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Rated: 13+ · Book · Family · #2058371
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#1029288 added March 21, 2022 at 4:58pm
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Gas Prices
Left the Outer Banks Friday. I stayed in Salvo, bordering Rodanthe. Two blocks to walk to beach! The first time the tide splashed me, I screamed from the sheer coldness of the ocean.

Gas was $4.19 in Rodanthe. I only got a few gallons because I was told it was a little cheaper further north. But I ran around a lot more than planned, and had to fill up in Hatteras. $4.17. I was shocked to see it at $4.05 in Kitty Hawk, then in Currituck, it was $3.95. But as soon as Rt 168 turned into 158 at a sharp turn, it went up to $4.15. Twenty cents more only a few miles apart.

I did make it home before filling up again. My Kroger points made it $3.97.

But I really needed that break. Lots of walking on flat streets. Walking barefoot on the cold sand. The roar of the ocean, the slow pace of life, casual dress everywhere. Of course, on the way home, I took a wrong exit which landed me in Friday afternoon bumper to bumper traffic. It took two hours longer to get home than it did to get there. As much as I loved being away from the computer, the house phone, and my usual responsibilities, I liked getting back to my private quarters, with my bed, my chair, my TV. I caught up on all the newspapers, snail mail, and laundry. I hope I am revitalized and ready to go.


*Beach* *Anchor*

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