This got me thinking: what did I pay for gas when I made the same trip five years ago? How much have gas prices risen in that time?
Oddly enough, gas is less expensive now.
Here’s a picture from my 2008 RAGBRAI blog. It doesn’t show the price per gallon, but since I was always purty gud at ciphering (as Jethro Bodine would put it), 60.00 divided by 14.928 gallons comes to $4.019 per gallon.
Funny that I had forgotten how bad that summer was. What I tend to remember is how that Fall the prices dropped dramatically. I remember going to visit my oldest in FL. There was a station in MS that I paid $1.37 a gallon . . . just months after my 2008 RAGBRAI trip.