32 Million Americans Travel During Labor Day Weekend
Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) The Jenkins are just one of the millions of American families hitting the road this Labor Day Weekend.
Jane Jenkins says, "We're from Dubuque, Iowa. We started Saturday morning early, drove about ten hours to North Platte. And then we drove here yesterday, so it was a long drive to get here."
Last year the Jenkins stopped in Twin Falls on their way to the Oregon Coast. They made it a point to come back and spend more time.
It's a familiar story. AAA of Idaho expects an increase of three percent in national travel this year.
A gallon of unleaded gasoline in Idaho is averaging $3.72, which is up 20 cents from last month, but only six cents higher than a year ago. That's four cents below the current national average.
Tom Bourne, visiting from Utah, says, "It's a nice town, I'm really impressed with it. I've never seen the canyon up close, it's beautiful. It's a nice area."
Bourne says he ate at a couple of really good restaurants, and that he'll definitely come back to visit again. Four BASE jumpers drove 18 hours straight from Fargo, North Dakota to jump from the Perrine Bridge.
BASE Jumper Jason Hanson says, "I really, really enjoy the community attitude here. It's phenomenal."
Jane Jenkins' husband Mark says, "I'm looking forward to when you connect the whole thing, because it'll really be a fabulous bike trail then. It's nice now, but it'll really improve it a lot."
Sept. 3, 2012.