Tucumcari, NM, Amarillo TX, to El Reno OK – 346 miles.

Posted March 6th, 2013 at 8:11 am by Elliott Alexander   |  4 Comments ››

Tuesday, March 5th.  Rise & shine.  8:00AM, we walk a few blocks from our motel over to the KTNM1400AM & KQAY92.7FM radio station for a live interview with the morning radio show host, Tom Even Jr.  Tom coincidentally is the owner/mgr. of the Kiva RV Park where we charged the Tesla at 240V 40Ah.   …

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Gallup, Albuquerque to Tucumcari, NM – 316 miles.

Posted March 4th, 2013 at 9:00 pm by Elliott Alexander   |  1 Comment ››

Monday, March 4th.   The days are beginning to become a blur.   Waking up, Juan retrieves the Tesla from USA RV Park, we pack our bags into the car and continue East.   We stop in Albuquerque for lunch and a free charge in downtown.  Both the charger and street parking spot are free of charge.  We encounter two …

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Grand Canyon Park, Flagstaff to Gallup NM – 280 miles.

Posted March 3rd, 2013 at 10:52 am by Elliott Alexander   |  3 Comments ››

Sunday, March 3rd.  Today, was a single charge record for us, 280 miles traveled with 16 miles left on the battery.  Leaving Grand Canyon Park in the early afternoon we travel at a leisurely pace of around 52 to 55 mph and arrive to Gallup without a sweat.

In the morning we tour the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.  The …

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Las Vegas, Kingman AZ, to Grand Canyon, AZ – 277 miles.

Posted March 2nd, 2013 at 10:24 am by Elliott Alexander   |  2 Comments ››

Saturday morning, March 2nd, we leave Las Vegas in route to the Grand Canyon.   Driving down highway 93, we pass through Henderson, Boulder City and the Lake Mead National Recreation Center, missing Hoover Dam.  Stopping at a nice vista point we encounter some Indians selling jewelry and pottery.  I negotiate to purchase two small pots for $40 each and …

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Taking some R&R in Las Vegas NV

Posted March 2nd, 2013 at 2:36 am by Elliott Alexander   |  5 Comments ››

Thursday, Friday in Las Vegas.  Wednesday while driving around Las Vegas we are harassed by a police officer during a “routine” traffic stop.   Juan is pulled over while driving down a large commercial avenue.  The officer  follows us for half a mile, then pulls us over, claiming Juan did not signal while changing lanes.   Juan’s a pretty considerate …

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