Labor Day travelers dealing with record-high gas prices this holiday weekend
Eric Fink spoke with Labor Day travelers having no choice but to suffer some pain at the pump. Video by IdahoOnYourSide.comvideo
The national average of a gallon of gasoline is almost 30 cents higher Monday night, than it was at the beginning of August. Despite the rising cost of gas, many Treasure Valley families are taking advantage of the unofficial end of summer to skip town.
Thousands of Labor Day travelers were behind the wheel, Monday, coming from their holiday weekend festivites. Many, pulled into gas stations to fill up for close to $4 per gallon.
"Well, I am concerned about the gas, but you still got to go and enjoy the beautiful outdoors that's out there," Kevin Abbott who spent the weekend in Cascade said. "You know it's a factor and you think about where you go,and how much you drive to do this, but still it's definitely worth it."
Other drivers simply accept the high prices at the pump as part of summer.
"I don't really care about the gas prices because, you know, with the family, going boating in McCall, it's all part of summer time activity," Meridian's Thesing said
Triple A says more than 30 million Americans got in their cars to take a road trip this Labor Day weekend, knowing that somewhere along the road, they just had to pull in and pay for record-setting gasoline prices.