So far the highest gas I've seen in the Illinois Quad-Cities is $4.899. That same station had been $4.099 several days before. That day, I filled up at $4.299. As I drove back thru the Cities, stations had routinely gone up 30 to 40 cents in a matter of two hours.
Put $50 worth of $3.99 unleaded into my highly efficient '07 Tundra last night before driving my daughter 70 miles to a soccer game. The game was then called 10 minutes in on account of a thunderstorm that rolled in...a thunderstorm that some moron couldn't detect on radar even though that radar had been lit up all green and read like a Christmas tree for at least two hours prior to the game! Waited out the storm while eating a burger and then drove the 70 miles back. That was $50 well spent. Oh well. Bonding time with my daughter, right? (Even though she slept the whole way there....)