Immediately, hot air started blasting through the vents and suffocating me.
I really enjoyed getting out and seeing the landscape. I’m not the sort of person who likes to sit inside and stare at the same walls all day, everyday. This is one of the main reasons why I especially enjoy going on long road trips by myself or with other people. I like to travel the entire country as often as possible with only my vehicle, a sleeping bag, and some driving entertainment. Of course, traveling such far distances comes with some challenges. Namely, the outdoor climate will change rapidly as you are transitioning from place to place. Hot to cold, humid to dry. Generally, you will assume that the car can handle the uncomfortable outdoor air temperatures and air conditions via the modern heating, cooling, and air quality control system that is installed. Unfortunately, it turns out that this heating, cooling, and ventilation assumption is not always correct. In fact, the last time I went on a road trip I was horrified to find that there was absolutely no working heat or AC in the vehicle I was driving. The trouble all started when I attempted to modify the indoor air temperature by switching on the air conditioning system in the car. Immediately, hot air started blasting through the vents and suffocating me. I pulled over and tried to mess with the on-board temperature control unit, but the thermostat did not seem to respond. I was absolutely drenched in sweat no matter how hard I tried to adjust to the central heating, cooling, and ventilation system for the rest of the trip. For once, I was dreaming of the destination – or, the HVAC in the destination – rather than enjoying the drive.