I live in New York City and for me that means my primary method of transportation is my feet.
I walk all over the place. I walk home from work everyday. Grocery store, walk. Dry cleaners, pharmacy, walk. Doctors appointments, walk. Yankees game? Walk to the subway.
What I don't do very much is drive, except in the summertime as we're always getting out of town on the weekend. I found a station last Sunday that was way below the price I pay in the city and I felt like I had won the lottery.
And now, with a tropical storm headed toward the United States, the price of oil got pushed even higher this week. We're all in sticker shock.
Jim Axelrod of CBS News has been driving a minivan across the country to check out prices and psyches and yesterday he stopped in Elkhart, Ind. where they make the big RVs. How about filling up a 100-gallon gas tank on a monster with pretty sorry mpg in the first place?
I imagine a lot of RVers will be camping in the driveway this year but, there's an advantage: you can walk home from there.
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