Fun With Our Geotracker

As many of you know, Betsy and I have a geotracker which allows us to determine the location of pictures that we take.  We’ve had it for a year, and use it whenever we take a trip.

Last week’s trip to Biltmore Estate was no exception.  We turned the geotracker on before we left home and were able to track our journey on Google Earth.
The map above, which can be enlarged by clicking on it, shows our journey from Fairfield Glade, Tennessee,  to Asheville, North Carolina.  As you can see we traveled almost the entire way on Interstate 40.  We timed our trip to miss rush hour in Knoxville, Tennessee, when traveling both ways.

This image shows the Biltmore Estate and the things we did once we got there.  This image, too, can be enlarged by clicking on it.

When we got to Biltmore we drove past the house and parked near the Conservatory.  It had been our intention to see the tulips first, but the azaleas were so pretty as we drove in that we decided to visit the Azalea Garden first.  So we walked over to the path to the Azalea Garden and walked through that garden down to the Bass Pond.  We then hiked around the west (left) side of the Bass Pond to the waterfall at the southern end.  We then walked back through the Azalea Garden to the Walled Garden where we enjoyed the tulips in bloom.

I’ve now given you a bird’s eye view of our trip to Biltmore, thanks to our geotracker.

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13 Responses to “Fun With Our Geotracker”

  1. diane Says:

    It sure is a neat little gadget. I believe new cameras have them built in now.

  2. Mildred Says:

    I think that is fascinating. Since moving, I often get “lost” in our new community. John and I laugh that if we had something like this, I would appear to be drunk (going in circles!!!!!)

  3. bertN Says:

    Interesting gadget!

  4. Sandra Says:

    this is a great techie gadget to help all of us with senior memories. no way to forget where you went and when you look at it that will jog the memories.

  5. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    Terrific! I do love modern technology!! How fun for you and Betsy! Hope you have a wonderful day, George!


  6. Fishing Guy Says:

    That is so cool George, something really high tach.

  7. Happyone Says:

    Amazing and so cool.

  8. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    This is fancy, cool high tech stuff!! We are so behind with these things that we just now bought a GPS!

  9. Jen Says:

    The ariel of the Biltmore is neat!

  10. Rose Says:

    I am really thinking about getting one…so many photos I have lost the memory of where they were taken. And sometimes I really want to know. There was a barn a few years back, and I knew real close to where I had taken it, yet you wouldn’t believe how long it took me to find it.

  11. sartenada Says:


    In my video camera I could use it during two years, but I have never tested it. I have to test Your idea with my Nokia E7 mobile phone, because with it I can use GPS-settings.

    Thank You for this post George.

  12. Judy Says:

    Wow!! That would be a really fun toy…

  13. Kathy Says:

    Neat contraption! I remember the first time I saw a GPS about 15 years ago. All this stuff is just so amazing, isn’t it?

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