Gas Prices No Deterrent to Turkey Day Travel

Despite gas prices that are sometimes a $1 more a gallon, more people are going to be driving to get their fill of turkey and awkward family silences. According to AAA, a record 38.7 million Americans will be traveling more than 50 miles or more from home during the break, approximately 1.6% up from last year. About 80% of those will be taking cars and will be paying an average of about $3.11 per gallon for the privilege. Typically, fuel prices are supposed to decrease over the winter months but, you know... someone at ExxonMobil wants a new Yacht for Christmas. [AP via MSNBC]