The older I get, the more I could use one of these...
I never had problems finding my car when I used to have my solar yellow Nissan Xtera ... even at Christmas when the mall's parking lot was full to bursting, the little scamp always stood "proud-in-the-crowd" practically shouting out "I'm over here!"
Now, of course, the Xtera is long gone and I currently race around in a maroon Kia Spectra ... which is a lovely little car (and I certainly enjoy the fact that I can fill it up with gas for only $20) ... but by golly it's easy to misplace. I can't tell you the number of times I've been seen walking vaguely up and down the rows of cars outside the supermarket clicking the "lock" button on my keys hoping that I'm close enough to sound its horn or flash its lights.
Thus, I was jolly interested to hear about something called the Bushnell Backtrack. This is a handy little doodad featuring a self-calibrating digital compass and GPS receiver that stores three locations (and subsequently guides you back to them).
As they say on their website, you can use this at mall and stadium parking lots, at parks and festivals, or even in the great outdoors (where it's pretty easy to get turned around and mislay the path back to your campsite).
...I tell you ... the older I get, the more I could use one of these...
...in fact, now I come to think about it, I was walking in Palo Alto on a visit to California just two weeks ago when I got lost in the back streets...
...actually, thinking about it a little more, one of these will also make a GREAT present for my dear old mom...
2009 New Year Resolution (Goal: Walk 1000 miles at ~3 miles a day)
[A=Actual, C=Current, P=Plan-to-Date, R=Remaining, T=Total]
|Days:|| T=365, C=41, R=324|
|Miles:|| T=1000, P=123.00, A=146.89, Δ=+23.89, R=853.11|
|Note:|| I've almost walked 150 miles...|
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