How much stuff are the gas prices keeping you from doing?

@lilybug (21145)
United States
April 8, 2008 11:00am CST
With the price of gas rising so much people are now doing things that they would normally do because they can't afford it. What type of things are you unable to do because of the rise in gas prices?
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@dandj929 (424)
• United States
8 Apr 08
I drive a Jeep Grand Cherokee Loredo and it is terrible on gas. I would give anything to have my old car back (I used to have a VW Golf but sold it when I was pregnant because I thought it was too small). I drive to drop my daughter off at my brother-in-law's then drive to work then back to get my daughter and then home. Maybe I'll stop a store but only if it's on the way. Gas prices here in CT are through the roof and it takes over $60 to fill my tank. This summer we won't be traveling like we used to. We would normally take our camper and hitch to my Jeep and go camping spur of of the moment but it causes my Jeep to go through even more gas. My hubby has a small Hyundai so we might just stick to taking short day trips in his car which is much better on gas.
@lilybug (21145)
• United States
8 Apr 08
I drive a Sable and it only gets around 20 MPG. It takes me about $40 to fill the tank up if I let it get down to empty which I try not to do.
@julievy (595)
• United States
8 Apr 08
We had planned on going to Tennessee to an event at the end of this month, but have decided to skip that trip. I can't justify the cost of driving down there for just a one day event. If it was lasting several days then we would go anyway. Yesterday I got my bike out of the barn. As soon as the mud dries up I'm going to start biking when I go into town for groceries, or banking or the post office (about 10 miles round trip) My car gets about 21 mpg, so that will save me about 15 gallons of gas a month, or $50 at current prices. That will buy a couple bags of groceries.
@lilybug (21145)
• United States
8 Apr 08
How much groceries can you get when riding the bike? Good luck with your plan to save money on gas. For me to get to the store and back would be about 25 miles. I don't think I could make it on a bike.
@luvstochat (6914)
• United States
8 Apr 08
We usually take our kids to see my husbands grandparents in the summer. They lived about 300 miles away. Sadly his grandpa passed away last summer but we were still going to to see his grandma but with the price of gas we just can't afford to travel that far now.
@lilybug (21145)
• United States
8 Apr 08
That would be about $50 in gas around here. It is a shame that she lives so far a way.