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Gas prices could affect summer vacations

With gas prices hovering around $4 for a gallon of unleaded, at least some drivers are worried about plans for a trip to the beach and more this summer.

 "I really can't afford to do a lot of the things that I normally would, with the gas prices going up," said Christine Morehead.

She and several other parents found themselves talking about gas prices with their kids played at Fort Thomas' Tower Park.

"Really, if the price keeps going up, we may not go as far as we normally would have. We may go to South Carolina instead of Florida," said TJ Belville.

'Staycation' was a word coined back in 2008, the last time drivers got hit so hard in the wallet. Now, in 2011, it's back.

But not everyone says the vacation is on the chopping block.

"If you are planning a family vacation, you are going to go, regardless. That is your special time of year, your special time to get away," said Tim Mastin.

It's juts going to hurt a little more for that dose of summer fun, and everyone's feeling it.

 "Every time the prices go up, that means you don't want to go further away," said driver Tammy Jones.

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