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    I am curious if any of your plans this summer are now changing with the increasing gas prices? I know it happens every year…but…when making plans, did you account for the higher prices? Are you going anyway? Are you going just as far or staying closer? Are you not going at all? I’m curious as to what all of your opinions are…sound off (or not) about gas prices!!?? Thanks for your time…

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    gas prices have played a factor but is not the sole reason for not going far on vacation. It would certainly help if it didn’t cost 600 just to make it to the coast.

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    Quote by: ghillie

    I am curious if any of your plans this summer are now changing with the increasing gas prices? I know it happens every year…but…when making plans, did you account for the higher prices? Are you going anyway? Are you going just as far or staying closer? Are you not going at all? I’m curious as to what all of your opinions are…sound off (or not) about gas prices!!?? Thanks for your time…

    Not a consideration. I am self employed and work about 50 weeks a year at 50+ hours per week. My wife has to remind me to take the time off. The last thing that I am going to worry about is the price of gas. I have three trips planned to Chicago and a trip to Table Rock as well.

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    Still ~$1.50 less/gal than they were last year. As long as its below $3 than I won’t worry too much……….when you think about it, relative to the price of nice equipment, boats, and trucks, gas is a small cost.

    Matt

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    Gas is cheap. Have you priced a bottle of water at our state rest areas($1.75)?

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    Gas prices suck, but I just have to remind myself how bad they were and I get over it quickly. Besides, it really isn’t that much more in the big picture. My wife’s Envoy gets about 17mpg on the interstate. Our family cabin is aproximately 500 miles from our house so it is 1000 miles round trip. That means we use about 59 gallons of gas for the entire trip. If gas is even as high as last summer around $4/gallon the trip’s gas would be about $236. Even if gas dropped down to around $175/gallon the trip would still cost $103. Right now gas is around $2.20/gallon so it would currently cost about $130. So worst case scenario from best to worst would be $133 difference. $133 is not pocket change, but I can’t understand why anyone would let that amount determine whether or not they take a once a year summer vacation or not. Now assume that it stays around what it is now, you are only talking about maybe a $30-$40 difference. I am actually incredibly happy with where we are at for gas prices. If we could keep prices where they are right now forever I would be incredibly happy.
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    I just buy less stuff and add more to gas budget. Long as it stays under $3.00 I’ll keep fishing every chance I get. Once I get the ‘honey do’ list under control :mrgreen:

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    It’s not the price of gas($2.15). It’s the fact that we do not have a job & the economy is in the crapper. Also if you are retired, depending on S. S. & intrest income from savings. The intrest is less than half what it was & half the savinge are gone.

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    Gas is cheap. Have you priced a bottle of water at our state rest areas($1.75)?

    Forget the water! Have you priced a bottle of Crown Royal lately?

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    crown royal equals bad hang over ughhh but god that stuff is so smooth ha ha give me a windsor and coke its cheap and still tastee… ha ha but the gas prices are ok in my book just as long as it stays under 2.50 a gallon im ok with it

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    Thanks for the responses! I’m always interested to hear what people think. Especially for those whom are having a difficult time with things now (ie: fixed income, etc.) So the price of gas has increased about what, 40 cents in the last month or so..where to you all think it will peak? I see some of you are watching it…when will enough, be enough to change your plans? It does suck that every year prices go up. I understand the summertime blend, but wasn’t that for California? I also understand that rigs go off line in the summer as well, thus decreasing production. Boy, money really does make the world go round!

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    lets see fixed income ya thats me work as a used car salesmen girlfreind just finished college with a degree in police science now is working on finding a job in that feild she worked full time all they way through school as a security guard at the local casino live in a 2 bedroom apartment 600 dollars a month. truck payment… all we do is priortize things on what we need to spend money on only eat out about 1 or twice every 2 weeks her car is a 2005 ponitac sunfire good gas milage my truck 99 chevy z71 gas guzler but we make things work out…

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    Like many have already said they are night and day different from last summer and the so called “experts” say they won’t get as high this summer, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed. I think one thing we need to keep in mind is that they are something we’ll have to deal with so there isn’t much use in complaining about it, at this pt. unfortunately we just have to deal with it and take it up the rear. just my .02

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    We try to cut down on wasteful driving but really gas prices are what they are and I don’t spend much time worrying about it or being one who wastes a dime of gas to drive across town and fill up for a nickel less. When the tank is empty I just fill up. No, I will not let it stop me from heading to Canada this year nor any other. I will pawn something off before that day comes.

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