Two weeks ago I came back from the biggest road trip of my life. My girlfriend and I covered over 4000 miles in the course of a month and it was a fantastic adventure. We had planned the trip for over a year and plotted out every little nook and cranny of the country that we wanted to see. We chose to do it in the summer since we are both teachers, so it is honestly the most convenient time to do a cross country trip. Hypothetically we could have done it in the winter, but we did not want to run into crazy snowy weather up north, so we decided on the warmer months. That said, we still had some air conditioning issues along the way. It was something we did not really think about, but it started with the HVAC system in our car. The vehicle is relatively new so we had no reason to suspect our A/C would suddenly cut out on us. As I mentioned before, it was the middle of summer, so the climate control system was really pretty important underneath the midday sun. Without our air conditioner working, we went through about six hours of desert driving. I made sure the HVAC system was fixed at the first chance we had, but it was still a rough day. Then, ironically, the climate control system at the hotel we checked into, stopped working halfway through the night. Heating and cooling issues were never something I had to deal with before and now it seemed like an HVAC curse had been put upon our heads.