tstaton wrote:Thanks again, Jim. I came to your area again yesterday (see the EV South facebook for my trip report). I drove passed Panera and the parking lot was jam packed - maybe too much for a gathering - however, I have been thinking 3 o'clock on some Sunday - maybe not a super busy time for them. I just want to park near each other in the parking lot , etc. I need to do more research as to where, when, if?nogajim wrote:I think Panera will work for me and I imagine most people won't be coming that far. Showing off is important!tstaton wrote: Thanks, Jim, I was in your area today. Went from East Athens to Buford (West Marine) and back. Got a boost from the Walgreens at Ga 20 and Old Peachtree (?).
You bring up a very good point as to a gathering. I just want a fun thing, but... charging on site would be a BIG help. I am hoping to make one or more of the EV South meetings at Manuels (with chargers). I am going further out each day (I guess like a bird leaving the nest ) I will keep you posted.
Getting a charging spot at Manuel's has worked pretty well so far. I can limp home without a charge, but an hour is a big help. I have offered to get off after an hour, but no one has taken me up on it yet. Another spot no too far off 316 on your way home is the Kroger on GA20:
http://www.recargo.com/sites/7185 . It will be even nicer when they get the overpass done.
Thanks for the Manuel's report - I want to try going. Also thanks for the Kroger tip - I was unaware that "Regency Center" or whatever the name, is a Kroger shopping area. I thought from the name it was some sort of private convention center or hotel that would not welcome visitors - thanks for clearing that up for me.
The Walgreens at Ga20 and Old Peachtree is very pleasant. The people are friendly and welcoming. Clean restroom. I always buy stuff to say "thanks". I always try to thank the management for letting me charge and for providing the service. The Walgreens over at 124? and Old P'tree? - not so good. I thought I saw a EVSE out back - was not. The man in the store ate sour grapes for breakfast. The restroom is on a code access lock. I was out of there. How can two Walgreens about 3 miles apart be so different? I really like the first one I mentioned.
A note to Walgreen's Corporate might be in order. See what their reply is and let us know.
Great that you make a point to complement good service and attitude when you experience it. Something I have been doing for so long I'm conditioned to it and feel like I'm out without my pants on when I don't!