Monday, February 2, 2015
I pull into a dust bowl of a little town, just long enough for me to pick up enough charge to make it to Tucson. There are a few RV Parks in Willcox and even here I price shop around. Major Circle is very familiar with Teslas and wants $5/hr to charge. I choose Ft. Willcox at $1.50/hr however and settle in for the wind's 4 hour scourge. I keep a close eye on the charging with my phone app and it's good thing I do, as the breaker trips multiple times. I reset each, dialing back Kitt's draw of juice as I do.
It's been a long day, but I'm on my final 80 mile stretch of road.
I arrive in Tucson at 9 pm looking like a drowned rat, I kid you not. I contemplate where I will hang my drenched tail for the night, and land at one of Tesla's partnered hotels "The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa" as they have a high power wall connector. Ha! I think, this should be interesting.
I know I'm not looking like the type of guest they've become accustomed to. Matted hair, dirty pants, stinky feet, and mismatched everything, I walk to the front desk. I can tell I've caught them off guard, but frankly, reception quality isn't high on my priority list right now, as I'm tired and just want to become one with a hot shower. I get "processed" and make the long trek through the habitrail to my hideaway.
Oh what a shower can do for your psyche and demeanor! Clean and almost human again, I burrow into the most comfortable bedding I swear I have ever been in, and instantly fall asleep.