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Old 03-27-2012, 06:51 PM   #15
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We think fuel is just part of the entertainment expense. We want the entertainment so we pay the price. Our travel will not be reduced at this point in time by the fuel expense. We may stay longer at various locations to spread out the fuel charges but we'll still be on the road.
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:31 PM   #16
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We'd planned to zig-zag our way from southern to northern CA on our way to OR. Diesel prices in CA look to be 20 to 40 cents a gallon more than in AZ or NV. So, we're going to stay in AZ and NV as much as possible until we get to Tahoe, then cross into CA. Maybe. We might just skip CA altogether.

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Old 03-27-2012, 07:36 PM   #17
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hmmmm, California is missing out on tourist dollars because of their higher gas prices....are you listening California?
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:37 PM   #18
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We had planned to drive from NB Canada to North West Territories and Alaska this Summer. Now we will take the full summer to get to BC, spend the winter south where no one has a snow shovel and go to Alaska next summer. We'll spread the fuel costs over 18 months to 24 instead of 12. Walmart or similar places will see us more often as will more Provincial parks and lower cost CGs. Our health is still good although I've dodge the magic bullet 3 times. Thank God for miracles, chemo and pig valves.
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:47 PM   #19
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No changes in plans that we made last year for this season. Unless we decide to use the excuse of high gas prices to shorten our route.
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:03 PM   #20
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We are on a budget, I still punch the time card. This weekend we spent 60 dollars U.S. to go down the road less than 100 miles and back. The camping was great, but we must budget those travels, so we can retire and then hit the road hard. Hopefully we might get a government leadership that will actually LEAD the people and get the economy back on track. Then I think we can take to the highway and go where we wanna!
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:05 PM   #21
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I started planning for this season back in Dec,,,,and started making reservations in Jan..I have one trip of 500 miles + from home and two 150-200 miles from home trips. To maximize vacation dollars The 3 major trips will be for 15, 14 and 11 nights each. If I had waited a few more months to plan this summers trips, I might have stayed in my home state 2 of the 3 trips. But it is what it is....
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:12 PM   #22
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Our big trip is to go to the Rally and wander around down south then come home.Other than that we will camp as usual and do our assistant host job at South Wood County park when needed. Our goal is to spend the kids inheritence, so I guess we will start a little early.
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:30 PM   #23
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Probably same number of days and a few less mi. Last summer we camped about 90 days but used about one full tank of fuel, about 600 mi and one trip to branson mo for additional 800 mi.That would be about 200 bucks going from 3 to 4 dollar gas. TX next year might be another question. I did leave my deposit for next year.
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:44 PM   #24
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Our plans may get derailed for another reason. DW may have to have surgery on her other shoulder (not the one she dislocated after tripping over our old dog). This is because our newer Labrador thinks cats are prey and took off after one, dragging DW though a neighbor's front yard on her face with leash-arm hyperextended.

Surgery, recovery and therapy will probably screw up the three months in the middle of the season. We might just be left with a couple of 700-mile, relatively local trips.

Still and all, an extrra $1.50 on gas from last year, and 1600 miles at 8mpg, the difference is $300. Not enough to put us off. We'll just have to economise to get that $300 out of other things. I turned the magic 70.5 last week an now have to start drawing down my IRA, so we may use that for RV travel.
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:44 PM   #25
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:49 PM   #26
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Not thrilled with higher fuel costs, but we are not going to sit home this summer and sing sad songs.
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:57 PM   #27
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Reading all your comments is exactly why I have my coach. the fuel prices may slow me down but will not stop me. I plan on traveling this year as I have in the past. My message to my kids is - 'I worked for what I have and so should you work for what you want.'
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:06 PM   #28
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We were going to go south for the winter, but have a old father in law to take care of. Will put in a lot of local trips this summer.
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