How low can they go? Probably not low enough, but for the last three weeks all of us have been glad to see gasoline prices drop. In the Roanoke Valley we are paying an average of $3.52 for regular gas. That's a 30 cent difference compared to this same time frame in 2011.
However, could the relief be short lived with vacation season around the corner? The Energy Department says drivers should pay an average of $3.79 per gallon at the pump from April through September.
From rental cars and moving vans, filling up could cost all of us a little more.
Photographers are also taking a snapshot of their bottom line. If gas prices skyrocket, those pretty perfect pictures, especially for destination weddings, could come with a higher price tag in the future.
"It'll definitely have an affect if I'm seeing the trends stay the same, it will definitely affect just travel costs," says Lori Hedrick, a Roanoke-based photographer.
And who better but mothers know how today's gas is guzzling the family budget? These days it's all about being "fit" financially.
"All our family is out of town so we don't travel up their quite as much," says Leah Manye, a mother.
"You don't eat as much, you kind of do more free activities for the kids. We're always looking for that stuff," says Johanna Ferguson, a mother.
Whether you're in charge of your family's budget or a company's budget, everyone is starting to accept that gas prices about $3.50 is likely the new norm.