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Old 03-12-2008, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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I was considering putting this question in Travel or Recreation Forums but Politics many more readers.

How will your summer be effected by gasoline prices in the $4 or $5 per gallon range?

Our household will simply have to stop recreational driving or going to see relatives. I am actually going to buy a very used motorcycle for my short commute to the bus stop because it will get about 50 mpg instead of 25 or 15 my automobiles provide. We had planned an extensive recreation and real estate investigation trip to New Mexico this summer but with these fuel prices (including increased airline fares) we simply will not be able to justify the expense.
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Old 03-12-2008, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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No changes planned.
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Old 03-12-2008, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Greatday - I expected that response from you. I guess fuel expenses are inconsequential considering your income. Good for you.
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Old 03-12-2008, 08:18 AM
 
Location: NJ/NY
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No changes here either, but it does mean I will be saving less money, so it's not inconsequential.
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Old 03-12-2008, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Southern New Jersey
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None at all; I'm still going to make the 70 mile trek to the beach every other weekend in my SUV.
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Old 03-12-2008, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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Greatday - I expected that response from you. I guess fuel expenses are inconsequential considering your income. Good for you.
Don't misunderstand - I don't like paying these higher prices. But, I'm not one to stop doing what I want to do - life is too short for that.

We have plans with the Grandkids this summer - and that is important to us.

Heck - one or two less Big Macs to offset the higher costs won't hurt
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Old 03-12-2008, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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No changes. I can still walk to the pool!

I've travelled the world and been to 48 different states and every major city in the U.S., so at this point in my life, I have little desire to travel anyway. Other than work travel by plane, I probably won't stray more than 15 miles from home all summer.
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Old 03-12-2008, 08:53 AM
 
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I was considering putting this question in Travel or Recreation Forums but Politics many more readers.

How will your summer be effected by gasoline prices in the $4 or $5 per gallon range?

Our household will simply have to stop recreational driving or going to see relatives. I am actually going to buy a very used motorcycle for my short commute to the bus stop because it will get about 50 mpg instead of 25 or 15 my automobiles provide. We had planned an extensive recreation and real estate investigation trip to New Mexico this summer but with these fuel prices (including increased airline fares) we simply will not be able to justify the expense.
I'm buying a 2nd home currently with plans to move (out of state). We were planning on travelling back and forth for vacations, slowly moving stuff, but it looks like we're going to need to move sooner, putting the original home on the market for sale.
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Old 03-12-2008, 08:58 AM
 
Location: America
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I was considering putting this question in Travel or Recreation Forums but Politics many more readers.

How will your summer be effected by gasoline prices in the $4 or $5 per gallon range?

Our household will simply have to stop recreational driving or going to see relatives. I am actually going to buy a very used motorcycle for my short commute to the bus stop because it will get about 50 mpg instead of 25 or 15 my automobiles provide. We had planned an extensive recreation and real estate investigation trip to New Mexico this summer but with these fuel prices (including increased airline fares) we simply will not be able to justify the expense.
your plan sounds very similiar to mine as far as the motorcycle, taking public transport etc.

Heck higher gas means higher food prices too so that also is going to cut down on me going out to eat and also what I buy to eat.
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Old 03-12-2008, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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your plan sounds very similiar to mine as far as the motorcycle, taking public transport etc.

Heck higher gas means higher food prices too so that also is going to cut down on me going out to eat and also what I buy to eat.
I've noticed food prices going up. The other day I grabbed a box of breakfast bars and noticed the price was $4! No thanks.
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