Darev2005 commented on my previous post that he was surprised that Walmart would be listed as a "place of interest". Obviously he hasn't been to the "People of Walmart" website.
I jest, but for those who don't have GPS, or who only use it for specific addresses, I want to explain.
We had a GPS for three years before we did anything more than type in an address. After a couple of weeks of getting used to it, we were hooked. I did have a problem, though, if I wanted to simply type in the name of a town without using an address, because when I went to "where to" and clicked on "address", it demanded a street address; simply putting in the city and state wasn't acceptable.
Then one day Cliff went into a tool store and I stayed in the car and played with the Garmin.
I found out there was a "City" heading that did not require an address. Sweet!
Since Cliff was taking his time in the tool store, I explored further: I selected "where to" and then chose "Points of Interest".
Under "Points of Interest", I could choose "food and drink", so I played with that awhile. Being in Blue Springs, there were a lot of places to choose from, but I selected "Pizza Hut". By going one step further, I found the phone number of the local Pizza Hut: Wonderful! From that time on if we were on the road, I knew we could call ahead and order pizza from our car.
I returned to "Points of Interest" and saw other options: Fuel, Transit, Lodging, Shopping, Bank or ATM, Parking, Entertainment, Recreation, Attractions, Hospitals, Community, and Auto Services.
By exploring all those options that day, I found out you can find the nearest Walmart under the "Shopping" heading, and city parks under the heading of "Attractions" and then "Park or Garden".
This revolutionized our travel experiences, and we use our Garmin for these things more often nowadays than for simple directions. It's how we found the Iowa State Parks where we camped last weekend, as well as the city park in Elkhorn where we picnicked. Not to mention the Walmart in a nearby city.
Perhaps everybody else knows all this stuff, but since it took me years to figure it out, I'm putting it out there for other slow learners and senior citizens.