Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Gas Prices Keep Campers Closer To Home

(CBS4) SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. As usual over the Memorial Day weekend, Colorado's state parks were packed, but this year they were filled with locals and many of those people were returning from camping trips Monday.

High gas prices had people staying closer to home over the holiday. One family canceled their trip to Florida because the of the gas prices. When they had to go California a few weeks ago, they flew instead of drove because it would have cost them twice as much.

Carl from Lakewood chose the mountains for his Memorial Day getaway and likely the rest of his summer travel plans will be in-state.

"We made plans to stay in the state and go to Grand Lake," Carl said. "That's our vacation."
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