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Unread 05-02-2011, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Heading to the NW, 4 sure.
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Default Are the rising gas prices affecting your lifestyle here in NM?

Since we live about 45 miles from the any gas stations, we are now trying only to go to "town" if we have multiple errands(doctor appt, shopping, etc) and planning on all day trips. We do have to make the big drive to Abq., once a month for doctor's and medical treatments and try and maybe make it a overnight stay to get other needs done

We are not now going to be able to go fishing, exploring etc. as we had hoped to do.
Many areas of NM we wanted to visit this summer, but it look's like that will not happen.

Also, we thought we were going to have visitor's this summer, nix on that also.

The gas prices must be starting to make a problem for the ranchers who also live out in the rural areas and need fuel for farming etc.

Wonder what would happen if no one drove for 1 or 2 days

Happy trails,HW
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Unread 05-02-2011, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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Used to go and travel once a month even if it was for a day to go shopping but now I cant be bothered with the distance and cost involved. I usedt o make a point of spending my cash in NM but the closest big town is in Texas so I now go there when Ihave to leave town.

My new plan is to get up enough experience to get a new job closer to a big town or city out of NM. Living in the sticks has lost all of its appeal as its not affordable to leave anymore, mkaing the place more and more depressing each day.
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Unread 05-02-2011, 03:47 PM
 
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We always try to run errands in one trip.

However, gas prices will not stop us from taking some driving trips this summer.
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Unread 05-02-2011, 03:54 PM
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Economics says; increased cost for a commodity drives the production up and the cost drives the demand down. When it becomes too expensive and is in great supply, the cost will drop.

That being said, I'm looking for $5/gal fuel by the end of the month which will make summer mtb travel more expensive, but I will still go.
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Unread 05-02-2011, 04:08 PM
 
Location: ROTTWEILER & LAB LAND (HEAVEN)
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How much is gas in NM (average) ?
We haven't take a vaca in 18 years. We are driving from Midwest thru MO, KS, CO & finally south to NM for a well deserved vaca. Can't wait.
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Unread 05-02-2011, 05:01 PM
 
Location: NM
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Well... We had planned on going westward and camping with the whole family.. not gonna do that!

We had also thought about going home to NC this year... we normally drive.. so nope.. not gonna do that!

We also make mini trips to Lubbock or Amarillo TX... nope.. havent left Clovis in a long time!

Nothing good friends and tasty drinks cant solve!
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Unread 05-02-2011, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Sacramento Mtns of NM
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A single lady friend of mine just bought a motor home for much less than it could have been purchased for not too long ago.

I've been watching each summer as gas prices have risen to see if there is noticeable impact on the numbers of tourists coming to the tourist towns in the Sacramento Mtns, and as yet haven't seen that it's slowed tourists down any. Perhaps those from nearby areas come here instead of taking longer trips, thereby offsetting the ones who don't come at all because of gas cost.

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Unread 05-02-2011, 06:57 PM
 
Location: New Mexico USA
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Originally Posted by Sillypups View Post
How much is gas in NM (average) ?
We haven't take a vaca in 18 years. We are driving from Midwest thru MO, KS, CO & finally south to NM for a well deserved vaca. Can't wait.
In Albuquerque you can get gas for about $3.61 to $3.72.

ADDED: I just remembered Gas Buddy, check this out: http://gasbuddy.com/



Rich
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Unread 05-03-2011, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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Tis $3.85 here and rising :S
Living in the middle of nowhere used to be great, the peace and quiet and general cost of living was pretty low. Now its impossible to live in a place like this ...
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Unread 05-03-2011, 09:59 AM
Status: "Will be taking a little time off soon" (set 4 days ago)
 
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Though not a New Mexico resident (used to be one), I've had to cut my visits in half from four to two. I have friends in the Albuquerque, Edgewood, Tucumcari, and Roswell areas so I kind of "make the circuit". By the time I get back to the house from NM I've spent $150 to $175 in gasoline for the trip.


Gas in my area is $3.77 a gallon.
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