Nice! Only 164 miles to Lafayette, IN SpC.
Is this the first SpC actually ON a petrol station property? A technicality perhaps.
This reportedly is a single station (10 employees) and not part of a chain.
I posted that while on the road and couldn't get the pics to take, Then I forgot it. I'll try again later, back on the road ---
So, we never let our kids get close to that thing because it looked like you could get proximity tetnus just by being around it. But a cool picture of equipment to be sure. Are you saying they are going to build a playground there now? Because that would be an even more awesome charging stop.I had a funny incident at this charger today. Figured I'd share:
3 weeks ago, my wife and I charged here. We were driving back from dropping our daughter off at camp in Michigan. It wasn't meal time, and we were killing time by walking around. A few hundred feet from the chargers, there's a vacant lot that had an abandoned piece of playground equipment in it. It was a slide, built like a rocket ship, probably from the 60s or 70s. Pretty striking, standing alone in the field. I took a picture of it.
I'm on my way back to pick up my daughter now. Charged at Effingham again today, and the rocket was gone! Looks like somebody cut off all the supports with a torch.
There's a sort of conference center / banquet hall that probably owns the field that the rocket sat on. I wandered into their office and asked about it. I was hoping it hadn't just been removed for scrap. Turns out that it was bought by a couple who are building a playground for a children's hospital in Kansas City. It seemed like a happy ending to me. I mentioned that I noticed it while wandering around and waiting for my car to charge. The folks in the office said "Yeah, the son of the couple who bought it drives a Tesla, too. That's how they found it in the first place."
Small world! And... if the guy who spotted the rocket reads this post, please reply! It would be a really great end to the story.
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So, we never let our kids get close to that thing because it looked like you could get proximity tetnus just by being around it. But a cool picture of equipment to be sure. Are you saying they are going to build a playground there now? Because that would be an even more awesome charging stop.