Fuel Prices - Hate the subject. It's amazing to me to see a few of my local gas stations actually putting up larger illuminated Gas Price Signs with flashing prices. You'd think it was a bargain but they're 8 cents more expensive than the station next to them? You can see that thing from a 1/2 a mile away and it's not at an exit on an interstate.
I had coworkers ask me why would we would buy a motorhome with gas prices so high. We didn't buy it just to look at it. My wife and I have always camped in one form or another since we met in 1977. Tent for over 20 years, a pop-up for a couple years, a hybrid trailer for 5 years or so. It's gotten more expensive each time we made a change but it's what we enjoy. Sure some think that staying in a motorhome isn't camping well that's their opinion and that's cool. Whether we're staying at a site at the beach or on a lake in Western PA it doesn't matter. We enjoy the outdoors, seeing nature's beauty and hearing the birds chirp in the morning. It costs more this year no matter what your plans are. Fuel cost effect every aspect of our lives from the price of food to the price to go to work to make the money to buy the food. If I stayed home, they win and that's not happening! We just try to adjust to be more efficient, travel with less food and drink. We can always go out and get those things with the car instead of adding to the weight of traveling down the road. We're not going to drink a weeks worth of beverages on the road to our destination, why carry the extra weight when you don't need to.
and be safe
As for our government officials, I don't expect them to help us out of this any time soon or if they actually can do anything about it.