck of cards, a black jack game or any number of items. These legal items are great swag items and I have no qualms against them. A child can not purchase alcohol, tobacco or scratch offs. You say it is not illegal for a child to have scratch offs, but it is illegal for them to purchase and illegal to refund winning tickets. It follows directly; if something is illegal to purchase because of your age, it is it is illegal to own because of your age. Every argument you have made for allowing children to be able to gamble, or to allow children to be able to own scratch offs, can be used for any other illegal endeavor. Scroll up and re-read the previous discussions, but replace scratch off/gambling with alcohol/drinking or cigarettes/smoking. The same flawed reasoning will be shown.
  14. I don't think it is drinking gin unless you're the one purchasing the bottle. I don't think it is smoking unless you're the one purchasing the pack of smokes. All perfectly logical. [/sarcasm] Explain it to the authorities.
  15. That's an interesting piece of law. Please post a link showing that it is not gambling. What on earth does tickets being just a piece of paper have to do with your assertion it is not gambling? Poker chips are just a piece of plastic, poker machines are just electrons in zeros and ones. What does the medium have to do with gambling? The next thing you will say is the porn you left as a FTF was not porn, becuase it was just a magazine, or just a DVD. If it is not legal to sell it to a minor, what on earth makes you think it is legal to give it to them? Please people use common sense.
  16. Former fellow paintballer let me know about it. Talked to me about it several times. I finally went looking for a cache, and was hooked. This is much cheaper than paintball, even with the gas prices so high.
  17. Remember, there can be only one, First to Find.
  18. Ever since Kip and LaFawnda took up geocaching, I got no tupperware, gaaa!!
  19. I kept that woman from being first to find. Just for you mother.
  20. It is obvious this is being done to expand our sport/hobby. Now the blind can enjoy the hunt as well as everyone else. “Smells like it’s over here.” Get the FTF while the scent is fresh. Anyone who is against bags of doo, hates blind people. (/sarcasm)
  21. Can anyone tell me if these palms and pocket pcs connect to a Garmin GPS via USB?
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