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Have Gas Prices Impacted Your Holiday Weekend Plans?

According to AAA, climbing gas prices have caused a dip in Memorial Day weekend driving traffic, and it's the first time since 2002 that people have reported driving less this weekend than they did the year before. More Americans are opting to travel closer to home than they normally would or simply stay home. Have gas prices caused you to rethink your holiday weekend plans?


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KatieG KatieG 9 years
Gas prices are over $4 where I live. I read an article on Moneylicious about why gas prices are so high and now at least I understand what's happening. Based on that article, I don't think they're going down any time soon.
xrawk_starrx xrawk_starrx 9 years
Gas is $3.84 where I live. But I didn't go anywhere.
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
nah - i wasn't planning to go anywhere anyway - so it didn't make a difference to me on how high gas is now. ...although it's getting a bit out of hand.
fuzzles fuzzles 9 years
skigurl, Great point on the cruise control. And driving 55 mph can save quite a bit of change as well. Hard to do, but effective. Besides, when I get the inevitable bird fingers from other drivers, if gives me the opportunity to blow them a kiss and wave! ;)
skigurl skigurl 9 years
road tripping is one of my favorite activities, and i won't stop doing it, or visiting friends in other cities because of the price of gas however - spending $$ on gas seems like such a waste! as the price goes up, i feel sick to my stomach to be paying so much when i could be putting the funds to better use to counter, i take the bus to work now, but i will still take weekend trips, regardless...just maybe not as many, and i'm more religious with my cruise control!
syako syako 9 years
I agree with hex, out of principle I never travel on memorial day or labor day weekends. Too many people, too much traffic, and overpriced hotels etc. Not worth it.
aistea311 aistea311 9 years
Yeah I kept it super local. I would have driven to the fam, but no way with these gas prices!
shanimalcracker shanimalcracker 9 years
Gas got to $4.19 for the cheap gas places around here. I wasn't really planning much for the long weekend, but I definitely did not plan to do anything in San Francisco (50 miles away) or anything because of gas.
hmcmcd hmcmcd 9 years
4.05 in my area, and that is just too much for me. I am honestly looking for a car with better gas mileage when this lease is over. I only get about 17mpg and that's just not enough anymore. We bbq'd at our house so we didn't have to drive anywhere but I agree with you Renees3 the food adds up!
snowbunny11 snowbunny11 9 years
We fit five people into a tiny saturn ion, but it worked out just fine.
Le-Luxe Le-Luxe 9 years
Gas in my area is $4.29. I mean really- that is insanity. Plus, driving a SUV makes it even more insane.
aleigh aleigh 9 years
no not really but gas is TOO damn high its more than milk is thats crazy,
RosaDilia RosaDilia 9 years
Most def!!! Gas near my house is $4.25 for regular!!!!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Kind of...
Iveenia Iveenia 9 years
In Switzerland it is very easy to travel with public transport - you can get ALMOST everywhere. So it is nice to travel by train and read a good book or listen to your iPod music or to talk to nice people... And you learn or you relax or you enjoy... In a car you have to take care permanently it is very tiring to drive for 3 or more hours to get to your destination especially in a country which is so vivid - i.e. shape of the country is so versatile...
hex913 hex913 9 years
I have never made plans to travel during Memorial Day Weekend because there are so many people on the road. I like to stay home and relax, instead.
Megatron Megatron 9 years
I am the same way, I was not planning on going anywhere in the first place, but if I had been, gas prices totally would have been a factor.
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
I'm having a BBQ at my house so it's not a big deal. I'll tell you though, I've spent a bundle on food already!
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