My family goes on a week long trip every year. We go in the summer when all the kids are out of school and it has given me some of the best and worst memories of my life. We have a timeshare we’ve owned since I was just a baby and it is located on a lake. Mom and Dad always like to invite our family and friends from all over the country to come and cram together into the condo. My family would take turns cooking and planning outings. We would spend evenings around bonfires and cook marshmallows. Getting to see all my family that I only get to see once year was very special. The only bad memory of these times came from the drive that was over five hours to get there. I hated being in the car, I’ve always had an issue with motion sickness and it’s the worst when i’m in the car. It is a tortuous ride because if I don’t focus on the road I get extremely nauseous! One year, no long into our trip, the air conditioning in the car went out. When the car started to heat up my belly started to churn worse than it ever had before. We stopped at the next truck stop to try and find ways to ease the heat until the trip was over. My brother and I put on cooler clothes and dad found some water bottle fans. Although this helped a little, we were still melting and uncomfortable. Thankfully, my dad took the car that afternoon to a shop to get the HVAC unit fixed. It didn’t take too long for the shop to figure out the problem and get the a/c working like new for us.