My brother and I went on the road trip of a lifetime, but it quickly became one problem after the next. As it turns out, my brother didn’t have his car serviced before we left home. I had thought he would have had everything taken care of, as we planned to drive all the way to the west coast and back. Not even half way there, and the AC in his car went out. The further west we travelled, the hotter and hotter it became. I found myself trying harder and harder to find ways to enjoy myself. Afterall, we were already halfway there, so it was senseless to turn back now. But I wasn’t going to spend the whole way fighting. The solace at the end of each day became the places we stayed every night. While in the beginning we were planning to stay in any place that was cheapest, without the car AC we needed relief. So we spent the second half of the trip staying in nicer places with great HVAC systems. It was easy to forget the heat of the day in a cool room where we could get a great night’s sleep. We found one chain we liked and stayed at only those hotels until we reached our destination. Once there, we dropped the car off at a garage to get fixed, and took a cab to our hotel. The heating and cooling of all of those hotel rooms kept us from fighting the whole way there. We stayed in the same hotel on the West coast, and slept in cool sheets every night thanks to great central air conditioning.