Tuesday, April 22, 2008

gas is expensive

in 1984, i remember a hellish drive in the back of a friends conversion van to colorado. there was a two day bmx national race in denver, and we wanted to do it. my friends dad was always game to drive, despite the jump in gas prices at the time.

i think we were paying something like $1-$1.25 around the st. louis area for gas when we set out on the journey. we pulled into a gas station the next morning after entering colorado and i distinctly remember my double take at the gas pump. it said $2.01. i felt my heart sink a little, because i only brought so much money, and we weren't winning money at the races at that time (still amateurs)...that meant i wouldn't be able to help as much for gas.

which brings me to my gas fill up today. $3.49, and a total of $58.59 at the pump. i don't think i have ever paid that much money in my life for gas. good thing we're not traveling to bmx races now, especially not in an early 80's conversion van!

newsflash: gas is expensive.

4 comments:

Dan Schmatz said...

I fill up my work truck in steamboat last week. $148.00

lenny said...

Lucky you are. In France, for my small car I just paid $85.85 (54€)...

Rich Kisseloff said...

hey remember late 90's or early 00's, i was living in indy at the time and drove back one weekend and filled up for $14. it was like a ridiculous .69's!!!!!!! cost me $28 rt. those were the days!!!!!

Dan Schmatz said...

I feel your pain. I have the tale of two cars, my car and my work truck. My car sips gas and the truck guzzles it. I fill the truck up in steamboat and it is $150cand the Mini takes on about $40 of premium.