I was really looking forward to taking our first trip in the Model X. Not a huge trip - easy LA - Las Vegas jaunt...here are some of my "deep thoughts" from our first multi-stop trip. In the past my door-to-door from the burbs of LA to Vegas took about 3.5 hours. That's usually with a quick pit stop for bathroom and gas. This time...well - the charging stops in Barstow and in Baker (I didn't want to risk getting to baker on 6% charge) took about 6. Stopped in Barstow for a quick charge just to make sure I got to baker with a decent reserve - traffic to Vegas can be unpredictable not to mention a lot of uphill climb in 118 degree temps. Really wish that Superchargers were located in a more "convenient" place - instead the Barstow chargers are in the far corner of the far corner of an obscure hotel parking lot next to Chili's. Taking the trip with 2 kids - sitting in the car wasn't an option. So we schlepped in 118 degree heat to the outlets to use the potty - a really inconvenient walk through a car-wash and over the bushes to get to the road. Baker supercharger is really big - shaded by immense solar panels. But also in the most remote area of an already deserted by the devil himself desert landscape. This is where we wanted to recharge to at least 80% to get to Vegas with a decent reserve for a few runs. That took about an hour - again sitting in a car not an option with kids - so schlepped again to Mad Greeks for some gyros - at least a third-mile walk. The temperature on the world's largest rectal thermometer showed 116 - probably broken because it felt like devil's taint. We made it to Sin City with about 30% reserve - enough to go to a restaurant and back. So - the whole thing made me miss the quick squirt of gas and be on the road in 5 minutes paradigm from just months past. I know, I know - I'll hear from some of you about that sentiment for sure. I really wish that the charging was faster and/or that chargers were in areas more populated and frequented by human beings instead of lizards and tumbleweed. For reference, another SC on that stretch is in Yermo, with the Eddie World candy shop - as if I'm not a masochist enough to drive with kids to Vegas - much less with a sugar rush. Really not looking forward to the trip back because of the extended stay experience that is charging on the road - especially in those locations. I'm sure that elsewhere there are SC's that are within civilized areas of the country - some I hear even have wifi and lounges...but for the LA-Vegas trip - next time I think I'll fly and fully recharge with free peanuts on Southwest flight. Heading up to San Francisco in the fall - let's see if that's any better.