I had never liked camping, but after my divorce, someone had to go with my young sons.
They loved fishing and camping by the lake, so I volunteered to take them for a weekend.
I bought a new tent, and since one of my hatreds of camping was sleeping on the ground, I also bought an air mattress. It was hot and humid that night, and I was wishing I had bought a small portable air conditioner. I didn’t expect the air mattress to be a source of heat. As the night wore on, I ended up with my youngest son laying on the mattress with me. Next thing I knew, I had my older son on the mattress. As if I hadn’t already been minding the heat, I was now surrounded by two boys who both emitted their own form of natural heat. I crawled out of bed and headed outside. The boys didn’t even know I had left the tent. It was so humid outside that I could barely breathe. I crawled into the car and turned on the engine. I then turned on the air conditioner. It didn’t take long for the car to become cool, thanks to the excellent HVAC system in the car. I wasn’t sure I wanted to splurge and have automatic climate control, when I bought the car, but I was now glad I did. The HVAC system automatically adjusted the inside of the car, to go with the heat and humidity of outside. It didn’t take long before I had two very sleepy boys climbing into the car with me. My youngest mumbled something about leaving them alone and not asking them to join me in the AC.