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First road trip in your MX

ohmman

Plaid-ish Moderator
Feb 13, 2014
10,140
18,446
North Bay, CA
Has anyone else considered what might be the first serious road trip they'll take in their MX (assuming that's something that's interesting to you)? For some reason, the longer the X takes to reach me, the longer my trip seems to stretch. It'll be work convincing the family of this duration, but here's a loose itinerary of an "ideal" trip for me. Some of this takes advantage of a supercharger infrastructure that doesn't yet exist, so obviously it's just a thought.

Drive 1: NorCal to Las Vegas (not a huge Vegas person but it's a good stretch and location).
Some time in Vegas
Drive 2: Vegas to Flagstaff SCharger to Grand Canyon to Phoenix.
Some time in Phoenix, visit friends and family
Drive 3-6: Phoenix to various stops throughout Texas
Visit more friends and family over multiple days
Drive 7: Texas to New Orleans
Big Easy time
Drive 8: New Orleans to Cape Canaveral, FL
Planned perfectly for the test launch of Falcon Heavy. That's right.
Then Disneyworld and Orlando theme parkishness
Drive 9-?: Up the East Coast and multiple stops for friends and family.

At this point, my family will fly home, surely, and I'll be left to make the trip back across the country on the northern route alone. I'm fortunate to have a good number of friends and family scattered along that route as well, so for me it sounds plenty entertaining.

Anyone else?
 

aggie

New Member
Mar 24, 2015
2
0
Houston, TX
I plan to circle the U.S. Ideally 1 year trip, but minimum 3 months to visit friends, bucket list items, and as many Tesla supercharges/galleries.
 

kptesl

Member
Feb 22, 2014
50
-4
US
Has anyone else considered what might be the first serious road trip they'll take in their MX (assuming that's something that's interesting to you)? For some reason, the longer the X takes to reach me, the longer my trip seems to stretch. It'll be work convincing the family of this duration, but here's a loose itinerary of an "ideal" trip for me. Some of this takes advantage of a supercharger infrastructure that doesn't yet exist, so obviously it's just a thought.

Drive 1: NorCal to Las Vegas (not a huge Vegas person but it's a good stretch and location).
Some time in Vegas
Drive 2: Vegas to Flagstaff SCharger to Grand Canyon to Phoenix.
Some time in Phoenix, visit friends and family
Drive 3-6: Phoenix to various stops throughout Texas
Visit more friends and family over multiple days
Drive 7: Texas to New Orleans
Big Easy time
Drive 8: New Orleans to Cape Canaveral, FL
Planned perfectly for the test launch of Falcon Heavy. That's right.
Then Disneyworld and Orlando theme parkishness
Drive 9-?: Up the East Coast and multiple stops for friends and family.

At this point, my family will fly home, surely, and I'll be left to make the trip back across the country on the northern route alone. I'm fortunate to have a good number of friends and family scattered along that route as well, so for me it sounds plenty entertaining.

Anyone else?

Let me know if you need a charge in Phoenix in case you family/friends don't have a suitable outlet.
 

Beryl

Supporting Member
Supporting Member
Feb 19, 2015
681
232
South of Houston
My three 2016 trips:

Houston to Denver & back with stops in between

Houston to Brownsville (pick up niece and nephew) to Riverside to Anaheim/Disney Land to Brownsville to Houston

Houston to Richmond & Back
 

felixtb

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Jan 14, 2011
692
110
Lausanne, CH
the first long trip will be between Lausanne and Stockholm next summer. considering i think i will not have mine until early 2016......
 

Gzrgmr

Member
Feb 26, 2015
46
3
Greenville, SC
Visit my son in Jackson Mississippi.......No Wait, there is a big hole in the supercharger map centering on Mississippi. Which will come first, the X or the Supercharger!
 

Hugh Mannity

Mediocre Member
Jul 31, 2014
1,349
806
Calgary, AB
the timing should be just about right to take delivery before my buddies wedding in the spring, so drive from calgary to belleville, ontario all superchargers, (assuming the supercharger build out map comes to fruition), about 3500 km, cant wait!
 

vandacca

ReActive Member
Oct 13, 2014
3,371
2,203
Hamilton
Hope to take the family from Toronto to Quebec City (actually Mont Ste Anne) and back for March break 2016. I might just get it in time. The Chateau Mont Ste Anne has 2 Tesla HPWC installed about a year ago!

Been talking ad nauseum about this mystery BEV SUV I'll be getting. I don't think they really believe me that it exists (or soon to exist). Everyone just smiles and nods their heads for the past 3 years whenever I talk about it. It better come soon because I just noticed the mental hospital phone number on speed dial.
 
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Saxena

Member
Jan 9, 2011
183
49
Timing should be about right for our first Model X road trip to be from Seattle to the Bay Area for the 2016 TMC Connect :)
 

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