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Old 08-13-2013, 04:23 PM   #29
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Fuel prices in eastern Tennessee are dropping. 20 cents/gal in the last 10 days. Down to $3.19/gallon retail.

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Old 08-14-2013, 05:11 AM   #30
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Hey BobnMelba,

A different way to look at things-

Let's say your planning a 2000 mile round trip excursion. Plan on $5/gal for fuel, and budget for that price- at let's say, 7 mpg. That would equal 286 gallons, at $5/gal it would cost $1429 for the trip. When you come home you will probably find a surlplus in the bank- wouldn't that be great-.

I learned this philosophy trick years ago. I was in the Air Force and about 7 of us got promoted. We planned a promotion party at the "club", and if all 7 of us participated, it would cost each promotee about $150. We had one holdout because of religious beliefs- he could not contribute because alcohol was going to be served. I told him his money was going ONLY to the horderves- that was fine with him and he came in gladly with his money-

I guess, if you live in Canada, you should plan on $7/gal- . Since Canada is self sufficient on oil resources, I guess I don't understand what's going on there.

We have absolutely no control over the price of fuel. Don't worry about something that's beyond your control. Does that help?


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Old 08-15-2013, 08:19 AM   #31
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Going down in the SE. I was in Charlotte and Atlanta most of the day yesterday. Traveling through SC I saw regular for 3.11. Diesel of course is more expensive, but down from 3.55 at Quik Trip about 3 weeks ago.
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Old 08-15-2013, 12:32 PM   #32
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I just did a for fun thing on my streets and trips...
Here to Amana Colonies and back...
The trip works out to $3166.84 Canadian at our $1.399 that we pay per liter.
The same trip is $1,854.87 at the $0.82 per liter that you lot down there pay.
Did you ever wonder why Canadians travel mostly in the states even getting from one Canadian destination to the next Canadian destination.

On our trip a year ago last spring we traveled across from the Island to Anacortes and then when we got south of Regina Saskatchewan we went up to visit relatives and then ducked back into the states to cross at Sault Ste Marie to attend our granddaughters wedding and then we crossed back into the states to head for Nova Scotia.

Really a better way to plan our trips to make them as affordable as possible.
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Old 08-15-2013, 12:38 PM   #33
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Regular unleaded is $3.89 here in southern Oregon. In a couple of weeks we'll be starting out for South Carolina, a 3,300 mile trip. Be interesting to track gas prices across the country.

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