The parser was already working with the code above using pynmea, but I did find a better solution that does some other stuff like decimal conversions of lat and long and now parsing time, etc... I also now have it posting to a webservice, logging, running as a daemon and starting on boot.
Maybe its time for a github or open my bitbucket since its all being worked in the awesome adafruit webide.
So as a recap:
Ultimate GPS breakout
Python code reading serial, parsing, reading parameters from config file, sending data to webservice, running as Daemon and starting on boot.
Last thing left is to figure out how to get power off my car fusebox so that I can power the device and a hotspot. Got the TSR buck converters on the way already, so just need to figure out the fusebox wiring.
I will work this weekend to get my bitbucket organized with only the essentials as there is a lot of test code right now and I will post to here for anyone interested. If you need anything prior to that my email is firstname.lastname@example.org