I got up early, checked my app to see how the car was doing, and saw that I was fully charged !! 45 degrees.. and light rain. I left at 6:40am. It was so dark it felt like 3am ! I had 100 miles under my belt by 8:30am ! By 9:30 I was at the Terre Haute KOA with 101 miles in the car. It’s 12:30 right now and I have 184 miles. I think I’m going to wait here and charge more so I can make it all the way to St. Louis without stopping to charge in a spot that was not very nice on the way out.. I think I can skip Casey, IL this time !!
The sun has come out and the temp. is up to 46 !
By 3:20 this afternoon I am up to 264 miles !! I can make it past St. Louis on that to the KOA in Pacific, MO.
at 6pm I arrived, and went in search of dinner. I had looked up “restaurants” as I do everywhere. When Denny’s is the highest rated I know I’m in trouble. About 3 1/2 miles away was something called the Pacific Brew Haus. It had to be better than Denny’s. Nice old building, a long bar and about 15 TV’s. The Red Sox game was just starting, so I watched a little bit of the game. I asked about what red wine they had and the young plump, endowed waitress looked at me like I was from Mars and asked her a question in a different language.. She stuttered and said they had them, but no list and she didn’t know what they had. I went to the bar and found a nice Washington Cab. (Hogue), ordered a salad and a burger. The lettuce was not exactly fresh. I’m not sure they serve many in this place. As I was eating it, the waitress came by and asked how the rabbit food was… funny place this midwest..
I got to the KOA and was shown my site and my Kabin with a good heater. I need it tonight. getting cold here !
I had a hard time getting the app to connect with the car. Not much reception at these KOA Kampgrounds.
The charging stopped a couple of times and each time I dialed it down from 40 Amps to 37 amps to 33 amps. When that one stopped, I asked the guy in the office if I could switch sites. The one right behind me is open, so I plugged in there at 36 Amps.. So far so good. It’s run for about an hour with no problems.. so I am going to bed with about 100 miles in the car. Here’s hoping I wake to a full battery.