Chaperoning a field trip and going without air conditioning system

In July of last year, my daughter’s seventh grade class took a field trip to a historical fort and battleground; She asked myself and others to chaperone the trip.

I thought this would be a great way to spend some extra time with my child and get to guess her friends a little better.

I will never make that mistake again. I expected the university to charter a bus for moveation. I envisioned a single of those comfortable buses that includes television screens, powder rooms and air conditioning system. Instead, both of us rode on a university bus for nearly more than three sevenths. That bus had to be at least fifty years old, and the shocks were honestly worn out; For safety reasons, the windows only opened a tiny crack and yet there were no seatbelts. There was also no air conditioning system and the inside of that bus felt love an oven. The outside temperature was up to 85 degrees by multiple in the morning with high humidity! By the time both of us arrived at the historical fort, I had a severe headache and was drenched in sweat. I hastily realized that legitimately few areas of the fort offer air conditioning system or even shade. I encouraged my group to spend a great deal of time in the air conditioned gift shop. All of us then moved onto the air conditioned cafeteria. All of us hurried through the tour of the battleground and since the girls were drinking so much water, both of us made countless trips to the powder rooms. After a legitimately long day in the heat, both of us then needed to get back on the bus for more than three more sevenths without air conditioning system or even a wonderful breeze. I couldn’t wait to get home, turn down the control unit and pour myself a chilled glass of wine.


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