Morton Fox (mortonfox) wrote,
Morton Fox

Long Island

A warmer-than-usual Fall day. Went to Long Island, focusing on the Southern half of the island, but turning up North towards Nesconset and Smithtown in the evening to bag a few geocaches at night. Since I hadn't been to Long Island for a few weeks, there were many new geocaches. I got 22 and still have many left over for another trip. Also ran into a few geocachers. I saw Wanderer57 and friend at two geocache sites in Massapequa. Later in the day, I saw Stipman at a geocache site in West Babylon.

Lunch was a cheeseburger, fries, and chocolate shake at All-American Hamburger Drive-In in Massapequa. I was impressed at their speed of service. They had gotten all the common menu items already going on the grill, so I received my order as soon as I paid. Dinner was fried fish at LJS in Melville, as I didn't think it was worth going to Flushing Chinatown this evening.

The new GPS makes waypoint management a snap. As I find each geocache, I can mark it as found so that it stops showing up in nearest waypoint searches. Whenever I mark a geocache as found, the GPS also suggests the next closest geocache as a Go To target, which is a useful shortcut. The way these features were designed, it looks like Garmin actually paid attention to suggestions from the geocaching community. The only thing so far I found lacking is there doesn't seem to be a way to configure it so that the guidance text on the map tells me the next intersection even when navigating to a waypoint. It only does that when not navigating.

Tags: all-american drive-in, geocaching, long island, stipman, wanderer57

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