an unexpected purchase

In August I will be taking a long vacation in the USA to witness the forthcoming total eclipse of the sun, which happens on August 21st.

For various reasons I will be flying out to John Wayne Airport, in Orange County, California ~ and then taking a long, long road trip from Orange County to Jackson Wyoming.  It’s about 1,000 miles through California, Nevada, and Utah to get to Jackson Wyoming.  I’ll be driving a Mustang convertible.

Ergo, I’ve just bought myself a Sat-Nav, or Satellite Navigation device, or GPS ~ depending on which version of English you use.  And you know what?  I swore I would never use an in-car sat-nav / GPS.

But, America is a big place and I have no desire to get lost in the wilds of Utah.

So there you go, amazingly you can buy a USA maps sat-nav / GPS from Amazon in the UK for less than $100.

Just to be safe, I’ll also be buying a paper map ~ and a new camera.

jack collier

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16 responses

  1. I only regret you will be on the opposite end of the country from me … I would have loved the chance to meet you and get a real hug! Hugs, Jack!!!


  2. It sounds like an amazing road trip! A GPS can be a life saver and very wisely paired with a paper map! 🙂

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    1. I love a proper map. ❤


  3. Sounds like an amazing trip!

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  4. How cool! I am near the OC airport, but alas not trekking to see the eclipse. I will enjoy from the photos. Utah is beautiful in any case. 🙂

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    1. I’ve never been to the American West, I’m really looking forward to it.

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  5. Sounds like a great trip! The American West. I once did a close to the same type of road trip, starting in Illinois and ending in Utah, then back again. Loved it 🙂 Welcome to the US!

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    1. Thank you Christine. I will share the photographs.

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  6. Utah is a beautiful place and what an amazing trip you will have. So much to see, and like another world ❤ enjoy and welcome to the USofA ❤

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  7. carswithasideofcouscous | Reply

    Have to grudgingly admit that sat navs are rather good especially for the driving work I do. For my recent solo trips to France the sat nav was indispensable but I still planned the route in advance, typed out written instructions and took a book of maps! Your trip sounds amazing!

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  8. There will be lots of pictures… ❤

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  9. How exciting! Looking forward to the photos! 🙂

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  10. Here in the US, most of use just use apps on our phones for GPS. Nice that you could get something that’ll work well here!

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    1. No apps on my ancient Samsung flip top phone ~ it barely makes calls. hahahahaha

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      1. A smart phone is where it’s at, Jack. 😉

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  11. Serendipitous Web Life. : ) | Reply

    Yea! I hope you have a wonderful eclipse trip to the US. It will be beautiful country through there. You are wise to prepare. Enjoy! : )

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