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JT
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2011 9:01:01 PM

How far, in total, did you travel by car to visit friends and family this past December 1st through the New Year’s period?
None; I stayed near home
Less than 100 miles (160 km)
100 - 300 miles (160 - 480 km)
300 - 500 miles (480 - 800 km)
500 - 1000 miles (600 - 1600 km)
1000 - 2000 miles (1600 - 3200 km)
Over 2000 miles (3200 km)
I traveled by some other
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Bonanza
Champion Author Boston

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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2011 3:04:26 AM

None; I stayed near home
Lengas
Champion Author Gary

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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2011 3:04:21 AM

3 local trips approx 100 miles total
Ziggy1962
Champion Author New Jersey

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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2011 2:19:01 AM

Stayed close to home.
cathymi
Rookie Author Detroit

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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2011 8:21:03 PM

I traveled less than 100 miles by car to visit relatives, but traveled hundreds of miles by plane to visit relatives.
chui
Champion Author Dallas

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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2011 7:59:18 PM

not far............
kambiz
Rookie Author British Columbia

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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2011 7:46:18 PM

less than 150 mils
Gordo2011
Rookie Author Fresno

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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2011 7:24:44 PM

I'm trying to stay close to home if I can isn't everyone?
OKRifle
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2011 5:51:44 PM

Stayed home and by the cost of a 1/2 fillup today, I'm staying close to home! Sorry about that Sante Fe NM and Florida!
sjrebel
Champion Author Columbus

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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2011 5:48:40 PM

Less than 100 miles
N9HVP
Champion Author Indiana

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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2011 5:07:04 PM

None, I stayed near home.
paulydel
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2011 4:54:31 PM

It was just smarter to stay at home.
Ziggy1962
Champion Author New Jersey

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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2011 4:38:25 PM

Stayed near home.
Dee_Kay
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2011 2:58:10 PM

26 miles total
stumblebum
Champion Author Texas

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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2011 2:55:57 PM

About 150 miles around by truck and another 70 or 80 on horseback.
Bonanza
Champion Author Boston

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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2011 2:53:49 PM

I stayed close to home
nvgladiators
Rookie Author Grand Rapids

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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2011 9:46:19 AM

Our family stayed home also, only going to get worse...
in4ster
Rookie Author Tallahassee

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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2011 9:42:58 AM

It is sad that the poor economy and high gas prices kept so many away from their family during the holiday.
leveit2clever
Champion Author Cleveland

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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2011 7:59:27 AM

I used my skateboard all over town.
1toomany
Rookie Author Austin

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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2011 7:11:57 AM

0, stayed close to home.
zacksnanny
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2011 7:06:47 AM

Less than 100 miles (160 km)
CHEAPERBETTER
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2011 6:36:07 AM

Put over 3500miles on the diesel with a trip to the Capitol One Bowl.
mrsports007
Champion Author Raleigh

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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2011 5:47:07 AM

over 500
keo
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2011 4:58:01 AM

100 - 300
dongo50
Champion Author West Virginia

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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2011 3:26:17 AM

0
dongo50
Champion Author West Virginia

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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2011 3:25:02 AM

0
pkhdonovan
Champion Author Maine

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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2011 3:21:57 AM

never travel during holiday weekends
Lengas
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2011 3:08:57 AM

2 local trips approx 100 miles.
Ziggy1962
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2011 2:51:05 AM

Stayed near home.
eddie200008
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2011 1:34:03 AM

Too many miles to keep track.
CrackedLCD
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2011 12:22:06 AM

About 750 miles.
Lou08
Champion Author California

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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2011 10:56:02 PM

Go Atomic!

For all of Dec. 1st. 2010 through New Year's 2011 I drove about 100 miles to visit family and friends.
AcuraTSX
Champion Author Ohio

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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2011 8:04:33 PM

Columbus to Steubenville...less than 300 miles.
HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2011 7:31:34 PM

82 miles round trip
gmavan
Rookie Author Little Rock

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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2011 7:30:58 PM

I went home (Kansas City, MO) for Christmas. Was gone about 4 days. Traveled a lot while I was there seeing friends and family.
geepy
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2011 6:47:03 PM

went to church, it's safe there
jerry6665
Rookie Author Los Angeles

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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2011 6:00:32 PM

my place is the 'hub'. everyone makes it here to drop off and pick up gifts or to just say hi and have special holiday french toast for breakfast before going on elsewhere. folks drop in all day; there's always great food and good company. plus, i'm right on the beach! why leave <smile>!
Ziggy1962
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2011 3:30:26 PM

I stayed near home.
KCK8
Champion Author Kansas

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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2011 3:15:22 PM

Not by car. Several miles around by horse.
zapeta
Rookie Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2011 3:08:48 PM

Over 2000 miles for me. GA to IL, then to MO, then back to GA. Spent a ton on gas.
Cadker
Champion Author Chattanooga

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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2011 2:11:10 PM

By car - none. 47.3 miles by bike and a mile and a half on my pogo stick.
kimberly55
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2011 1:56:58 PM

None.
chui
Champion Author Dallas

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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2011 12:45:30 PM

stayed home.....
ErnieK9LO
Champion Author North Dakota

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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2011 12:25:08 PM

It is either go to WI to see the kids or spend Christmas alone. It is 800 miles each way. We got lucky with the weather. We had only 1000 feet of ice the entire trip.
julius1st4
Champion Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2011 11:55:02 AM

Travelled a total of app. 1000 km in 5 days.
I live in Haliburton and all of my relations are in the Toronto & Kitchener & Mississaga area. Cost me about $90 for gas.

[Edited by: julius1st4 at 1/5/2011 2:59:12 PM EST]
TheThorn
Champion Author South Carolina

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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2011 11:25:58 AM

son offered his home for family gathering and it is central to most of family
AnObserver
Champion Author New Jersey

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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2011 10:49:35 AM

We combined holiday travel with family obligations
RosieMN
Veteran Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2011 10:49:17 AM

3400 miles roundtrip between Washington and Minnesota. Split the cost with one other person and took a tiny car... still soooo expensive. It was still cheaper than flying though, especially considering we had two dogs with us who otherwise would have had to be boarded or something.
FTLCHEAPSK8
Rookie Author Miami

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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2011 10:08:04 AM

Less than 100 miles. Heck, I could not afford a tree this year, much less a vacation to visit family or friends! Get used to higher gasoline prices, with the Republicans back in charge of the House or Senate prices always have historically gone up. Don't believe me?… Look it up!

I want Americans to start building compact station wagon again. Maybe we could actually drive somewhere during the holidays, with our luggage and our dog. I know it doesn't sound too sexy, but look at the Audi A-4 Avant (wagon) or the VW Jetta Wagon with a new, clean-running, quiet Diesel Wagon. Plenty of room without the high ride height of a SUV, which kills the aerodynamics. Europeans love small, Sport Wagons and 5 door hatchbacks. Yes, there was a time I would rather walk than drive a wagon/hatchback…but that was long before 3 to 4 or $5 dollars a gallon gas. Let's be as smart as the Europeans before we wind up with their gas prices.

Seriously, be good to each other, be polite on the road and have a wonderful, safe 2011!!!
Robin2011
Rookie Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2011 9:26:42 AM

Stayed home and did not miss buying all those tanks of gas!
08Versa
Champion Author British Columbia

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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2011 9:22:39 AM

6
rwm1
Champion Author Iowa

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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2011 9:02:42 AM

Went to visit my brother for the 2nd time this year about 180 miles away. Couldn't have done it if I hadn't gotten a gas gift card.
Krisket
Champion Author Washington DC

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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2011 8:13:49 AM

They visited me.
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