BAKER, CA - JULY 23: Vehicles drive by a 134-foot-high electronic sign displaying a temperature of 111 degrees Fahrenheit on July 23, 2014 in Baker, California. The landmark roadside attraction, visible to drivers along Interstate 15 and billed as the "World's Largest Thermometer," was relit earlier this month for the first time since 2012, after a renovation that included replacing its 5,000 light bulbs with LEDs. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pandemic-weary U.S. residents are confronting high gas prices as they decide whether to travel this Memorial Day weekend. AAA says the average gas price in the U.S. on Thursday was $4.60 per gallon. In California, it topped $6. But for some, more than two years of pandemic life has them hitting the road or taking to the skies despite a recent surge in cases. AAA estimates that more than 39 million people in the U.S. will travel 50 miles or more from home during the holiday weekend. A record number of almost 90% of those travelers are expected to go by car over the long weekend.