I had set the wall adapter to charge the car as slowly as possible the night before. I don't know if this actually matters, but I have never charged the car to 100% before, and wanted to put as little stress on the battery for this first trip. It ended up taking around 10 hours to charge, but I could have done it in 3 or 4 hours if I maxed out my Tesla Wall Adapter. You may also notice that when I charged in Leavenworth, I added 30% capacity to the battery, and I returned home at the end of the day with 43% capacity. This means I did not need to charge the car at all that day, and I could have either completed this trip on a single charge; meaning I could have saved $3 by charging at home compared to using the charger in Leavenworth. Alternatively, I could have charged the battery to 80%, and put less wear and tear on the battery by not charging to 100%. So, it turns out this trip, which apparently a lot of people think is too long for a day trip,
In hindsight, I think I should choose a slightly more challenging route for a road trip in preparation for our cross country journey. Maybe something with an overnight stay that requires stopping to charge in both directions to reach our destination. We also primarily drove 2 lane highways for this trip, and I've heard that Interstate highway travel uses more battery. So, until the next phase in my electric car journey, I will go back and plan something.
One final note about the driving experience. As I commented to my wife at one point, the Tesla pretty much drove itself on Basic Autopilot for the entire trip. I had my hand on the wheel, and there were 2 or 3 disengagements where I didn't like the way the car was handling some of the sharper turns, and I often found myself uncomfortable with how close to the center line the Tesla would drive. I am confident it was just keeping the car centered in the lane, but I do prefer hugging the outside line when going 60mph on a 2 lane road; I just don't trust the other people to stay on their side that much. However, the basic autopilot functionality did surprisingly well on those curvy mountain highways.
So, that's all for now. I will start planning for a longer road trip, but I'm really starting to feel good about this cross country trip!