Howard Johnson Express Athens
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... had already topped off our battery before we woke up this morning. Must not be too many Teslas here now as we've been on the charger all day.
A full charge tomorrow will be needed as we head out towards Charlotte, whose supercharger is actually a bit beyond the rated range though I've heard from other Tesla drivers that they have made the trip without a problem. We'll likely plan a stop in Greenville, SC and try out our first Chademo charger (this is the charging ...
... br> FYI - all the superchargers had good amenities (restaurants, shopping, etc) nearby but Baton Rouge was the best. A Trader Joe's and a Pei Wei were perfect for lunch and road snacks.
Blake enjoyed seeing his first (and 2nd, 3rd, 4th) supercharger as well as plugging it in a few times. Charged at a peak of about 345 miles/hr at each charger.
We didn't take time for sightseeing but did spot an alligator ...
... nearby and the area was renamed Harmony Grove. It continued to grow with trade. The arrival of the railroad, in September, 1876, which passed through the heart of Harmony Grove, had a huge impact on the town. Harmony Grove expanded in both directions alone the railroad lines. In 1904, it was reincorporated and renamed Commerce. Talk about an identity crisis, from the Native American name, Thamagua, to Groaning Rock, to ...
Today we had an early breakfast and off we drove towards Ellijay...except I took over the GPS and promptly got lost...around a town called Winder....drove around in a circle for awhile....we eventually we reached Amicalola Falls....it was a lovely day and the walk to the falls was pretty but not spectacular.....we also walked up to the lodge which is at the top ...
... which are just outside Athens... They ar stunning, and free a beautiful tropical greenhouse, a herb garden and a Physic garden... Then an international, flower, shade, native, an old fashioned settlers garden and a lovely group of sculptures at the visitor center. We could have stayed much longer. But as it was the end of the day we went to a converted garage called Teds for pizza, Happy Hour Beer at 2:50 and pizza... It's was nice as we could sit outside and people ...