It's very cool to know that others are also benefitting from this thread!
Left Seattle this morning and heading to Corte Madera CA (north of San Francisco).
Found that all McDonalds have free wifi so just stopped to do some catching up. Of course I had to buy something. Had the first Sausage McMuffin of my life. And the "Senior Coffee."
After being hooked to electric for two days at an RV park and getting fully charged, spent a week in West Seattle. Though I only had sun for a couple of days, was in a mostly open space and the battery did great. When I left this morning, it was down to 11.9 but the sun was coming out and am sure it would have charged right back up.
Bill (of "Bill & Peggy" above) came by and went back home to get his air compressor because I thought my Tahoe tires were low but all was fine. So great to meet Bill & Peggy--if you're reading this, Bill, hope to see you on the Forum (so many knowledgeable and generous members to answer any questions and offer support!) and thanks for everything!
Continuing to love my Escape and I don't think I have ever slept as well as I do in my little cocoon!