'EASTER EGG' HUNT '08
Kind folks at Gpscentral,
march 31-08 at noon, Newfoundland time, i was so very pleased greet
my mailman, who, in exchange for my signature, passed me a new garmin etrex
venture cx gps.
to express my thanks to Gpscentral , for having a terrific contest
like this years' easter egg hunt, and sending the prize to me via
expresspost ...all at no charge to myself.
many fun hours searching your website for clues, and I would especially
like to thank monica for fielding my phone calls about the contest...
exclosing a photo of myself holding the prize for which im very grateful
to have won.
National Historic Sites of this
Coal Mine, AB
Walk the ground.
TOYOTA LAND CRUISER ASSN
- Winner of Poker run and GPS!
and Kevin - Runner Up GPS!
of Rocky Mountain Land Cruiser Association (RMLCA), its club members,
and the River Shiver 2008 participants, we would like to express our
sincerest appreciation and thank all of our sponsors for their contributions,
sponsorship and commitment to this Calgary area event, our club and
the 4WD community.
our registration in record time with 34 participants and 18 Toyota
4x4 trucks (domestic and Japanese - 40, 45s, 60s, 70s, 73s, 74s, 80s,
100 series and a mini). Participants came from as far as California,
Colorado, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Fort St. John, Edmonton et al. We had
fantastic weather, great trails, super Geo-cache Poker Run, abundant
and delicious food, super social time and excellent participants.
a record valuation of prizes thanks to all of you..... We
are sincerely grateful to all of our sponsors – may our trails
cross in the future!
YOU - FROM ALL OF US!
Well, I haven't sent a story to you in a few years so here's another
one. You probably won't recall but I was allowed to use one of your
units a number of years ago on a canoe trip with St. John's School
of Alberta. That trip got me hooked on GPS and your store. I have been
teaching a GPS course at night at the college in Thunder Bay for a
number of years, as well as teaching GPS to my Adventure Program students
at the same college. I always reccommend your store and know that you
at least sell some units to people in Thunder Bay. I know that the
Community Programs department has purchased at least 30-40 units. Anyway,
the point of the above is just to say you supported SJSA (and me at
the same time) and I continue to support you.
recently purchased a SPOT messenger and
went to Costa Rica last week. SPOT has a neat feature wherein friends
and family can see where you are if they look at a site on the Internet. I
took my SPOT unit and my Vista Cx to Costa Rica. While
on a horse ride through the jungle and on some beaches the SPOT unit
fell off and I did not notice the loss until the end of the ride.
really did not want to re-trace the horse ride so I used GPS technology
to try and find the lost unit. I
returned to my hotel, entered the SPOT web site and noted the last
location of the unit. I rented a motorcycle, entered the coordinate data
into my Vista Cx and used "go to".
Vista took me to within 15 feet of the lost SPOT unit. It seems it
fell off while the horse was climbing a riverbank. I've enclosed
a picture. This picture shows exactly where the unit was. I'm just
feeling a little nervous as really BIG crocodiles live in the river
at 16P E0757397
N1075490 or N 9.72131 W84.65398 Thanks, eh? Rod Thunder Bay,