Every summer, my family likes to go camping during my dad’s birthday weekend.
We pack up the camper, and head to one of our favorite campgrounds 3 hours away.
Unfortunately, this year, the weather channel released a heat advisory during the one weekend we planned on being outside. Determined to make the most of our camping trip, we forged on as planned. We arrived at the campground in the afternoon, during the peak temperature for the day. As soon as we parked the camper, I hurried inside and turned on the air conditioning. When I heard it pushing through the vents, I shut the door and went outside to unload. By the time I was done setting up the chairs around the campfire, I was sweating and needed relief. I opened the camper and expected to feel the cool air. However, the air was not cool. It was hot and stuffy still. I checked the thermostat, and it was still set to 73 degrees. I could hear the air still running and there was air pumping through the vents. It was so hot outside, and it was taking a really long time to cool the camper. We waited hours for our air conditioning to stop running and actually cool the space to our desired temperature. At one point, I didn’t think it would ever happen. I was convinced our air conditioner was broken and we’d have to drive 3 hours home to escape the heat. Our old camper just needed a little extra time. Thankfully, the camper cooled off and we had a great weekend celebrating my dad’s birthday!