Tuesday, September 05, 2006

There's no place like home . . .except for the higher gas prices!

We'll...that week went by quickly! Though we enjoy visiting our daughter, and miss her when we are apart, and while we enjoy trips and vacations, it's always so very good to come home to what is comfortable and familiar.

On this trip, my husband and I were toying a bit with "consipiracy theories" about gas prices...why they seemed to be higher in blue states and lower in red states. When we first filled up in Illinois, gas here was $3.19 a gallon. In Indiana it was $2.69 a gallon, Ohio $2.45 a gallon. Back up a bit to $2.65 a gallon in Pennsylvania, way back up to $3.29 a gallon in Connecticut and New York, back down to $2.65 in New Jersey. Someone suggested that it had to do with the varying taxes from state to state, however, the many times we traveled this route, gas in Ohio was usually only 20 cents cheaper than Illinois, not 60 cents cheaper like this time. (I am not including the city of Chicago prices with Illinois general gas prices because Chicago charges its own city tax on gasoline.) Anyone have any "theories" of their own?

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