Nothing is more fun that sharing something I love with friends. Paula and Tammy, two dear friends, and I took the Tesla out for a spin ... laughter with these two is a given!
We have had so many people look at, sit in, or ride in our Tesla I thought I'd share our Tesla album. If you see yourself, feel free to leave me a comment noting the number of the picture and I'll add your name.
Saturday morning ... a pretty quick shopping trip to Dothan and heading home when we stopped at the light at the Circle and US 231, in the right lane of a two-lane left turn. A relative new SUV-type vehicle pulled up next to us. After he and I made eye contact, he lowered his right window, "Nice car."
We chatted for a few seconds when he smiled and extended his arms showing me his car, "a Ford Escape" he said, grinning. Then he said, "one day ... one day, man ..."
Any Tesla driver/owner can relate to this, but I still find it amusing.
While traveling down the road on a 4-lane divided, I often encounter a vehicle hanging back at seven o'clock. Within a few seconds - and sometimes a full minute - they are side-by-side at nine o'clock. When I look over, I get a thumbs up!
If an opportunity presents itself, we find ourselves side-by-side once again, often after some crazy maneuvering, where windows open and a conversation begins. And, sometimes the conversation continues at the next opportunity. Once in awhile, it even involves meeting in a parking lot or somewhere where the observer and check it out up close and personal!
us to head home for more research! With US Highway 231 and 431 being a main roads to Florida, there will be increasing opportunities to see a Tesla on the road.
We extend our thanks to Operations Chief Jason Maertens and Lieutenant Mike Mixon for their hospitality!
A quick trip to a local bank wasn't so quick. But the rides were! As I waited to speak to someone I was approached by Greg. He is a young man, easy to talk to, and friendly. He knew way more about me that I knew of him, but that's pretty much due to our Tesla. As we chatted he told me about his son who attends Auburn University (sorry ROLL TIDE!) and how they went to find the Tesla Superchargers just to see what they were like. He knew we had purchased one as it was written up in the local paper. He told me he and his son even drove past our house to see our chargers and maybe get a glimpse of the car! Hilarious! Well, since the person for whom I was waiting hadn't appeared yet, I offered him a ride! The ear to ear grin said it all and we left.
I took him out of town on a country road and answered all his question. The smile never left his face. When we were out of town a good bit, I turned around and positioned the car for the 0 - 60 in 4.2 seconds.
Before I stepped on it, I asked, "Ready?"
I couldn't believe the giggle I heard. I slowed down a bit and glanced his way. His face was frozen in the same smile, only bigger! We returned to the bank and pulled into a parking spot. He had never seen a frunk so I showed him. He was amazed - and honestly, I still feel amazed every time I drive it. We were getting ready to go back into the bank when another gentleman approached the car.
"It's the Tesla! She's beautiful! Gorgeous! I see it all over town and now it's right in front of me!! WOW!"
I introduced myself and offered him a ride. He didn't hesitate, even for a split second. He was in his seat before I was. And, he was ready to go! We chatted for a bit. He told me about his vintage Jag and how much he loved cars ... but 'this' car is something else, he told me! Again, the 0 - 60 in 4.2 brought a huge smile to his face! He thanked me repeatedly for making his day.
When we returned to the bank, he went from office to office telling everyone who would listen about his Tesla experience!
I asked who he was ... yeah, he is the bank's president. Too funny.
I had an opportunity to give Kayla a ride to work today. Her husband, Josh, had already had a couple of rides so she was tickled to have an opportunity. Did I say tickled? I did. Let me tell you, Kayla, has the most contagious giggle and when I gave her a little hint of what the Tesla could she let out a giggle that still resonates! She brought a huge smile to my face when I heard her reaction to zero to 55mpg in a matter of seconds!
Thank you, Kayla, for making my day! Now, let's get a picture of Josh!
We were invited to share our Tesla Model S 90D with the seventh and eighth grade science class today. Their teacher, Mrs. Sammons, was a gracious hostess and we were able to speak to two classes for the entire period! They were filled with wonder, questions, and loved a peek into their future.
Both classes asked some really good questions and were especially tickled when Tom showed them the summon feature, where he can move the car via his phone app.