Gas prices have thankfully not skyrocketed up to $4/gallon like they did last year at this time, but they're still plenty high. About $2.60/gallon right now, at the Costco pump. It's amazing how fast you get used to such a dramatic climb in a basic commodity. Gas has been around $1.30 - $1.60/gallon for years. I remember paying $1.299 at the Shell near Stanford month after month back in the day (1985?). But those days are along gone now, methinks.