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Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Gaperguide

This device was our tour guide through Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons. It is just the best invention ever. It is a GPS box called a GAPERGUIDE, it plugs into your cigarette lighter and automatically tells you what's coming up next on your trip, along with some interesting information about the site. It really was a highlight of our trip and well worth the $35 that it cost to rent it. I wish this had been invented when my kids were small... believe me when grands come along- we will rent the Gaperguide again! I found out about it from an online search before we ever made our trip and that... was a BLESSING indeed!

12 Comments:

Blogger Flip Flop Floozie said...

How cool!! I just love technology!! We just got a GPS and they are fun to watch work too. Thanks for the Yellowstone trip.

8:21 PM  
Blogger the donG said...

perfect!!! everyone needs this! i hope that we will have it in the Philippines soon.

9:11 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Sandy~ I love technology too but I sometimes have a hard time getting things to work correctly and I hate... reading the directions! I hope to get a GPS at some point too.

9:12 PM  
Blogger Susie said...

This looks easy to use and the price is certainly reasonable enough. I would think it would make traveling through those areas even more interesting when you know just what to watch for.
xo

9:31 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

dong~ Sorry I missed you. You must have commented about the same time that I did last night. Thanks for stopping by... I hope you get a gaperguide in the Philippines too! Please stop back by.

Sue~ It was so easy that even I could use it without the manual! It was constantly giving us information and you could even press a button for interesting tidbits when you weren't in the park or when you were waiting in the car. How neat is that??!!

8:56 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

I've heard a lot about the GPS system, but had no idea it gave you tidbits of info as you drive along. Too cool!

1:26 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Dawn~ It was only geared toward information in these two parks but it was full of information for Yellowstone and Teton. The inventor came from Jackson Hole and knew a lot of local information. The characters that talked were hired actors from California. It almost had a story plot to it because the same characters were used over and over. It was full of historical and scientific information along with helpful hints.

4:26 PM  
Blogger Cris said...

That is pretty neat!

I would love to get a GPS myself. I'm always getting lost at least once whenever I'm driving to a new place. LOL

9:19 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Cris~ I'm pretty good with directions and rarely get lost but the older I get... the harder it is! GPS maybe on my next car.

9:24 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

That does sound great! If our family makes it over there, we'll probably rent that also...especially for all the learning and info it gives!

1:24 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

We just got back from a trip to Disneyland and the L.A. area and had borrowed something similar from a friend (I think it was called a 'Magellan' or something). Anyway, we were sure impressed and grateful to have that nifty device with us. We got everywhere we needed to go on the first try - pretty impressive if you've ever been to Los Angeles!

11:07 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Tammy~ I loved that it just gave you the information and you didn't have to keep a guide in your lap to stay on top of what you were seeing. Great stuff!

Juile~ It's great to hear from you. I hope all is fine with the new baby. A trip to disneyland... that must mean things are GREAT!

4:55 PM  

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