The 41.9 million Americans that are predicted to hit the road this Thanksgiving will pay the cheapest gas prices for the holiday since 2008, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, which reports that the average price of gasoline nationwide is $2.08, 72 cents less than last year’s average of $2.80 on Thanksgiving Day.
Are you among those who do not wish to brave the crowds of holiday shoppers on Black Friday? Do you instead seek a way to work off that Thanksgiving turkey and dressing? A number of Georgia’s State Parks and Historic Sites will offer post-turkey day hikes this Friday. Public Affairs Coordinator Kim Hatcher says that Turkey Waddle Hikes will be held at places like Fort Yargo State Park in Winder and High Falls State Park in Jackson. If you don’t want to travel that far, you can walk around James H. “Sloppy” Floyd Park in nearby Chattooga County on the day after Thanksgiving.
The Atlanta Falcons fell to the Indianapolis Colts 24-21 on Sunday at the Georgia Dome, marking the Falcons’ fourth loss in their last five games. They are now 6-4 after starting the season 5-0.
Georgia Tech fell to East Tennessee State 69-68 in men’s basketball on Sunday afternoon in Atlanta. It was the first loss of the season for the Yellow Jackets.
Some 1.2 million Georgians are expected to be among the 41.9 Americans that travel via automobile this Thanksgiving holiday travel period. Garrett Townsend, spokesman for AAA, The Auto Club Group, contends that most people prefer to travel via automobile because it allows for greater flexibility.
The Rome City and Floyd County Commissions each have meetings to start this work week.
Alabama has moved up to the No. 2 spot in the latest AP Top 25 college football poll, for which results were released on Sunday. The Crimson Tide picked up a non-conference win over Charleston Southern 56-6 in Tuscaloosa this past Saturday. They’ll close out their regular season at Auburn this coming Saturday at 3:30 pm Eastern. The SEC showdown will be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410.
There will be plenty of opportunities for fun and fellowship offered to Rome and Floyd County residents this weekend.