The Labor Day weekend has come and gone...but that didn't stop families from extending the fun to Monday. James Johnson has more, James.
According to AAA... Labor day holiday travel is at it's highest in 5 years. Now that the weekend is over I went around town to see whether or not people were still out celebrating.
AAA projects 34.1 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the Labor Day holiday. A 4.2 percent increase from last year. Labor day holiday travel is expected to reach a new post recession high this year due to increased consumer spending and an improved housing market.
[cg:newsuper\kevin martinez\kwik store] 09:32:06 we got a lot of families here and it's been a good day.
Approximately 29.2 million people planned to drive to their destination, a 4.3% increase from last year. Gas prices are unlikely to be a major factor for travelers this labor day since the price of gas... On average is down 2.7 percent compared to this time last year.
[cg:newsuper\reynaldo vasquez\labor day traveler] 17:43:18 my plan was to go see my mother in law and see a friend and was heading back to San Antonio 1853:18 I don’t think it stops anybody on Labor Day no matter how high the prices are.
Later in the evening...it started to rain here in Laredo... So you would think that everyone would be inside to continue celebrating Labor Day. For Joe Cantrerars and his family that wasn't the case...though it started to rain...they wouldn't let a little rain ruin their fun at the lake.
[cg:newsuper\joe cantrerars\hanging with family at the lake] 25:32:22 it turned on us but it freshened up the day. It didn't ruin our party at all.
Other families were out as well...bbqing, fishing, and hanging out with family and friends. All to celebrate the Labor Day holiday before going back to work.
[cg:newsuper\joe cantrerars\hanging with family at the lake] 25:13:26 it's always good to off
According to AAA, today is the most popular day for people to return home from Labor Day vacation. And the number one way people travel is jumping in their cars and driving. For KGNS, I’m James Johnson.