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Dawn Henthorn

Going to Grandma's House?

By October 31, 2006

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'Tis the season for turkey and dressing and goin' to Grandma's house. While we might sing "over the river and through the woods," we are most likely to get to Grandma's house these days via a crowded airport or interstate highway. Last year AAA estimated that 37.29 million would travel at least 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving holiday and there is no reason to believe that figure won't be surpassed this year.

Usually, over 80 percent, or approximately 30 million are expected to be traveling by automobile, and the greatest number of auto travelers usually originates in the Southeast. In a good news-bad news scenario, gasoline prices have been making a hasty retreat and are now averaging only $2.14 a gallon in the Southeast. Not sure whether it would be cheaper to drive or fly? Check out the AAA Fuel Cost Calculator and gas prices in your area.

If going to grandma's isn't your idea of a vacation, check out these alternate Thanksgiving holiday ideas. Whatever you do or wherever you go this Thanksgiving holiday, drive safely and sanely... and arrive alive!

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