Have you had to change your vacation plans because of high gas prices?

Monday, May 26, 2008

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  • what vacation? Can't have one due to gas prices. Got to save the money for yet more gas ...

    -- Posted by Brandy Bault on Mon, May 26, 2008, at 10:14 PM
  • It is affecting every aspect of our life. We changed our plans over Memorial Day weekend from going to a State Park to camping in the backyard.

    Maybe one hidden blessing from this gas nightmare is the local businesses may get a new life. We are hard pressed to go to Terre Haute.

    -- Posted by localgal on Wed, May 28, 2008, at 5:20 PM
  • I'm gonna have to get a part time job to afford gas to get to my full time job and maybe have a little left for food.

    -- Posted by Icareaboutbrazil on Mon, Jun 2, 2008, at 9:57 AM
  • Fuel cost for a vacation is certainly a consideration. People think the gas prices are so bad. I consider it worth the extra bucks so things aren't so over crowded. Not so much traffic: The roads are safer. It also makes you appreciate things. Going someplace is a "treat" again instead of routine. Less business means better service. Yeah, it costs more but you actually get something in return. Better service, shorter lines, safer roads (fewer and slower drivers), better overall quality of life. Come on people! Look for the good and ENJOY it! Cheaper is not always better. Times are changing and we have to change with them.

    -- Posted by TheRider on Thu, Jun 5, 2008, at 10:36 PM
  • I for one am with TheRider. Let's try to see the good in all the price increases that seem to be affecting us as consumers. Bottom-line, too, our economy (local and federal) are suffering and the people up top are trying to do everything they can to help us. Let's allow them to do their jobs. I do wish the press would stop publicizing about gas prices and focus on other news. Times are changing. Let's deal.

    -- Posted by andypflueger on Wed, Jun 11, 2008, at 7:34 PM
  • Who can afford a vacation with the cost of putting fuel into the vehicles. And now with the recent flooding to our neighboring states, and the price of food stuffs going up.........*shakes head* We are all pretty well up a creek.

    -- Posted by dxrs0 on Thu, Jun 19, 2008, at 6:09 AM
  • Vacation?

    Does camping out in my Pickup Truck two nights a week up in Indianapolis Just so I can aford to continue to goto work and school concidered a vacation?

    -- Posted by Inquizitor on Sun, Jun 22, 2008, at 8:22 AM
  • My plans have not changed. I travel more than I did before. As for these gas prices, they are what they are. A good way for some people to get rich off my needs. Indiana has a huge tax on the gas to pay for what? What do all these extra taxes go to? I dont know. The new Colts field?

    Who knows. Anyone? Just curious.

    One good thing about it is that we will be forced by prices to buy Hybrids or create a new car that doesnt use oil at all. Thats the day I want to see.

    -- Posted by Pearl2083 on Tue, Jun 24, 2008, at 12:19 PM
  • Heh Andy,

    Do you mean the people at the top are telling people to conserve for the last five years?

    I didnt hear that.

    All the big automakers were in bed with oil company's to make sure YOu are driving a gas hog.

    Now exactly what are they doing to help us ?

    -- Posted by Pearl2083 on Tue, Jun 24, 2008, at 12:21 PM
  • On September 11 I saw a guy with a flat bed truck and four 55-gallon drums at the East End pumping gas at $1.89 per gallon and laughed because it will be years before he made good on that price.

    I wonder if he has any of that cheap gas left????

    -- Posted by Gunslinger on Mon, Jul 7, 2008, at 10:32 AM
  • Hmmmm, let's see. "aford", "goto", "concidered": at least "school" was spelled correctly.

    -- Posted by Dagnabbit on Thu, Jul 10, 2008, at 11:30 AM
  • "THOUGHTFUL" now that's a good name for someone who seems to be so very RUDE. glad to know you are perfect hun. I agree that gas prices are affecting family vacations but sometimes just camping out in your own back yard with your children can be nice as well, as long as you are spending time as a family together it really does'nt matter how far you go.

    -- Posted by shanbilly on Fri, Jul 11, 2008, at 7:16 PM
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