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Title: How well traveled is your Kindle?
Post by: Kirstin on November 02, 2008, 01:23:47 pm
My Kindle spent the weekend on Cape Cod with me this weekend and is headed to Dresden in a few weeks with me.  Where has your Kindle been?
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Post by: RovingSoul on November 02, 2008, 01:26:50 pm
For me, my house, my school, and my work. (Subway). It's sad, if I'd had it three years ago, it would have traveled most of Europe.  :'(
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Post by: baltobabe on November 02, 2008, 01:28:20 pm
Leopardo my kindle has spent a cozy weekend at home with me arriving on Friday I wanted to keep him all to myself...his skin arrived and he loved getting dressed in his spots...and today finally his spots for the screensaver appeared!  He is a very happy kindle...

Tomorrow he  will be making a guest appearance at my offices..and showing off his spots!  

In January he will be traveling to the Dominican Republic and in April to Mexico for my Birthday Bash...oh he is going to live a good life!  hehehe!

bb and Leopardo
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Post by: Leslie on November 02, 2008, 01:34:47 pm
Clever thread! Thanks for starting!

I got my Kindle in late April and since then he has been to Fall River and North Darmouth, MA; St. Louis, MO; three weeks in Europe which included visits to Basel, Switzerland; Brussels and Leuven, Belgium; and Heidelberg, Germany. Most recent trip, Boston, MA.

While in Basel we saw Roger Federer which was pretty exciting. He was there about 4 days after winning the US Open. That's Roger on the right, wearing his Olympic gold medal.

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/Maine/DSCN0930.jpg)

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Post by: Kirstin on November 02, 2008, 01:47:59 pm
Yey!  Kindle sees the world!!   when I go to Dresden, Kindle will get to see the airports at Boston, Tornoto, Frankfurt, and Dresden!!
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Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on November 02, 2008, 02:01:31 pm
My Kindle has been to the Gulf Coast and Chicago, IL with me. We spent a lovely afternoon together in my hammock enjoying this beautiful day together.

Linda
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Post by: Betsy the Quilter on November 02, 2008, 02:27:16 pm
My brand new Kindle, Eleanor, went with me today to a stupid social thing that I really didn't want to go to.  Sort of like the boss's daughter's wedding--you don't really want to go but feel you have to. I didn't actually USE her there, but on the way home, riding in the car while my husband drove, I downloaded the Sunday Washington Post.  How cool is that, to be driving along at 70 mph and getting something new to read.   Loooove my Kindle.

Incidentally, the single issue of the Post was free--I was surprised!

Betsy
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Post by: Leslie on November 02, 2008, 02:29:54 pm
Incidentally, the single issue of the Post was free--I was surprised!

Betsy

Yes, apparently the Washington Post is free today, tomorrow and Tuesday. The New York Times single issue will be free Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

For people who don't want to try a trial subscription, here's your chance to read the paper for free and see what it's like.

L
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Post by: Ann in Arlington on November 02, 2008, 05:15:44 pm
Mine has been to Erlanger, KY and Gatlinburg, TN.  Also all around Arlington and other bits of Northern Va. as well as across the river into DC.  Oh and up to Frederick, MD.

Ann
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Post by: Betsy the Quilter on November 02, 2008, 05:20:22 pm
Incidentally, the single issue of the Post was free--I was surprised!

Betsy

Yes, apparently the Washington Post is free today, tomorrow and Tuesday. The New York Times single issue will be free Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

For people who don't want to try a trial subscription, here's your chance to read the paper for free and see what it's like.

L

That's great; I had heard about the Times but not the Post.  I'll download both tomorrow!  Yippee!
Title: Re: How well traveled is your Kindle?
Post by: Angela on November 02, 2008, 05:31:15 pm
According to Amazon.com/wheres-my-stuff, my Kindle has been to Lexington KY, Baltimore MD, Secaucus NJ, Elizabethtown KY, Memphis, TN and Shreveport, LA... and all without me!!

I am looking forward to the day that we can travel together!  ;D

Angela
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Post by: Kirstin on November 02, 2008, 05:32:42 pm
ha ha ha - I love the tracking of the Kindle travel without  the owner!!!  Too funny!
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Post by: Leslie on November 02, 2008, 05:34:56 pm
According to Amazon.com/wheres-my-stuff, my Kindle has been to Lexington KY, Baltimore MD, Secaucus NJ, Elizabethtown KY, Memphis, TN and Shreveport, LA... and all without me!!

I am looking forward to the day that we can travel together!  ;D

Angela

Your Kindle is crying to you..."Please, Angela, phone home...."

It longs for you!

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/Maine/et_phone_home.jpg)
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Post by: Angela on November 02, 2008, 05:37:12 pm
LOL!! Oh how I wish I could just go get him!! He is less than 50 miles away!

Hmmm... I just realized I called him a "him." Guess I need to be thinking of a male name!
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Post by: Mom of 4 on November 02, 2008, 07:27:04 pm
My Kindle has been to the beach in a zip-loc many times, and on a camping trip to the Grand Canyon in it's leasure jacket.
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Post by: Buttercup on November 02, 2008, 07:34:04 pm
Well, my Kindle has led a pretty boring life so far.  She's been with me to work every day since she arrived and she went to a basset rescue Howl-o-ween Pawty last weekend in Petaluma but she stayed in the car.
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Post by: Lotus on November 02, 2008, 08:24:27 pm
My Kindle came with me on a trip to England in the summer. It also went with me to Laughlin, NV and Las Vegas.
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Post by: Avalon on November 03, 2008, 08:33:15 am
Mine's pretty much a stay-at-home Kindle, he's been to Sacramento, Modesto, and all around the Bay Area, and also to Long Beach, Santa Monica, Malibu, both valleys, and all over the LA area, as well as Redlands and Santa Barbara.  Oh, and a weekend in New Orleans and a week in Milwaukee.  I think that's it.
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Post by: Teach142 on November 03, 2008, 12:57:45 pm
Mine is going on a 14 day cruise from LA to Hawaii for XMAS.  I get to go with it!
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Post by: GuidedRocketLauncher on November 03, 2008, 01:11:38 pm
Mine comes with me in the car on the weekends as I drive all over the north half of the state.  Otherwise it's gone along with me to San Diego, CA (couple of times); White Sands Missile Range (bunches of times); Houston, TX; Dallas; and Quantico, VA (three or four).  It likes upgraded airplane seats and quiet hotel rooms.
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Post by: oddsoxx on November 03, 2008, 01:12:41 pm
Well...I am forced to admit that all of you have taken your Kindles all sorts of wonderful and exciting places but I didn't see even one of you say your Kindle has been where mine goes every other week...Elephant Butte, NM. Now aren't you all just soooo jealous!
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Post by: Jen on November 03, 2008, 01:27:32 pm
I AM jealous that I've never been to Elephant Butt.  I did not know such a place existed. 
Mine hasn't been all that many places, it's resided mostly in columbus, ohio.  It did make it with me on a business trip to Charlotte a month or two ago, but that's really all.  It was as bummed as I was that our trip to Italy was cancelled. 
Title: Re: How well traveled is your Kindle?
Post by: Angela on November 03, 2008, 02:05:21 pm
According to Amazon.com/wheres-my-stuff, my Kindle has been to Lexington KY, Baltimore MD, Secaucus NJ, Elizabethtown KY, Memphis, TN and Shreveport, LA... and all without me!!

I am looking forward to the day that we can travel together!  ;D

Angela

I am now happy to report that my Kindle has also been to Texas and is now safely in my house and plugged in and charging!  ;D
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Post by: Leslie on November 03, 2008, 02:09:47 pm
Mine is going on a 14 day cruise from LA to Hawaii for XMAS.  I get to go with it!

Make sure to load up with books beforehand because... (wait for it...) Whispernet does not work on cruise ships!

L
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Post by: Kirstin on November 03, 2008, 02:20:22 pm
Leslie  - that is so funny.  I don't fly out until the 21st and I'm already loading Keiko with books.  I'm only going to be gone 7 days and I plan to do the museums, the castle and hit the Christmas market but I can't be without fresh reading material!  also bringing my laptop in case I HAVE TO HAVE another book while I'm there - I can download it via USB.   <<grin>>
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Post by: Teach142 on November 03, 2008, 02:27:47 pm
Yes, I understand the whispernet won't work on the ship, but I wondered if I could download while in port.  I didn't really want to preload for the whole trip.  I used to live in a very rural part of the Big Island and had great cell service with Verizon.  My friends live in a suburb of Minneaplois and can't get crap with Sprint.  So, you just never know...
Title: Re: How well traveled is your Kindle?
Post by: Leslie on November 03, 2008, 02:43:07 pm
Yes, I understand the whispernet won't work on the ship, but I wondered if I could download while in port.  I didn't really want to preload for the whole trip.  I used to live in a very rural part of the Big Island and had great cell service with Verizon.  My friends live in a suburb of Minneaplois and can't get crap with Sprint.  So, you just never know...

I saw you asked on another thread about service in Hawaii. I bet you'll be fine.

L
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Post by: Shizu on November 03, 2008, 02:48:52 pm
I went to Japan with my kindle for three weeks on September. It was nice to have all the books I wanted to read with me.

Shizu
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Post by: LaRita on November 03, 2008, 03:17:11 pm
My Kindle stays mostly in Columbus, OH. but it's been to Seattle and Iowa, and is going to Key West in February.  During the summer it spent weekends in the lovely Hocking Hills of Ohio where there's no Whispernet, but I never lacked for books because I had so many pre-loaded.  Still working through the list and TRYING not to 1-click!
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Post by: oddsoxx on November 03, 2008, 03:21:27 pm
I AM jealous that I've never been to Elephant Butt.  I did not know such a place existed. 
Mine hasn't been all that many places, it's resided mostly in columbus, ohio.  It did make it with me on a business trip to Charlotte a month or two ago, but that's really all.  It was as bummed as I was that our trip to Italy was cancelled. 

I can hardly believe you've never heard of Elephant Butte (with an E on the end..LOL) It's right there in southern NM just down the road from Truth or Consequences.

Yes, a cancelled trip to Italy would be enough to bum out anyone...and their Kindle.
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Post by: thresel on November 03, 2008, 03:30:08 pm
Mine spent the month of May in China.  It took 7 interChina flights.  It's gone from the west coast to the midwest twice.  It loves camping.  The last few times we flew I was asked to shut it down, prior to Oprah they used to let me keep reading during take-off.  I love always having my books with me.  Go Kindle.
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Post by: chynared21 on November 03, 2008, 07:40:28 pm
According to Amazon.com/wheres-my-stuff, my Kindle has been to Lexington KY, Baltimore MD, Secaucus NJ, Elizabethtown KY, Memphis, TN and Shreveport, LA... and all without me!!

I am looking forward to the day that we can travel together!  ;D

Angela
I hope your Kindle didn't travel in that order because if he/she did...they need a new travel agent PRONTO ;-p
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Post by: Tris on November 03, 2008, 09:17:36 pm
Man, I took many trips this summer in which having the Kindle would be nice...but so far my little 'magic book' has been to Denver and various places with me in WA.  Here's to many more trips with my Kindle!

Tris
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Post by: Angela on November 04, 2008, 01:14:04 am
According to Amazon.com/wheres-my-stuff, my Kindle has been to Lexington KY, Baltimore MD, Secaucus NJ, Elizabethtown KY, Memphis, TN and Shreveport, LA... and all without me!!

I am looking forward to the day that we can travel together!  ;D

Angela
I hope your Kindle didn't travel in that order because if he/she did...they need a new travel agent PRONTO ;-p

It really did!! Amazing, huh? All due to a labeling glitch! BUT, it is with me now and from here on we travel together!
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Post by: bosslady402 on November 06, 2008, 02:34:24 pm
Went with me to Cancun, put it in a plastic baggie - excellent for reading by the pool, easier to read than a real book because I didn't have to hold the pages open while I was tanning!
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Post by: thomashton on November 06, 2008, 02:37:01 pm
Had mine a week now. So far it has gone from my office to my house . . . once.
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Post by: Angela on November 06, 2008, 02:44:55 pm
According to Amazon.com/wheres-my-stuff, my Kindle has been to Lexington KY, Baltimore MD, Secaucus NJ, Elizabethtown KY, Memphis, TN and Shreveport, LA... and all without me!!

I am looking forward to the day that we can travel together!  ;D

Angela

Since the arrival of my Kindle with no name in the great state of Texas, Kindle with no name has traveled to my home office, the gameroom, the living room, the master bedroom, the kitchen, the dining room and the patio by the pool. Kindle with no name has not had the opportunity or desire to leave home again just yet. We will keep you posted should we decide to take a trip soon.

Angela and Kindle with no name
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Post by: BookishMom on November 06, 2008, 08:19:32 pm
Journey came home to me right before a trip, so she's been to Charlotte, Atlanta, and Washington DC so far. She told me she's looking forward to getting some west coast travel in, so I'll see what I can arrange.  ;)