(Toledo, OH) Rising gas prices have certainly cut into our budget, especially given my underemployed status at the moment, but it looks like the outrageous prices at the pump will mean that our family will have to forego any lengthy travel.
I initially thought that we might return to the Outer Banks, which is one of my favorite travel destinations. Gas alone, though, would likely add up to nearly $500 for a trip there and back, which is at least $150 more than in past trips to the coastal Carolinas.
For us that is like 1-2 nights at a condominium, or at least three meals out with the kids.
This is not to mention what the jump in pump prices means to us on an annual basis. At a conservative consumption of 1400 gallons per year, this is several thousand dollars more that we are shelling out for gas. So it looks like we will have to settle for one of the area campgrounds if we are to plan any sort of family vacation.