A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.





Sunday, November 21, 2021

Future Travel Plans


Reposting the solar eclipse post from 2017 yesterday got me to thinking (always a dangerous endeavor) When is the next one to happen in the U.S.?
Yep, I’m gonna be there for it.


 We went into town (Quartzsite) last week for a few errands.  I treated myself to a burger.
Now I approach fast food burger joints differently.  When asked at the counter “What would you like to order?” I start off by asking “Is your milkshake machine working? Did product come in on the truck?” 


While enjoying my lunch I watched the electric car fill-up station.


The red car was there when I arrived, probably one or two of the others also but the red car was easier to keep track of.  It was a woman and a small child out wandering about while the electricity flowed into her car.  I went in Carl’s, ordered my meal, waited for it, went back in the RV and leisurely enjoyed my burger and shake, got out to drop off my trash and then left to go back to our homesite.  The woman and child were still wandering around waiting for the car to be charged up.
Seems like a monumental waste of time to me when I have places to go and things to do.



6 comments:

  1. But do they pay $25 a load? And once filled, they get more than 300 miles on "a load." I have one regret about electric and hybrid cars...they make no noise when they're coming and I can easily walk out right in front of one if I'm not looking! That reminds me, my discount of 15 cents a gallon expires at the end of Nov. So I'm going to fill up my little tank.

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  2. I'm not sure I'd want an electric car. What if I ran out of juice while driving out west and couldn't find a place to plug in?

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    1. The guy I talked with in Nevada at one of these places said the car knows where you are going to and if there isn’t enough juice it tells you. I think a lot of faith is required in owning one of these cars

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  3. There seem to be a whole lot of problems to be overcome before electric cars become a realistic option for most people. In a lot of English cities people park their vehicles on the street so won't be able to charge them at home without trailing leads over the footpath.

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