The Memorial Day Holiday And Gas Prices

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

A day to relax and spend time with family is costing us big time.

Here in the newsroom we are constantly talking about the high price of gas and oil and many of us are frustrated because it just seems like there is no end to the prices at the pump going up.  I won't be able to go home for the holiday weekend, as my family lives 10 hours away, but for others with family in North Carolina or elsewhere it makes me wonder how much a trip to celebrate the Memorial Day holiday is really worth.

Filling up the tank literally makes my stomach sick, as I'm sure it does for you as well.  I know my family will be getting together this weekend and even though they're more local, they still have to travel.  I think about my Uncle his wife and their two little girls hopping in their gas guzzler just trying to make the trip to Grandma's house.  It's just wild how these trips that people didn't really ever think twice about making are now a consideration because it's so expensive to basically travel anywhere.

You can't put a price on laughter and love though, and so I hope you all have a wonderful holiday whomever you choose to spend it with and hopefully you get the best gas mileage and maybe find a station on the way with the cheapest prices in town!

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  • by JL Location: Greenville on May 29, 2008 at 06:17 PM
    I've always had to stay home to save money. Nothing has changed.
  • by beth Location: morehead city on May 26, 2008 at 02:45 PM
    the conserve gas and boycotting days of use arent working what is needed is a larger organization to organize a protest against who ever has the highest prices ex. exon is at 4.05 have us at all exon stations protesting and a sign of where to find cheaper gas. according to the 43 hearing on gas prices the oil companies are saying its all about our willingness to pay so make them lose for being the greadest .... but someone with a large base would have to be willing to set this in motion
  • by Brenda Location: New Ben on May 26, 2008 at 11:15 AM
    I think a lot of families are having a hard time doing anything with their children. Gas guzzler or not, gas prices mean higher everything. Even going to the beach is out because you have to save anywhere you can because tomorrow gas goes up again! I wonder how much more people will have to go without,even when you get up and work everyday but that is all you can afford!!
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