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[RC] $3.00 a gallon gas. What it means - Paul Sidio

Many of us get sticker shock when we see the price of gas at the pump. Some just get nausous.  But before we curl up into a fetal position and never leave home again, we should figure out what the extra cost of the recent increases mean to us.
 
Let us assume a 500 mile round trip with a vehicle getting 10 miles per gallon.  You will use 50 gallons of fuel.  Gas was recently  $2.50 per gallon and life went on..  Now at $3.00 per gallon, it costs $25.00 extra to make the trip.  Twenty five Bucks.  Heck one meal at a nice restraunt costs that much.
In Europe and other parts of the world, they have had $3-$4 per gallon gas for years now.
 
Feed costs have also risen a lot over the past months. Nobody I know is talking about feeding their endurance horse less grain or hay until the feed costs drop again.  
 
Life is about our expectations and what we are accustomed too.  When things change we have to adjust and go on. Maybe more of us will car pool now to rides.
 
Paul N. Sidio
Spokane Mo