Mapping gas prices

gasprices.jpgSince I'm about to embark upon the most poorly-timed road trip in the history of automotive travel, I appreciate any opportunity to visualize my own masochism. That's why I was so happy to find GasBuddy's USA National Gas Temperature Map, which compiles's user-entered gas price data into a nationwide map of average gas prices by county. As you can see (and your wallet has been feeling) California is a festering red sore. My only consolation is that most of my meandering will occur in the lush green of the sub-three-dollar Southeast. The money I save shall be spent on smoked delicacies.