Seems like a long time ago that I started from Albuquerque this morning. Dana and Ginger came out to see me off.
I drove off into the sunrise at around 6:30. I had planned to go straight to Tucumcari, but at 75 mph I was either going to have to slow down or make a quick stop in Santa Rosa at the first supercharger. I made a quick stop and then hopped back on I40 to Tucumcari. I ran into an English/Indian guy from Houston with his two little girls in Santa Rosa. They were headed to CA in a Tesla that drives itself. He loves it !
I stayed just long enough to get me to Amarillo. I was driving about 80 mph and after a while my car told me to slow down to 70 to make it to the next supercharger. This new tact of only charging as much as needed to get to the next charger has its downsides. I made it to Amarillo with under 20 miles left. I could have slowed down but that wasn’t part of the plan. So again I charged just enough to get to Shamrock Texas with a little bit more cushion this time. These wide open spaces are made for driving at 80.
I arrived in Shamrock to see a gang of Germans on Harleys with their leather and vests and their aging chicks on the back. Last time there I met Australians driving old Chevys on Rt 66. It’s a thing.
I had almost enough charge to get to OKCity but again not quite enough cushion to keep traveling at a few miles over the speed limit. I stopped in Weatherford, OK for a boost while I photographed the local birds with my camera. I’ll add those photos later.
On to the outlet mall in Oklahoma City where I came out to see another white model S. Two young women driving from Miami to Denver.
Here comes the other white Tesla. They too are spending the night here.