Day 3 • Washington, PA through Ohio to Indiana.

I woke up a little before 6 am and checked my app.  Whew.  It had charged all night.  I was in good shape.  I slept for a short time more, got up and got a coffee and orange juice at the office.  39 degrees !  I left at 8:30 am with 264 showing !!

Full charge sure is nice !  Next stop the Tesla Service Center in Dublin, OH (Columbus) where I had stopped on my way out.  They greeted me like an old friend, plugged in the car, set me up in their office with a chair and table and wifi, offered me drink, and even offered to include me in their lunch order !  They have a loaner car I can use, so now that i’m up to date on the blog, I’m going to take their bright red S and go to Whole Foods and find a restaurant with a huge salad for lunch.

Charging my Tesla next to a Roadster at the Dublin, OH service center

Charging my Tesla next to a Roadster at the Dublin, OH service center

My Red Performance loaner !

My Red Performance loaner !




I took the red Tesla to Whole Foods and had a big salad for lunch, bought a few supplies, went next door to Bed, Bath and Beyond and bought a pillow to go with my sleeping bag in the Kamping Kabins.

Dave Huff and the crew at the service center couldn’t have been nicer.  They let me take out a roadster that was there. You need a shoe horn to get into that car.  It uses a key (how retro !) and push buttons, and it makes a racket !  The car creaks, there is no power steering so you have to turn hard on the little steering wheel to get it to turn.  I guess it’s faster than my S, but it sure doesn’t have the drive or the smooth acceleration that mine has.  Fun to drive, but give me an S any day !!   Thanks for the opportunity to try it out !!

I left Dayton (Columbus) at 6pm with 244 miles showing.   I arrived at a sports bar right near the KOA in Richmond, IN at 8:13 with 129 miles showing.  I arrived at the Richmond, IN KOA and started charging at around 9:30pm.  I was on a cabin looking out at a lake with the full moon overhead.  Gorgeous.  I probably spend an hour photographing.  then off to bed with my new pillow !

That's my Kabin on the left.

That’s my Kabin on the left.

My Kabin by the light of a full moon

My Kabin by the light of a full moon




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