Monday, December 15, 2008 – Punta Gorda, FL
Among other things, today I’m thankful for gas prices. For us, it really makes a difference. Our motorhome is a beast and if I’m haulin’ down the freeway at 75MPH or so, it gets about 7.5 MPG…not good. I can slow it down and save some money, but when gas was $4.00 a gallon I really had to back off. In fact, I was going SO SLOW, that if I was going any slower I’d be backing-up. We had to park the poor girl for way too long. Now, just in time for our Christmas Trip, we’re looking at $1.50 a gallon. Less than it was in 2004 when we bought the motorhome.
I also drive a ton for work, so this is a big help in that too.
But the biggest deal (for us) is that in about ten days I’m going to be back in the saddle and when I look at the map to determine where to go, the options will be only limited by two things: really cold weather if we go too far North, and Kim’s unreasonable fear of road travel in Mexico. (there aren’t REALLY Bandito’s..right?). So that leaves us with a good sized area to throw a dart at.
Thank you God…for a cheap(er) tank of gas.
To read more about our travels…see our Travel Tales Page.