ghillieParticipantMay 18, 2009 at 6:28 pmPost count: 105
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…KidIcarusParticipantMay 18, 2009 at 7:01 pmPost count: 258JefroParticipantMay 18, 2009 at 7:21 pmPost count: 1978
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.matt gParticipantMay 18, 2009 at 7:26 pmPost count: 821Mr. PikeParticipantMay 18, 2009 at 7:59 pmPost count: 441nater3ParticipantMay 18, 2009 at 8:11 pmPost count: 2038
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.
NateslugandlumpParticipantMay 18, 2009 at 8:18 pmPost count: 858flyfishrParticipantMay 18, 2009 at 8:50 pmPost count: 1448jrockerParticipantMay 18, 2009 at 10:57 pmPost count: 1666bowtech777ParticipantMay 18, 2009 at 11:02 pmPost count: 588ghillieParticipantMay 18, 2009 at 11:18 pmPost count: 105
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!bowtech777ParticipantMay 18, 2009 at 11:35 pmPost count: 588
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…nwhawkParticipantMay 19, 2009 at 12:09 amPost count: 765
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 .02r.spurgeonParticipantMay 19, 2009 at 1:46 amPost count: 69
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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