It’s a holiday weekend and I’m looking forward to relaxing with friends over the weekend and as always for me, catching up on paperwork and things pushed aside when I spend too much time here blogging. With gas prices ever soaring, AP News reports:
As consumers began hitting the road Friday for the Memorial Day weekend, they faced the sobering reality that it now costs $87 to fill a Ford Explorer SUV, up $14 from last year, and $72 to fill a mid-sized Honda Accord, up $12.
That’s because gas prices, which took another jump higher overnight, are up nearly 20 percent, or 65 cents a gallon, over the past year to average nearly $3.88 a gallon nationally. But unlike this time last year, when gas prices were at their peak for 2007, pump prices now show no signs of halting their daily assault on the record books.
It’s going to be a long hot summer, and I know I’ll be taking a few less hour long treks to the beach this summer, thanks to the gas prices. I’m curious about our readers here… are you traveling for the holiday weekend or sticking close to home?