September 2018 Newsletter: Trip Planning, Group Photo Albums, Google Photos Sort Order

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Geeks in August

August was different for us, we had several weeks of wandering and discovery with nothing on our schedule. And, it just so happened that we were in one of the most beautiful areas of the country – Colorado. We took advantage of the Roadtrippers app to find cool things to do. See ourphoto album for August for the results. We ended the month at the Safari 30th Anniversary RV Rally in Shawnee, OK and really enjoyed being back at work!
Also see our Map and our Blog for the rest of the story.
We always continue to learn about technology! And, we share it with you on our weekly class, What Does This Button Do?  
  • Episode 149: Internet and Battery when you’re off-grid
  • Episode 150: Google Photos for Video Editing
  • Episode 151: Trip Planning with Roadtrippers, RVParky, Google My Maps and more
By the way, our pictures, Blogs, Web Albums, maps, and videos are all examples of what we teach.  You can learn how to plan, preserve, and share your travels (or your life.)  It makes the experience that much more enjoyable to get creative and share pictures, maps, stories, and movies with friends and family. Check out our Learning Library of Tutorial Videos, just go to and click the menu for Tutorials. There are plenty of free videos in addition to our members-only content to whet your appetite for learning. ​​​​​​​

Sept-Oct Calendar

Every Wednesday  “What Does This Button Do?” 
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Thursday is “Gabbing With the Geeks” on Facebook Live to answer questions from viewers and discuss anything. 5pm our local time.
We’re in Tulsa as I write this on Labor Day. We had a good time with the Safari Owner’s group last week.
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Here are some of the topics that have been discussed recently. Anyone can read the forum, only members can ask questions. This is a valuable benefit of membership. Join Today!

  1. Quik and Google Photos
  2. Snapseed Change or Bug?
  3. How to Backup Google Photos to an External Hard Drive
  4. Share a Smartphone or Tablet
  5. Loss of WORKGROUPS in Windows 10
If you are a member, ask a question! Go to then click the Q&A menu. Make sure you are logged in (there’s a form on the Q&A page), select a category (Photos, Maps, Blogs, Other) then click Add Topic. When finished scroll down to Submit Topic.

Do you plan road trips? I think you’ll like Roadtrippers and RVParky.

We’ve been doing a lot of trip planning this summer! Be sure to check out Episode 151: Trip Planning  in addition to this article.

The way I see it, trip planning has 5 parts, and I’ve listed my favorite tool for each part.

  1. Research: looking for things you want to see, places you want to go.
  2. Plan: this involves maps, routes, and calendars.
  3. Navigate: which way to turn? what road to take to get where you want to go?  Google Maps.
  4. Sleep: finding a place to park the RV for the night.
  5. Remember: keep a map of where you’ve been. Google My Maps
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Google Photos: How to view your photos in order by date-uploaded rather than date-taken

Photos in date orderWhen you use Google Photos to store your pictures, they are organized in one great big stream, by date the photo was taken. The most recent photo is on the top, as you scroll down you’re going back in time. On a mobile device you can pinch the screen until you see your photos grouped by year and month.

Old Photos get lost

A friend of mine just uploaded a group of old photos from her computer to Google Photos.  When she opened Google Photos, she expected to see those photos at the top. When they weren’t there, she assumed she had done something wrong …
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How to use Group Photo Albums

We go to a lot of RV Rallies. At some of them, we helped coordinate a shared photo album so that anyone in the group could post their photos to the album and all could see the combined group of photos. We do it with a Google Photos shared album.
The webmaster for the last rally where we did this told us that it made his job so much easier. The pictures just appeared – people didn’t need to send them to him for uploading to the website.
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Mrs. Geek’s Guide to Google Photos now available on Amazon.

Read More and Buy Now

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