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AAA Says Millions of us Will Gas Up and Go Memorial Day Weekend

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Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner. Gas prices are climbing. Will that stop you from heading out for the long weekend road trip?

Not everyone can jump on a plane and head off to a vacation spot. Millions of people do however jump in the car and take the proverbial road trip. After being cooped up in doors for a long cold Winter and a less than spectacular Spring, I know many people that are chomping at the bit to get away for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend.

Prices at the pump have been going up steadily. A new AAA survey says that almost a quarter of us think gas prices are already too high. On top of that, AAA projects the national average for a gallon of gasoline to increase 40 cents this summer.

So are those creeping up higher prices putting a damper on things? My gut instinct tells me that we all need some well deserved relaxation, at almost any cost. I know I’d cut back in other ways during my road trip rather than not take it at all. Appears I’m not alone.

Triple-A is predicting that travel will be at its highest in more than a decade for Memorial Day weekend.  Matter of fact, they are predicting more than 38 million Americans will travel this Memorial Day weekend. According to AAA, this would be the second-highest Memorial Day travel volume on record and the most since 2005.

Seems that even though we are mostly bitching about the fact that we’re paying more at the pump, and it looks like those prices will continue to go up, gas is still way lower than it was at most any point in the past 10 years.

Let’s gas up and go. There’s nothing quite like a road trip. Have a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend. Bring me back something cool. Don’t forget you can always take i95 along for the ride.

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