Ok, gas prices have been going down, then they go up again, and back down. Up or down, the bottom line is, it's still too high. at too high to take the vacation you want, loading up the kids in the family truckster and heading to Wally World. Oh wait, that's the Griswolds back in the late 70's after the gas crisis of '76. Just a few ideas of some things you can do right here in Central New York and you won't have to take out a second mortgage to fill up the gas tank. Here are just a few ideas.