laptop GPS navigation

So I wanna use a laptop for GPS navigation in my motorhome. Frankly it will be ‘supplemental GPS navigation’. The primary navigation tasks will be handled by a Garmin GPS.

The laptop will be used for route planning. I plan to use Microsoft Streets and Trips 2011 on this laptop. When you are driving a huge motorhome you need to worry about bridge clearances, propane restrictions etc etc.

Also the big screen on the laptop would sure be useful. yesterday I bought a USB GPS receiver for it. It is a GlobalSate BU-353 USB GPS Receiver. I heard good things about it. Once it arrives, I will post my review here.

more later…

Starting annuals from seed

So yesterday night, I started planting some of the seeds. I know it is a little too late now. The frost date in my area is around the end of April. Here is a quick online tool to find out your frost date. So from today we have around 7 weeks left. I have planted:

  • Petunia Shock wave Red [7-21 days]
  • Impatiens Accent White Hybrid
  • Impatiens pink [seeds harvested from our neighbor]
  • Impatiens Shady Lady Tango [orange]
  • Impatiens Accent Red Hybrid
  • Pentas New Look Mix

They say that we should start them 8-10 weeks before last frost. Hence should have planted around Feb 15th. These seeds were bought from Park Seed.