High gas prices don’t stop people from planning summer trips

MISSION BAY, Calif. (KGTV) — Memorial Day Weekend marks the unofficial start of summer travel.

Campland on the Bay in Mission Bay is a popular weekend destination for motorhomes.

“Where else can you get this kind of weather except in San Diego,” said Marty Coyne.

Marty and his wife drove almost 140 miles from the Imperial Valley to escape the heat.

“We consider Campland our second home,” Marty said.

His motorhome runs on diesel, which currently averages $6.62 in California.

He says he’s glad Campland is relatively close.

“I don’t think we’ll go too far beyond Campland,” Marty said.

Daymond and Myra Allen also frequent the RV camp.

“It’s just great to hang out with family and friends,” Diamond said.

The couple drove an hour and a half from Murrieta.

“It’s a humiliating experience when you go to fill up and see that you have a $300 gas bill and you get maybe three-quarters of a tank,” Daymond said.

But rising gas prices have not hindered their summer travel plans.

The Allens said they are looking forward to hitting the road to spend time with family and friends.

“[We] you just need to increase the gas budget a little, since it is about three times more expensive,” Diamond said.

Even if gas prices remain high, both couples have said they plan to return to the Campland on July 4th.


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