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05.25.07

Memorial Day Weekend Travel

"Everyone needs a break now and then to get away and we're going to have to pay the price when we go," says Elizabeth Mendoza. "Everyone needs a break now and then to get away and we're going to have to pay the price when we go," says Elizabeth Mendoza.

The memorial day weekend is kicking into action right now with millions expected to travel.

And as NewsChannel 10's Blaire Arvin found out high gas prices... don't seem to be steering drivers away from their plans.

People are still gassing up to get away.

AAA says by land and by air more will travel this year than last.

"They're outrageous."

"The price of gas is just outrageous."

The feelings on fuel haven't changed.

But neither have holiday plans.

"No one wants to stay at home and not have a life because gas is over $3 a gallon," says Tommy Scott.

"People will travel irregardless of what the gas prices are."

From the highways...

"I'm going to Hardington, Texas."

To the skies...

"Where are you headed for Memorial Day weekend? we're going to Las Vegas," says Amer Abdullat

"We're headed to Seattle."

People in the panhandle are traveling...

More than 38 million are expected to get away for the weekend and while flying may be faster in some cases... a lot of people are still using these wheels to make it to their destination.

"People have to drive everyone has to drive."

And everyone who drives has to pay.

In Amarillo, the average to filler up is $3.25 a gallon.

And get this -- we're not the highest in the state anymore.

El Paso takes that honor.

A little relief heading into a weekend that's all about that -- relief.

"Everyone needs a break now and then to get away and we're going to have to pay the price when we go," says Elizabeth Mendoza.

To make up for the increase at the pump, AAA says many people will spend less money on food and lodging.

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