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Old Mar 1, 2011, 1:29 PM   #1
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Filled one of the cars last night. Then later happened to be going thru some of my photos. Thought I would share this one with everybody. I think that we can all relate.

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Just as an FYI, here is the original in color.

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If Tampa wasn't so far away, I'd definitely beat a path there to fill up!

Regular unleaded is running $3.19 a gallon here right now...at least, as of when I went to bed last night. Last June when we went to San Francisco, it was well over $4 a gallon, and the car rental company was going to charge $8.99 a gallon to fill it up if you did not return the car with a full tank. I hate to think what it's costing there now.
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Just as an FYI, here is the original in color.
Hah! What fun. Was that just colored liquid in the tank?

Many of you may not know that those original gas pumps pumped the gas into that clear tank at the top so the customer could confirm how much he/she was paying for (gas tanks in cars were much smaller then). Now, of course, we accept being hosed, ooops, I mean we accept the quantity without visual confirmation.

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PS: and no, Steven, I do not personally remember these pumps. I can read your mind so don't start on me...

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If Tampa wasn't so far away, I'd definitely beat a path there to fill up!

Regular unleaded is running $3.19 a gallon here right now...at least, as of when I went to bed last night. Last June when we went to San Francisco, it was well over $4 a gallon, and the car rental company was going to charge $8.99 a gallon to fill it up if you did not return the car with a full tank. I hate to think what it's costing there now.
You guys have it so easy!!!! We are paying $9.61 with the current exchange rate, it's crazy!
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You guys have it so easy!!!! We are paying $9.61 with the current exchange rate, it's crazy!
Where are you? You're right that in the US the low gas prices are the reason I'm surrounded by big fat gas hog porkers that I can't see around to get an early warning of trouble ahead.

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Nice photo. Those old pumps are symbolic of a time long ago.
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Nice photo. Those old pumps are symbolic of a time long ago.
That shot was taken at the Ukrainian Village (historical settlement), East of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. We had an outing there last week-end (the local photo club) and I couldn't resist (lucky us, it was only about 15f with a bit of snow and wind ... since now is about -25f) !!
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That shot was taken at the Ukrainian Village (historical settlement), East of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. We had an outing there last week-end (the local photo club) and I couldn't resist (lucky us, it was only about 15f with a bit of snow and wind ... since now is about -25f) !!

Brrrrrrrrrrrrr! I get cold just thinking about that. It was a little warmer than that when I took my shots.
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