Senator Collins advice on July 9th:
"The economic downturn and rising gas prices have added a new word to our national vocabulary. 'Staycation' combines the fun of the traditional summer vacation with the affordability and convenience of exploring your own backyard."
"We Mainers are fortunate to have a truly amazing backyard to explore. From our spectacular scenery, history, and art to our great food, festivals, shopping, and amusement parks, Maine has something for everyone. For Mom and Dad, perhaps the best thing about vacationing close to home is that by the time the kids in the backseat start to chant, “Are we there yet?” -- you’re already there!"
Here's the rest of it.