Is Gas affecting yout travel?

United States
June 3, 2008 10:41pm CST
Are gas prices affecting your travel plans this summer? I am really worried how bad the gas prices are going to get before it gets any better. They are predicting that if we have a hurricain this season that the price of has could rise to 6.00 a gallon. I do not know about you, but if it hits that high, it is going to be a long time before my daughter gets to see her grandparents in person. I am glad we use a webcam! I am so worried that it is going to get that high and be restricted to only going to town for necessities. I am really sad that we live 8 miles from a grocery store! I am glad we decided to grow a garden this summer!
2 responses
@nicholejade (2430)
• Canada
4 Jun 08
It has not and will not affect how the fiance and I drive. We do the things that we want and we are not going to let something like gas prices affect us. We do the normal upkeep of our vehicle to get the most out of our gas mileage and we know that the gas prices are not going to go down. We do however are happier that the roads are alot quieter and alot easier to go through thats for sure. The world is always going to be in demand of fuel and for everyone to complain about it is just ridiculous already. If you want something done about it do something about it then.
• United States
6 Jun 08
Interesting, what do you propose that I can do about it as an individual consumer?
• Canada
6 Jun 08
As an individual you are not going to be able to do much about it unless you stop driving altogether. For a nation stop buying fuel from the 2 biggest companies Shell and Esso. I am not talking about a day here and a day here. You have to be ready for the long haul and it's not going to happen over night. Gradually you will start seeing the prices come down. If we all did this it would be alot easier for everyone. As well when people start seeing the decrease in gas prices don't go there till you see the rest of the fuel companies going down.
@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
4 Jun 08
Yes the price is affecting my travels. I have a gas guzzler and haven't put gas in it for over a month and a half. I do all of my running around when my husband gets home from work because his employer pays for his gas. I worry that if gas gets much higher they will stop paying for his gas or they will just lay off their staff. My husband is an outside salesman and drives almost 1,000 miles a week. If they made him pay for his own fuel I would have to make him quit lol. We live in the city and we are close to a grocery store but I did plant a garden this year just to offset the higher food prices. Did you know that they expect food to rise another nine percent this year? I have a stockpile that I started a little while ago, and if I didn't have that I would be more concerned than I am. I use a lot of coupons and if I can get an item free or close to free with the coupon I get it. Hopefully with a new president we will get some much need relief at the pumps!