The last time fuel prices were headed this high I was touring California. I grew up there; hadn’t been back in fifteen years or so. The Taft/Maricopa area is always a good benchmark for change. Things hadn’t changed much. Skateboards at the Jolly Kone. Flickr user Richard Harrison has provided a welcome update:
I came wandering through here last fall and the kids had advanced to using scooters around the Jolly Kone. Not much has changed in the last couple of years.