47 million people on the roads this week in the USA...

United States
November 23, 2015 6:55am CST
...and I am glad I won't be one of them! Lot of people who have not taken a Thanksgiving road trip to Grand-mom's house in years will be dong so this year. Why? One reason is the price of gas. It has not been as low as it is now in many years. One reason is the price of gas. In our area gas has dropped 11 cent in the past week. Prices are 65 cents a gallon cheaper than this time a year ago. People are feeling good about traveling by car while long lines at security checks at the airports and the threat of terrorism makes driving a better option than flying. I am not a flyer and have no reason or desire to fly. Whatever your mode of transportation, be safe! Drive carefully and keep an eye on those other 47 million people you will be sharing the roads with.
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• Minneapolis, Minnesota
23 Nov 15
You changed your profile picture , you didnt like the sunflower ?
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• United States
23 Nov 15
I did but the vote was for this one to come back.
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• Minneapolis, Minnesota
23 Nov 15
@AbbyGreenhill It is nice to see your smiling face again ;-)
• United States
23 Nov 15
@Castlerock34 LOL, thanks I appreciate that.
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@Jessicalynnt (47872)
• Centralia, Missouri
23 Nov 15
gas is lovely here, I am not though, 12 hours one way. I might at Christmas though
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• United States
23 Nov 15
I used to worry about weather patterns at Christmas. Many times we left Jersey to head home and ran into horrible snow storms in VA.
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• Centralia, Missouri
23 Nov 15
@AbbyGreenhill I agree, I just happen to have a lot more time then.
@PhredWreck (6051)
23 Nov 15
I couldn't believe seeing gas for $1.729 a gallon yesterday...but then, I saw diesel for $2.499 at the same station, and it used to be much cheaper than gas until diesel cars and pickups started becoming popular. I'm lucky, I only have a 5 mile drive to make on Thanksgiving. Won't have to battle traffic.
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• United States
23 Nov 15
Yup, all those diesel lovers are cursing now aren't they. I only have to walk from this room to the kitchen, which could be dangerous come to think of it. They say most accidents happen within 25 miles from home, so I guess everyone should drive 26 miles just to be safe LOL!
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@LadyDuck (157411)
• Switzerland
23 Nov 15
I am glad that it's not a holiday in Europe, it's a dark moment now to travel, very dangerous.
• United States
23 Nov 15
I think its dangerous here also.
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@LadyDuck (157411)
• Switzerland
23 Nov 15
@AbbyGreenhill Yes, we went to the Mexico border when we visited San Diego, but did not cross the border.
• Jacksonville, Florida
23 Nov 15
I am not going to be traveling this year either. I did hear that a TON of people will be traveling though so I am praying for safe travels for those who will be going somewhere.
• United States
23 Nov 15
And I hope they wear seatbelts and don't text/talk/eat while driving.
@amadeo (65895)
• United States
23 Nov 15
they have to be very careful with more motorist on the road.Stay Safe
@marlina (73884)
• Canada
23 Nov 15
That is a lot of people to be on the roads for the holiday. I just hope they won't be drinking and driving.