We should be receiving our new Tesla in November. I currently drive an Escape Hybrid 4x4. We often like to take a little road trip in December from our home in Mill Creek, WA to Leavenworth to see the Christmas lights. This year that trip may be done in the Tesla. I've logged hundreds of thousands of miles in road trips, but the Tesla is unique, and I'm having some difficulty picturing what the trip might be like. If anyone has advice for me around the questions below, I'd love to hear it. evtripplanner.com says the route is just about 100 miles, and would average 250-370 WH/M depending on weather, but it only calculates to about 52F. It's not too unusual for the weather to be in the 20s when we've done this trip before; how can I expect that to affect my energy use (pack heater, cabin heater, snow on road, etc)? I assume from my quick checking that I'll need to top-up the battery somewhere along the line, particularly if we do any destination driving. Is it better to take a charge along the way, or count on a long charge while parked in Leavenworth? If we charge in Leavenworth, what's the recommended strategy/etiquette? Should we find a place to plug in, park, and then spend our day strolling around town? Or should I calculate just how little charge I can get away with, and re-park as soon as possible? Does the desire to preheat the car before we leave change that at all? We may be taking another couple and their toddler with us. The rear seat is certainly wide enough for the two of them and their daughter's carseat, but I wonder if they'll be comfortable heat-wise (we did not order the rear seat heaters). I know that eventually I'll get the hang of this all-electric stuff, but the winter holidays are when we do a lot of travelling, and I want to learn as much as I can the "easy way".