While watching TV on Friday morning at the gym, I heard that 38 million Americans will be traveling this Memorial Day weekend. Most of them will be going by car, even with gas prices as high as they are.
With the exception of 2001 and 2002, I've been out of the country for the last ten years on Memorial Day. Overseas, I was reminded when Memorial Day was approaching because relatives would mention it on the phone or I saw it online in a newspaper.
I lost touch, though, with the nature of the holiday weekend because, well, I hadn't seen or heard figures like those I heard on Friday morning. It was like Deja Vu. Nothing's really changed in ten years' time when it comes to American's dependence on oil, has it?