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Old 10-07-2010, 12:13 PM   #676
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We leave in a little more than a month on our first drive to Disney World. We will be leaving after work and I would like to get south of Nashville before we stop for the night. Can anyone recommend a nice area to stop, or even a hotel you have stayed at before? We would like to keep our hotel stops at less than $100/night. Thanks
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Old 10-07-2010, 06:38 PM   #677
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leaving at 3am for my first drive down since 98 - wish me luck - gas prices here just shot up from 2.67 yesterday to 2.97 today not sure why probably because i need to fill up before we leave lol
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Old 10-08-2010, 09:38 AM   #678
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leaving at 3am for my first drive down since 98 - wish me luck - gas prices here just shot up from 2.67 yesterday to 2.97 today not sure why probably because i need to fill up before we leave lol
gas a few weeks ago was trading for $1.92 now its up about $2.13 and is up today by about .01 per gallon. so its going to show up 20 cents more at the pump.
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Old 10-08-2010, 09:41 AM   #679
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Here in NJ it's gone up about 10 cents since last week. I know Oct 1 there are requirements for emissions. That's probably some of the cost. Who knows.
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Old 10-08-2010, 12:30 PM   #680
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Gasoline prices remain relatively stable. We can still get regular for under $2.50 at the Jersey Shore. We'll be filling up shortly for tankful #1.

All the best.
So much for our earlier comment.
Prices have topped the $2.50 mark.
Best we've seen around here is $2.53.

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Old 10-08-2010, 02:27 PM   #681
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Here in the western burbs of Chicago, we have been hovering in the 2.85 to just under $3 a gallon. A few weeks ago it was 2.67 or so. We leave in 2 weeks I hope it drops a bit or at least it gets cheaper as we head south.
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Old 10-09-2010, 08:32 AM   #682
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So much for our earlier comment.
Prices have topped the $2.50 mark.
Best we've seen around here is $2.53.

All the best.

Correction of a correction: Gas is still under $2.50 in Ocean County, NJ. We filled up at Hess, Rt. 37 in Toms River last night for $2.49 a gallon, regular.

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Old 10-09-2010, 03:11 PM   #683
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Interstate 81

Anybody been on Interstate southbound south of Harrisburg, PA lately? We will be going that way next Saturday and when we did this in August, it was crazy with construction. Actually the construction wasn't that bad as they still had 2 lanes of traffic in each direction, but it was the drivers that were crazy. Would appreciate any updated info. Also southbound I-95 out of Washington, DC .... that wasn't too bad in August and we are just going to get off at Lorton, VA.
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Old 10-09-2010, 03:41 PM   #684
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Anybody been on Interstate southbound south of Harrisburg, PA lately? We will be going that way next Saturday and when we did this in August, it was crazy with construction. Actually the construction wasn't that bad as they still had 2 lanes of traffic in each direction, but it was the drivers that were crazy. Would appreciate any updated info. Also southbound I-95 out of Washington, DC .... that wasn't too bad in August and we are just going to get off at Lorton, VA.
I live near Chambersburg and I can tell you there is still a lot of construction in that area. We got on 81S last week from Rt. 997 (Exit 20), which would be the northernmost Chambersburg exit and let me tell you, we decided to not use 81 again until the work is done. My daughter told us she was terrified when she drove on it last week with her four kids and she says she will not be getting on it again for a long time. There are barriers up, lanes are narrowed, trucks are abundant and no one is slowing down. It is white-knuckle all the way. Sorry, I know this isn't what you want to hear.
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Old 10-09-2010, 06:08 PM   #685
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Correction of a correction: Gas is still under $2.50 in Ocean County, NJ. We filled up at Hess, Rt. 37 in Toms River last night for $2.49 a gallon, regular.

All the best.
That aforementioned gas station jacked up its price to $2.55 overnight!


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Old 10-09-2010, 07:06 PM   #686
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I've done this drive many times now and I'm just baffled by the concern over penny gas price increases. If gas goes up 5 cents during your trip, is it really going to make that much of a difference overall? I fill up approx 3 times in each direction. A 5 cent increase in an 18 gallon tank is 90 cents.
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I've done this drive many times now and I'm just baffled by the concern over penny gas price increases. If gas goes up 5 cents during your trip, is it really going to make that much of a difference overall? I fill up approx 3 times in each direction. A 5 cent increase in an 18 gallon tank is 90 cents.
What really stunk was when we had driven to Disney and were there when Hurricane katrina hit. I left my house and paid $1.78 for a gallon of gas. I was watching the news and seeing gas prices that were $5 and $6 a gallon for our trip back to New York. It didn't turn out that bad, I think the most we paid was $3.79.
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What really stunk was when we had driven to Disney and were there when Hurricane katrina hit. I left my house and paid $1.78 for a gallon of gas. I was watching the news and seeing gas prices that were $5 and $6 a gallon for our trip back to New York. It didn't turn out that bad, I think the most we paid was $3.79.
Well that I can definitely understand! But the penny fluctuations, not so much. I just got home from a trip less than 2 weeks ago and I can't even remember what I paid for gas, but I know if was never radically different that what I pay at home.
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I've done this drive many times now and I'm just baffled by the concern over penny gas price increases. If gas goes up 5 cents during your trip, is it really going to make that much of a difference overall? I fill up approx 3 times in each direction. A 5 cent increase in an 18 gallon tank is 90 cents.
I barely even look at the prices. Sure, I notice when they're going up or down and what range they're in, but it's nothing I obsess over. They certainly don't impact my trip one way or another, and it's probably one of the smallest expenses of the trip.
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Here in the western burbs of Chicago, we have been hovering in the 2.85 to just under $3 a gallon. A few weeks ago it was 2.67 or so. We leave in 2 weeks I hope it drops a bit or at least it gets cheaper as we head south.
We were really suprised when we drove down from the Chicago burbs just a little over a week ago. Gas was anywhere from 2.84 to 2.99 in the western burbs - got down to Southern IL (we take 57 south to 24) and found gas at 2.59.
I wonder if the sharp rise in prices in the Chicago area was due to news about the oil leak in Romeoville. It seemed like they spiked right after the leak was discovered as prices rose over 10 cent per gallon overnight.
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