Memorial Day weekend, the official -unofficial- start of summer. So what are your plans?
Raymond Gillaspie said he's spending the holiday at home with family. "Probably a little bit of chicken and potato salad around the pool."
Maybe you've seen gas prices slowly inching closer to $3.50 a gallon and decided to pack up the kids and take a last minute road trip like Mahmoud Olya and his family.
"My family is going to Galveston," Olya said. "Good scenery, good water and beach."
"Gas prices have actually gone down since 2011," said Sarah Schimmer, a AAA Travel Agency Spokesperson.
That's great news going into the weekend. In Houston we're looking at an average $3.55 a gallon. Schimmer said that's actually 20 cents less than this time last year.
"In 2011 we were paying $53 for an average family sized car. That was per tank. This year we're paying $49."
Apparently that four dollar difference makes a big difference because more people are expected to hit the road this weekend, so you can expect delays.
"Travel is up 2 percent in Texas and nationwide. Total travel, 2.8 million Texans will be traveling this weekend for Memorial Day and 2.5 million of that will be driving," she shared.
The average Texan will drive 50 or more miles from home. The average family is expected to drive 580 miles roundtrip and spend $533 this weekend.
So you can also expect to see the same person that cut you off on 45-South to be sitting right next to you at the beach in Galveston.