I always said I was going to take a cross-country trip after I graduated from my community college, and here I am, traveling the country. I’d love to say that I’m cruising in a beautiful RV, but actually I am driving an original VW van. My van has always been reliable and it is fairly comfortable to sleep in, sometimes I have to take a break and get a real bed. Even a cheap motel can offer a nice pool and air conditioning. Throw in a shower and I also get to watch television. I have been driving for almost a week now, and the heat of the summer is getting to me. I know that I will feel more refreshed when I get into the air conditioning and I can relax for awhile. I was smart and I had my van inspected before I left home. It would have been a real pain if my air conditioning had died on the road. Even though it hadn’t, I am still ready to get out of the van and relax in an air conditioned motel room for a couple of nights. The pool and the AC make it well worth the time off since the humidity of the southwest is so bad. I must have been crazy when I planned this trip. I think I’m going to be checking into motels more often so I can enjoy the air conditioning. When it is so hot outside, I just feel like it is best to hibernate in an air conditioned motel room; at least until summer ends.