13-Apr-2006 -- We're still visiting my wife's family in Katy, outside Houston, TX. Today the women in the family wanted to go shopping, so the four men/boys tried some more manly activities: Sporting Clays (i.e. skeet shooting) and Confluence hunting.
After a couple of hours on the shooting range (Egil hit 33 out of 50 clays, I got about 15 and Fredrik 8, the first time he ever fired a gun), we set our sights on a virtual target: The closest confluence:
Finding this confluence was _very_ easy: Just point the Garmin Quest at the point and follow the voice directions: I10 west from Katy (& Houston) to the Brookshire exit, then more or less due north until either Davis or Waller (we took Davis to the point, then Waller on the way back) to make it exactly 2 miles further west. Next was Cochran due north for about 2.5 miles, until a dirt road named Purvis lead us almost to the point itself.
This confluence point is now for sale, we found a big sign shortly before the end of the Purvis road (see image #2).
From our parking spot on Purvis the remaining distance was just 300 m, which we covered in a few minutes. At the confluence itself, the GPSs agreed on where the zero point was located, and both claimed 2 m precision, with the Quest using WAAS differential corrections to achieve this.