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Another view from the Painted Hills in Oregon.

It’s Friday. Why am I not thankful that it is? 

Here’s random question–well, perhaps not so random considering I’ve got a taste of the wanderlust Al aka artist at exit O mentoined in a recent comment–what’s the rising price of gasoline in your location? Here it jumps up and down at will.  No wonder Big Oil keeps posting Record Profits. Those extra dimes and nickels per gallon add up fast.  Well, I’d love to hit the road to parts known and as yet unmet, but the constantly increasing price of gas deters me very effectively.  I have no desire to donate to the corporate coffers. 

What’s the going rate for GAS for you?



  1. clegyrboia said,

    April 8, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    The price here for diesel is £1.42 for petrol is £1.35
    when you live near such a wonderful area you do not need to go far away wandering by foot is lots more fun you see so much more and than the smells and do not forget the sounds
    it is so nice to discover the unknown

    • April 10, 2011 at 6:23 pm

      mAgdA, I agree that if one lives in a wonderful area there’s little need to leave it except for necessary reasons. The unknown has its appeals though.
      Gas here reached $3.62 yesterday.

  2. ryeder said,

    April 8, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    $3.49 credit…3 cents cheaper with cash….I think this will effectively curtail the tourist season….

    • April 10, 2011 at 6:25 pm

      Ryder, I agree that that rising price of gas will not trickle down to help anyone–especially the tourist. Any place dependent on tourists–unless they cater to the rich–will certainly feel the lack of tourists this year.

  3. Melissa said,

    April 8, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    Around $3.86 but, as you say, it wobbles up and down from that. Funny how the price goes up if there’s a 3-day holiday, huh? The cost conspires against us, as well. I would love to travel more (it would certainly help promote the new book!), but gas prices makes it hard to do.

    • April 10, 2011 at 6:27 pm

      Oh you mean funny as in not really “funny”, don’t you, Melissa. Is this some warped form of trickle down economics the upside of which totally escapes me? Hope you’re finding ways to get the word about about your new book, Weathercock.

  4. lesliepaints said,

    April 9, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    $3.78 to $3.89 depending where you purchase it in our city. Lovely photo. It appears soft and dreamy.

    • April 10, 2011 at 6:29 pm

      Hi Leslie, well, ouch–so far, I think you’ve got the highest gas price! Hope you don’t have to travel far with those numbers.
      You know the whole time I spent in the Painted Hills had a dreamlike quality to it. Like being where there was no conventional sense of time at all.

      • lesliepaints said,

        April 10, 2011 at 7:25 pm

        Thank heavens I don’t have to drive far. I teach near home (8miles round trip two times per week). I take my Granddaughter to pre-school round trip (2 and a half miles 5 times per week). Grocery store is within a mile and I get gas points from my purchases there to use at their gas station which reduces my price if I purchase their gas. When classes and school end, a trip to son’s twice and some plein air painting will replace the miles I use for those….so maybe I will be one of those who helps to pull this price back down. I know I am not the norm, but have always tried to put my errands together by area and wait until I have multiple errands in the same area to run them. I think if more people were conscientious about their use and reduced their mileage where they can, we could all have an effect on pulling these prices down.

      • April 11, 2011 at 12:12 pm

        I agree with you, Leslie, about conserving gas. One would think the price would be enough to get more people reducing their consumption. But????

  5. Barbara Rodgers said,

    April 12, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    Abut $3.79 here. I think Obama is right, when the prices go up we get outraged, and then when the prices go down we fall into a trance, and the root cause of the problem is never addressed…

  6. artistatexit0 said,

    April 17, 2011 at 2:31 am

    In the Louisville area, we have hit $3.75 recently, but everyone is girding their loins for $4.00 this summer. The way gasoline increases in value has a lot to do with what I perceive to be greed. It isn’t just the price of moving around that goes up, but everything else that requires truck transport (like food) also goes up.

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