|Cousin Cheryl, Walt & Julie in a 1600's era Cabin|
$123.81 21 12 ounce Strip Steaks and 2 Pork Chops from
Bennett's Fine Meats in Canton, OH.
24.00 17 gallons of gas at $1.36 a gallon.
14.81 Dinner for two at House of Hunan, plus $2.00 tip.
64.00 Lodging at Super 8 in Fort Chiswell, Va.
Included was a "very nice" breakfast of muffins, juice,
coffee, french toast, pancakes and sausage gravy
22.50 Gas at $1.41 a gallon at Ft. Chiswell.
9.50 Lunch at Subway.
.27 Coffee for Walt at McDonalds.
Today a 12 ounce strip steak from Bennett's costs nearly $15 each. Gasoline is nearing $5.00 a gallon. And, with a senior discount, a small cup of coffee from McDonalds costs $0.85.
BY COMPARISON, WE HAD IT GOOD THEN BUT DID NOT APPRECIATE IT. And, No! I did not make a lot more money in 2002, I made about the same as I make today.
Just for the fun of it, I checked out the price of gas on another trip. Travelling to the North Woods on a solo trip with my airedale, Jake, in 1997 I paid the following for gasoline.
$15.00 13.4 gallon at $1.119 a gallon in Fairlawn, Ohio.
15.60 12.5 gallon at $1.259 a gallon in West Branch, MI.
14.50 11.7 gallon at $1.239 a gallon in Marquette, MI.
14.00 10.2 gallon at $1.299 a gallon in Duluth, MN.
LOOKING DOWN THE ROAD A FEW YEARS, GASOLINE AT LESS THAN $5.00 MAY BE A GREAT DEAL. The next time you fill up, maybe you should give a shout of joy?
|NO, I'M NOT GOING TO SHOUT FOR JOY, EITHER!|