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Hap & Barb with Craig

Hap & Barb with Craig

Day 39 – 27 June: After picking up the car, we met a business associate of Craig’s – Hap and his wife Barb – at their beautiful home overlooking a golf course. We talked business and Tesla before lunch and a test drive for both of them. It was a blatant attempt at recruiting more converts to the EV family.

Eastern Albuquerque is a shelf that rises continuously over 1000 feet above the Rio Grande River. After traversing this a couple of times, my charge of the night before was beginning to look somewhat anemic. This became an issue as we climbed the grade west of the Rio Grande and headed toward the Continental Divide near Gallup, NM.

Dancing Eagle assistance

Dancing Eagle assistance

About 60 miles out Craig got worried about the safety margin in the Range miles and stopped at Dancing Eagle Casino and RV Park at Casa Blanca. Patty went into the casino while Craig and KiKi looked for a short charge at the RV Park. All the businesses here are connected to an Indian tribe and work to support each other. Therefore, the RV Park is only $10/night and they let Craig charge his car for an hour for free. Their 50amp connection delivered 28 miles/hr and we quickly recovered our safety buffer.

On to Gallup, where Craig gave thanks to the beginning of the Supercharger network. Arriving late Gallup-Giving-Thanksin Flagstaff, we checked into our hotel and prepared for the visits to relatives and friends in the Prescott and Phoenix areas, before finally making the trip home. We have visited Phoenix several times and the routine is familiar.

cousin Larry

cousin Larry

A problem today is a computer virus is making its presence felt on our laptop and we have been unable to publish the blog. We worked around this at cousin Larry’s house in Prescott, where we borrowed his computer to finish the work.

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