West Michigan Tourist Association hopes Memorial Day travelers ...

There are 20 comments on the WZZM Grand Rapids story from May 23, 2008, titled West Michigan Tourist Association hopes Memorial Day travelers .... In it, WZZM Grand Rapids reports that:

Filling up doesn't come cheap. At the BP station on Alpine Avenue, prices top at $4.20 for a gallon of gas.

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Since: Mar 07

Fruitport

#1 May 23, 2008
Don't think anybody has to worry about to many people leaving state this weekend!

Who can afford it?
Gail in Wyoming

Wixom, MI

#2 May 23, 2008
Everyone I know is staying pretty close to home this weekend, incentives, or not.
CJS

Fremont, MI

#3 May 23, 2008
Oh my family IS having a "Staycation" this weekend. No traveling, no going out for dinner, no movie night out...bacially we won't be spending...period...just staying home and enjoying a long weekend together.
NO WAY

Wyoming, MI

#4 May 23, 2008
OHHH I get it! They raise the gas prices so we can't afford to leave Michigan...That is f r i c k e n awesome!
William

Mountain Home, AR

#5 May 23, 2008
I'm having a staycation. My car is staying in the garage, and I am not supporting the economy anywhere in the state except in my back yard.
mohp

Grand Rapids, MI

#6 May 23, 2008
time to give up driving cant pay for gas so why drive
Sam

Byron Center, MI

#7 May 23, 2008
William wrote:
I'm having a staycation. My car is staying in the garage, and I am not supporting the economy anywhere in the state except in my back yard.
THAT is exactly what everybody needs to do. Me, I'm staying home, not supporting anybody, no money to charity (hey, I gotta pay my bills, too), I don't go to the movies and haven't for years. Seriously, I think if everybody did this - bought just what they had to and a LOT of the Michigan economy started really suffering (movie theaters, golf courses, tourism and on and on and on), things would change because they would have to. Only problem is, can't get everybody to join in - realistically. Would be interesting tho, if you could!!!
dogmom

Des Moines, IA

#8 May 23, 2008
My spouse has been unemployed for 3 years now so we will not be going anywhere either.
Too bad that when calculate the unemployment rate they don't include those people who are no longer receiving any benefits! Bet the REAL numbers would be stagering!
We'll just stay home, do yard work, finish spring cleaning and give the dogs a bath!

Since: May 08

Greenville, MI

#9 May 23, 2008
We're staying home, too. Maybe we'll set up a garage sale and make some money instead of spending any.
Julie

Cross Village, MI

#10 May 23, 2008
We are staying home but it will do nothing to help tourism.
The hike in prices will keep us at home and in the backyard.

Julie

Cross Village, MI

#11 May 23, 2008
I'm with you on this...
Lets close our wallets and just say no to all but the absolute necessities.
Sam wrote:
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THAT is exactly what everybody needs to do. Me, I'm staying home, not supporting anybody, no money to charity (hey, I gotta pay my bills, too), I don't go to the movies and haven't for years. Seriously, I think if everybody did this - bought just what they had to and a LOT of the Michigan economy started really suffering (movie theaters, golf courses, tourism and on and on and on), things would change because they would have to. Only problem is, can't get everybody to join in - realistically. Would be interesting tho, if you could!!!
JKC

Grand Rapids, MI

#12 May 23, 2008
William wrote:
I'm having a staycation. My car is staying in the garage, and I am not supporting the economy anywhere in the state except in my back yard.
Ditto for our family!

“Go Red Wings!!!”

Since: Oct 07

Plainfield Township MI

#13 May 23, 2008
We are going up North. However, pretty much all we have to pay for is gas. We are staying with friends, and we have cookouts and hang at the cabin by the lake. Too cold to go swimming yet. We debated about going, because of gas prices. We will take the car instead of the truck...much better gas miliage. My husband has been working long hours, he needs a break to get out of town to relax. We are just going to have to cut back on other things this summer, as we refuse to let the high gas prices ruin our trips up North.
tom

Caledonia, MI

#14 May 23, 2008
boy, what a great lead=in to a story....'filling up doesn't come cheap'.....NO!....duh.....why, we never would have guessed!....boy, that's great journalism, and just a great scoop to keep us informed like that....how about 'it's going to get dark tonite, so be ready' or 'tomorrow is Saturday'.....great copy.

“Go Red Wings!!!”

Since: Oct 07

Plainfield Township MI

#15 May 23, 2008
get out of t o w n. I keep forgetting it is a banned word.
What the Heck

Muskegon, MI

#16 May 23, 2008
Speculation and Wall Street, boy I wish I could give myself a raise based on the speculation that when I retire Social Security may be broke..... take the money away from the individual, and they lose their voice and their power.....and a dictator will rise to rule, a dictator from a corporation.....
We are not just losing our money folks, we are losing our "government for the people and by the people" we are losing our powers and individuals, the way big business wants it, because special interests have ruled too long, now the tables are turned....
durr

Milan, MI

#17 May 23, 2008
Thanks ARAB oil companies another American holiday ruined by you
NoTraveler

Sparta, MI

#18 May 23, 2008
Initially, Hubby and I were going to go camping to the NE and see Vermont, NH, etc., but gas prices cancelled that trip. Then we decided we would go back to our favorite places - The Porcupine Mtns and up to Ft Wilkins. Gas prices changed that trip also. Now we're booked for a campground just into the U.P. We may have to cancel that too, because of the gas prices. I can't help 'boost' the economy, by spreading our vacation money around, if I can't get out of my driveway. If I stay home, I won't be going to the show, dining or any other activity. I can do that anytime because I live here. Probably spend the vacation money on bills, to stay afloat.
durr

Milan, MI

#19 May 23, 2008
If anyone notices there is an ISLAMIC Ad on this page!!! I have an idea G.W. lets make Iraq a glass factory.. what happens to sand when its heated at a high degree tempurature?

Since: Jan 08

Auburn

#20 May 23, 2008
Good idea. We are staying home and cooking out and that is about it. Maybe watch a couple of movies and relax. I don't much like traveling on holiday weekends anyway, but I bet this year there won't be too many people on the roads.
montcalm mom wrote:
We're staying home, too. Maybe we'll set up a garage sale and make some money instead of spending any.

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