Oklahoma – Kansas – Missouri
If I had to sum up this day it would be cloudy and moist. I woke up to a forecast of thundershowers, but looked outside and it was nice. I hopped in the completely charged car in Oklahoma City and headed to Perry, OK for a small boost. Easy off, easy on, and a quick charge.
Next stop, Wichita, KS. Easy drive with black clouds in my rear view mirror.
I got to Wichita early.
No one else here…
I didn’t need too much juice to get to Topeka, so I walked around for about 40 minutes.
Topeka is moist Kansas. There was water on the side of road, and places where there had obviously been flooding and the water wasn’t going down very quickly.
The chargers in Topeka were in a Home Depot parking lot. There was a sporting good store there so I wandered there while it drizzled.. Then I went out and cleaned my car with a chamois I have with me..
Nice to get the bugs off.
There was another while Model S parked there. It belonged to a guy from Kansas City who loves his car as much as we all love our cars..
I left Topeka for Independence, MO. I knew I had to be fully charged when I left there for St Louis. It would be a challenge to make it that far, so cruise control and not too fast were to be how I was going to make the next leg. Independence chargers were at Bass Pro Shops. What different world that place is ! Disneyland for hunting and fishing with boats, ATVs, more rods and reels and lures than I ever though existed.. Amazing place.
It rained while I charged there, so I wandered in this store.
When I came out there was a P85D (The newest fastest 4 wheel drive Tesla).
It was being charged by the local dealer who told me that to be safe on the trip to St. louis, I should stop at the Tiger Hotel in Columbia and use their High Power Wall Charger for a boost. Great recommendation. I drove for an hour and a half to Columbia and plugged in at the hotel.
Perfect. I left with enough miles to make it to St Charles (St. Louis) to charge and stay overnight.
I pulled in with about 30 miles left. Pretty light after the storm. It poured during this leg !
I found a nearby sushi restaurant and so I ate dinner while I charged. I came back to an almost fully charged car glowing in the dark…
I checked into a nearby hotel and am ready for some sleep ! Tomorrow I officially leave the west as I travel through Illinois, Indiana, Ohio..
Tomorrow from the road…. Good night.