Did you change plans for this Long weekend- due to gas prices?

Discussion in 'Budget Board' started by peacefulgirl, Sep 3, 2005.

  1. peacefulgirl

    peacefulgirl DIS Veteran

    Jul 11, 2004
    I didn't have plans, but I am staying home!

    The traffic here that is usually HUGE backups on the Friday (yesterday) of this weekend, was NONE!! No traffic going on vacation !! That is really really unbelievable!

    How is it in your world? Are people traveling? Are you?

    What changes have you made to "save the budget?"
  2. blondimom

    blondimom Keeping Busy Being Fabulous!!!!

    Jul 23, 2005
    I just took my kids for the day to Six Flags in NJ from NYC, but that'll be the extent of our Labor Day weekend. :moped: Otherwise, we'll just be barbequeing at home. :sunny:
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  4. drgnfly30

    drgnfly30 <font color=deeppink>Take my advice, never pay ful

    Apr 14, 2002
    I was going to go to Rehoboth Beach for the day... not anymore!
  5. A Mickeyfan

    A Mickeyfan DIS Veteran

    May 31, 2000
    I had ressies for the AS-Movies for the weekend, but with my city's gas supply (or should I say non-supply) I had to cancel
  6. tinaluis

    tinaluis DIS Veteran

    Jul 14, 2000
    Usually we spend at least a day downtown by the lakefront. This year we're staying put.
  7. wifeofjack

    wifeofjack Mouseketeer

    Jan 17, 2005
    I was going to the All Star Music for a week and a half, was to leave at 3:00 a.m. but cancelled because of fear of not finding fuel.
    I have been trying to find another place for hubby and me to go for vacation. Work hard all year, save each week, and then because of a lack of gasoline, everything has changed.
  8. minnie1928

    minnie1928 WDW addict

    Feb 16, 2004
    We didn't have big plans, but I'm staying put regardless. I'm not even going to make it a Blockbuster night! We'll watch our copy of National Treasure instead of going and renting something new. I think Dave Ramsey would approve! :goodvibes

    Also, I noticed the road behind my house has been unbelievably quiet today. It's a back road, but usually very heavily travelled.
  9. swilshire

    swilshire DIS Veteran

    Jan 26, 2004
    Definitely! We had planned to either spend the weekend in Williamsburg (about an 8 hour drive) to use our Busch Gardens season passes or at least go up to Pigeon Forge (about an hour away) to the outlet mall sales. With gas as expensive as it is, we're trying to avoid even going five miles to the grocery store. Just staying in and hoping that prices will be down by the end of the week as some experts predict. We'll all need fillups again by then from driving to work and school.

  10. marcyinPA

    marcyinPA <font color=blue>I'll never forget the strong, pun

    Apr 2, 2001
    Sticking close to home. We had a yard sale today with a friend, and made about $70 after paying for the ad. Not too bad. Tried to tie in a trip to the grocery store while I was in that direction, and just going to church tomorrow (about a 4 mile rt trip). Other than that, the car will be parked for a while! :)
  11. Local_Girl

    Local_Girl DIS Veteran

    Oct 6, 2002
    We also had planned on an out of town trip...about 2-1/2 hours north to visit DH's family for a couple of days...but changed our minds due to gas concerns. Instead of spending extra $$, DH worked a few hours of OT today so he actually made money! Had it been Thanksgiving or Christmas, we probably would have made the trip...
  12. rockyroad

    rockyroad DIS Veteran

    Apr 27, 2005
    I carpooled to Sam's today with my sister. It's about 14 miles to town from here.

    We weren't going anywhere this weekend anyway. DH has to work Monday and we just got home from a trip to New Orleans last Saturday. We had incredibly fortunate timing.

    All the hotels around here are totally full and gas stations were running out of gas on Friday....too scary to be on the road.
  13. my3kids

    my3kids <font color=blue>Helpful Cruise Board regular!<br>

    Oct 16, 2000
    We just had to drive to a neighboring town about 40 minutes away to do some shopping. When the family travels we always take my car, an SUV with pretty dismal mileage. Yesterday we took my husband's small sedan because it gets great mileage.
  14. tinker*dust

    tinker*dust Mouseketeer

    Jun 5, 2005
    We decided to cancle our plans due to the gas prices. We'll just cook on the grill and swim at home instead.
  15. mudnuri

    mudnuri <font color=deeppink>I HATE it when I miss somethi

    Oct 21, 2003
    No cancelling here. Family reunion is about 2 hours away, I'll be picking up my mom and heading there about 10 this morning.

    I worked friday and yesterday, 1/2 hour each way, my driving hasnt changed yet. Might be due to the 27.5 mpg my car's been getting

  16. mickeyluv'r

    mickeyluv'r DIS Veteran

    Feb 14, 2005
    we considered a trip this weekend, but changeed our minds a while a go to save money. The gas uncertainty just helped us to feel like we made the right choice. We'll probably do something local this afternoon instead.
  17. GillieRose

    GillieRose DIS Veteran

    Jan 26, 2005
    We where suppose to drive 2 hrs to stay at my in laws lake house but changed are mind because of the gas prices. We didn't want to waste the money.
  18. thelittlemermaid

    thelittlemermaid <font color=purple>My life was forever changed whe

    May 4, 2004
    I didn't have any plans for the weekend, but DH did. He thought we were going to travel 60 miles to a store that sells coral "just to look" YEA RIGHT!!!
    Not with the way gas prices are!!! Then if he found something, there is more money down the drain to me.

    He is already complaining that he is going to have to work OT just to pay for gas, so why go 60 miles that we don't need to, just to look at corals. Then they might not even have anything. ??? :confused3

    DH and DS did go with my FIL to a flea market today, but FIL drove. They can afford the gas prices though, they have no debt what so ever. Only basic month to month like eletric, water, etc. I would much rather just stay around the house and wait for the NASCAR race tonight. :banana:
  19. can'twait

    can'twait DIS Veteran

    Jul 9, 2005
    Nope. I drove 1.25 hours each way to go to the beach one last time at the family cottage. Almost went to Six Flags, but decided to save $ for Disney. Gas to each place would have been the same, but the beach was free. :earboy2:
  20. peacefulgirl

    peacefulgirl DIS Veteran

    Jul 11, 2004
    I went to the store on the way home from work Friday... hey gas price dropped here today by .10 !!! yay!
  21. calie_j

    calie_j DIS Veteran

    Jan 3, 2005
    Our plans changed more due to H getting a good paying side job over the weekend. We still went on our trip out of state to visit DS but didn't leave until late friday night and got to our hotel at 5am, better gas mileage not needing the ac. I always check out all the gas stations on the way down to find the cheapest place to fill up on the way home and it was $2.93. We did canceled our outing to go on a cave tour due to being tired and not wanting to drive/use more gas and just stayed at the hotel to watch movies and swim. The traffic seemed the same as it's always been on this drive we've made many times.


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