[Homestead] Traveling survey
don.bowen at earthlink.net
Sat Apr 26 16:18:13 EDT 2008
>This is not the best place to ask, but I was wondering if anyone had
>changed travel plans because of the energy prices?
I did earlier in the year. I wanted to go to a Ham Fest in Arizona and
visit Gene but the fuel cost changed my plans. I really would like to go to
the Emergency Communications Conference in Reno next weekend but I just
cannot afford the fuel and a night in a hotel.
>I was talking with someone and he was putting off a trip this summer
>due to fuel costs, my thought was that it's not going to be any
>cheaper next year.
I really doubt costs will come down ever. My plans are to make it all the
way to North Carolina this year as it may well be the last time. I am
seeing $3.829 in Hollister and prices ease off about $.40 as you leave
California but it will still be expensive.
I recently read an interesting editorial. I may not agree but they did
bring up a few good points. One was that we have been pushing the rest of
the world to modernize by pushing trade deals and education. Many countries
have now done so and in a time of scarcity they are competing with us for
Don Bowen KI6DIU
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