Thanks everyone for the feedback! I'm cautiously optimistic... firstly that the Tesla actually arrives before we leave (scheduled for late Aug/Sept, and we leave on the 15th of Sept), and second that the traffic down shouldn't be too bad. Leaving DC on a Thursday, stopping off to meet some friends and charge in Richmond, and then continuing on to Norfolk seems like the best option. Coming back on a Sunday afternoon is probably going to be ass, but so it goes. Hopefully mid-september, things have calmed down a bit...? (I know, I know. I just need to delude myself.) Mrjwen, link to the DC group? I shall! Mostly to save the GF from my incessant Teslarants.