DETROIT (WWJ) – President of the Cadillac Travel Group in Southfield, David Fishman, says most people are staying in-state.

“Even though gas prices in Michigan are high, they have come down a little bit, so people are still thinking of driving to places in Michigan,” says Fishman.

Dan Pigeon is one of those who says gas prices be darned, he’s taking the family camping on their property up north anyway. “…it’s hard (when) looking at your budget, but sometimes you just have to do it anyway,” insists Pigeon.

Pigeon says the family’s camping property is about a 3-4 hour drive from their suburban home, and the higher price of gas is noticeable, but not enough to cancel the family get away.

This is the typical get-away weekend for many. But not for all and especially not this year. Byron Marshbanks of Ecorse says he’s sticking close to home, possibly going to a park in Southfield or maybe Belle Isle.

Marshbanks says gas prices and a need to work are keeping him and his family close to home this year. But he’s still looking forward to the family time and the barbeque.

Barbeques, parks and family time seem to be big plans for those sticking close to home this weekend.


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