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Chuck Tate: No trip down Route 66
Chuck Tate: No trip down Route 66
Unexpected costs and high fuel prices have forced Chuck and Debbie Tate to postpone their summer road trip.
Retired, 55, Vicksburg, Miss.

This July was to include a leisurely road trip (camping) down Route 66 and surrounding areas. However, starting in November 2007, several unexpected and expensive events occurred.

[We had to pay for] co-payments for surgery on a knee and ankle, co-payments on physical rehabilitation, much higher costs for propane for heating, tires for the truck, a radiator for the minivan and tires for the minivan.

Add to that the much higher fuel costs on a day-to-day basis and the costs for the trip and the funds for the Route 66 trip are just not there. Maybe next year.

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Last updated September 25 2008: 3:44 PM ET
 
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