March 5, 2016
Thank you all for joining us on our road trip to Harbor Inn yesterday! I think we're going to call the official count fifteen cars.
I enjoyed getting a chance to visit with most of you at the Harbor Inn, and was impressed that my car, traveling at the designated pace car's appointed speed (more or less) could still be passed like it's standing still!
And then lunch -- so variable that some people had awesome meals and others had food and service so bad, we can only hope that some day we can look back at it an laugh.
We learned a lot -- we know how to mitigate the service problem that seems endemic at nice, rural restaurants. It was foolish of us to trust the chef's assurances that he had everything under control.
I think we'll also minimize the times we use multiple starting points. It adds to the complexity and wound up reducing the amount of time we got to spend together.
Your comments on what you liked & didn't like about the trip, and your suggestions for what we can do for future trips is much appreciated. We received ten responses to our post-event survey. We’ll use them to improve future events! Survey Results
Assuming Tesla actually begins construction, I think the next road trip should be to Sulphur Springs (my guess is sometime this summer). It's a lovely town that it appears that most of you haven't been to yet. You won't be disappointed!
Join us for a road trip and a group lunch at the Harbor Inn on the shores of Richland Chambers Lake. Owned by Chef Andreas Kotsifos, the restaurant features good food and great wines at reasonable prices. After lunch, we will have an optional stop at the Russell Stover candy store in Corsicana on our way home to shop for some post-Valentine closeout candy. The Tesla Supercarger at Collin Stret Bakery in Corsicana is 2.5 miles from Russell Stover Candy and 17 miles from The Harbor Inn.
The restaurant is offering their full lunch menu and separate checks. Vegetarian options will be available.
PLEASE let us know how many of you are coming so that we can let the restaurant prepare for the onslaught of Teslas.
We have two starting points to make joining us from the East & West sides of the Metroplex easy!
Coming from the West Side? We will meet at Starbucks, 3321 East California Pkwy (I-20 service road), in Forest Hill, TX. We will depart promptly at 10 a.m. after a short briefing.
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Coming from the East Side? Meet us at Starbucks, 1198 Dallas Highway, Waxahachie, TX. We will depart promptly at 11:00 a.m. after a short briefing.
The route is simple: Straight down US 287 South, but we do have a cue sheet to download anyway.