More than 38 million Americans will travel over Memorial Day weekend, according to the American Automobile Association. That’s the highest number in more than a decade.
Turner Batten, 26, is one of those travelers. On Friday morning, he hit the road for North Carolina with his lab, Chipper. Batten is making the drive from Florida to spend time with his family and “relax, visit friends, play golf,” he said.
Batten, who hasn’t been home for Memorial Day in four years, said if gas prices were even a bit higher, he’d probably pass on the trip.