Our 2013 "Summer Of Road Trips, Electrified!" continues! We've gone East as far as Coeur d'alene, Idaho, as far north as Quadra Island BC and as far west as Port Angeles WA. Now for the big plunge south, 2,000 miles round trip to Santa Cruz, CA via Sacramento! Every year we drive down to visit family in Sacramento, this year it's going to be emission free! We've put 7,500 miles on our S so far and have become accustom to charging on route but could definitely use some help figuring out the best places to charge. The challenge is that the SC network is not up yet and Tesla does not yet offer a CHAdeMO adapter for the dozens of DC Quick Chargers we will pass along the way in WA and Oregon that make up the West Coast Green Highway http://www.westcoastgreenhighway.com/WAelectrichighways.htm. OH what I would give for a CHAdeMO adapter, it would cut many hours of public charging out of the trip, even allow us the option of going down the Oregon Coast for part of the trip. Tom Saxton has been very helpful in providing me with links to trip reports: -1,823-Mile Oregon Coast Tesla Road Trip: http://www.saxton.org/tom_saxton/2012/07/ev-road-trip-ca-2012.html -How To Plan A Road Trip: http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showthread.php/13678-How-to-plan-a-road-trip-how-long-will-it-take - The Tesla Highway: https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF&msa=0&msid=213359050108102131982.00048cca5f440e03b1fe4 I am planning on hitting virtually every 70A charger along the way. it looks like I will be making these stops: 1. Centralia WA Burgerville 818 Harrison Ave Centralia, WA 98531 (360) 736-5212 2. Portland OR World Trade Center parking garage 56 Southwest Taylor Street, Portland, OR 3. Eugene Or Sequential Biofuels 86714 McVay Hwy Eugene, OR 97405 (541) 736-5864 4.Canyonville, OR Seven Feathers Truck and Travel Center 130 Creekside Rd Canyonville, OR 97417 (541) 839-3110 5.Comfort Inn 1804 Fort Jones Road Yreka, CA 96097 (530) 842-1612 6. Berry Patch restaurant, 900 Newville Road, orland ca 7. Folsom (after an overnight in Sacramento with the CA family) 8. Gilroy the tricky part is going to be figuring out how long we need to charge at each spot given how weighed down the car is with a family of four, all the luggage and our dog. the weather, AC use and elevation gain all add to the equation. We plan to take 2 days each way. Preparations include having borrowed a Roadster HPC to Tesla S adapter and having gathered up all the Tesla UMC adapters. We have also gotten the hatch heavily tinted to reduce solar heating for the kids in the jump seats... it was unbearable before, now it's manageable, at least so far this summer... thinking of adding a fan as well. If anyone who has made it over the passes in Southern OR/Northern CA in a Model S can help with what SOC level is needed to get from the HPC in Canyonville to the HPC in Yreka it would be appreciated. any other general tips would be appreciated as well. The trip is complicated by having a 2 year old and a 4 year old in the car... we will have a fine balance to break between getting where we need to go efficiently and needing to take breaks, not always where there are 70A chargers... We have not decided where to stay over night but typically have made it to Roseburg OR. It would be nice to wake up to a full charge.