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barbandwayne

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Posted: 02/25/12 10:41am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This was the year we were planning to see Niagra Falls, Grand Canyon, Utah, Colorado, etc. At 5 bucks a gallon we may be at the state park about 2 hours away. I'm thinking just park there for the summer-they do allow it-so our kids could use it too.

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Posted: 02/25/12 05:55pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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At 5 bucks a gallon we may be at the state park about 2 hours away.


At $5 a gallon, I'll be jumping for joy.
Although I have always been optimistic when everyone else was the other way, I see $6 a gallon this time although only as a short spike.

Sure hope I'm wrong.


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Posted: 02/25/12 06:08pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Four additional trips planned......all within 100 miles of home.


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We cancelled camping in N.C. and will drive car and stay in hotel. Hard to believe that this is actually cheaper than driving truck and fiver, but it is. I will not pay over $800 in gas just to get there and back.

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Have been doing a long trip (3K-8K miles) about every two years. Last year we did a little over 5K miles on a trip out west and averaging 11.8 mpg we spent $1,461 for diesel. This year we may just do our local Upper Peninsula with a little WI or MN tossed in with a touch of Ontario. That would still put us in the 2K+ mile range.

I would like to do a US-2 trip along the northern tier of states to WA, OR, and CA. Maybe this year would be better than next. ???

An old friend of mine that works for Hospice tells me that every (and she means EVERY!!!) person she works with says one of two things when talking about their life ---- "I'm glad I did" OR "I wish I would have." I don't want to be in a situation near the end of my life saying "I wish I would have." My wife and I are retired and we want to experience new things and see new places (or maybe even old places). It's hard to put a price on where we would draw the line relative to fuel prices.


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Posted: 02/25/12 08:12pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You do what you have to do.

Us? If fuel prices really become an issue for us we'll shorten up our trips.

Lots of great places in the Sierra Nevada's and Northern California that we can get to.


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For us, it looks like we'll probably take shorter trips just because I'm going to keep the motorhome on the west coast. Last fall, we toured all the way from California to Bar Harbor, ME, and back so no need to head east for a while.

We can cover the cost of fuel but I find it SO irritating as it's nothing but greed. Today, I'm at the Pechanga RV Resort in Temecula, CA, the casino gas station had regular for $4.32 and I drove down the street and bought it at Valero for the same price. When I came back to the resort, the casino gas station changed the price to $4.44 for reg. They didn't just get a load of fuel, they just marked up their existing tank, nothing but pure greed.

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Will be at Pechanga March 16 and will keep that in mind.

Might take on fuel in NV. before we get into CA. on the 15th.

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As my friend always says "money is just paper" & "it won't matter when you are gone". If it does indeed hit $5 a gallon, we probably will stay mostly local. I like to camp at state parks and would really like to camp in all of our Arkansas State Parks within the next couple of years.
I didn't buy the camper to sit in storage for years. I plan on using it regardless of the prices.
Last summer we made a run to Table Rock lake and stayed in their state park there....and just rented boats a couple of days and had an absolute blast. State parks have alot to offer!


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Parrothead Mike wrote:

Have been doing a long trip (3K-8K miles) about every two years. Last year we did a little over 5K miles on a trip out west and averaging 11.8 mpg we spent $1,461 for diesel. This year we may just do our local Upper Peninsula with a little WI or MN tossed in with a touch of Ontario. That would still put us in the 2K+ mile range.

I would like to do a US-2 trip along the northern tier of states to WA, OR, and CA. Maybe this year would be better than next. ???

An old friend of mine that works for Hospice tells me that every (and she means EVERY!!!) person she works with says one of two things when talking about their life ---- "I'm glad I did" OR "I wish I would have." I don't want to be in a situation near the end of my life saying "I wish I would have." My wife and I are retired and we want to experience new things and see new places (or maybe even old places). It's hard to put a price on where we would draw the line relative to fuel prices.

Well said Mike!
Oh you might want to go thru the north side of Superior for an unforgettable experience. Love it there and at the canyon and the Amethist mines and so much more. Really neat compared to our side of the lake.


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