“Gas Buddy” Challenge

Back from another successful, delightful vacation to Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and St. George Island State Park.  (See my earlier SGI post here)

‘Gas Buddy’ is a great website (and iPhone app) that gives you best pricing on fuel along your route, based on your range (and minimum gas tank level preference).

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“Gas Buddy” estimate

GB promised a $950.79 fuel bill, if we used the best priced stations along the route… this might actually be possible to do, if we weren’t traveling with a four month old.

The key to traveling with an infant is staying underway when the baby lets you stay underway (i.e. when the baby’s sleeping).

So, without any bargain hunting our actual expense came in at $1,136.61.  Hey, I’m not saying $186 is nothing.. but, if you were to try and put a value on happy travelers and peace of mind- it’d be a damn sight more than that.

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Check out the “carbon footprint”! But, don’t worry; I bought some “carbon off-set credits” from an online Nigerian prince representing Algore.
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GB can track your fillups, mileage, and MPG. The old girl did pretty decent at 7.9 MPG. Not bad for a 17,000+ pound rig.


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