No one is happy about seeing gas prices going up, but these are the times we live in and it's not going to change anytime soon.

I personally can't speak for everyone, but many families will not being hitting the road this Thanksgiving due to higher gas prices.

The families that will be traveling will most likely see lighter traffic on mid-Michigan roads.

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"With global oil demand surging this year as the pandemic has eased, we find ourselves in unfamiliar territory--some of the highest Thanksgiving gas prices on record," said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at Gasbuddy.

You know as well as I do that many motorists get very angry when it comes to high gas prices. Millions of Americans would rather stay home and completely stay of roads during the holiday season.

When it comes to my family, they either come to my house or I go to my brother's house in Dewitt, which is less than a half hour to get there.

But if I had to travel a long distance with the thought of paying higher gas prices, I think I would do the same thing, park the car in the garage and stay home.

There are two reasons why more and more people would rather stay home:

1. Gas prices.

2. Covid-19 cases on the rise. adds this:

"Similarly to last year, motorists are contending with a rise in COVID cases ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, when many drive to celebrate with friends and family," De Haan said. "Only this year, we're also just cents away from the highest Thanksgiving gas prices ever recorded.

This always seems to happen more and more around the holidays. Maybe if more Americans stayed home during the holidays, we might see a change for the better in gas prices.

LOOK: See how much gasoline cost the year you started driving

To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.

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