Last year I took an intense road trip across the country, and I made it to all 50 states. This trip really pushed me to venture outside of my comfort zone. I slept in a van some nights, while other nights I opted for camping. I rarely paid for hotels because I did not want to spend that much money. If I had to use the toilet, I had to improvise by finding anywhere to stop or by just going out in the woods. It was a real adventure, but one of the hardest things for myself and others was getting to sleep, as well as spending so much time without an a/c. Before the trip, I was used to being able to adjust our heating and A/C units to run at whatever temperature I chose. I was rarely in a hotel or even a climate-controlled building for that matter, so the luxury of being able to adjust a cooling system was not on the agenda of our trip. There were several long nights when I felt disgusting because the humidity made myself and others really sticky and left us feeling disgusting. I dreamt about our a/c back home, but I stuck it out. By the time I reached our 50th state, I was ready to return home. I made some superb memories on that trip that I will never forget. I met some charming people, ate some great food, and took hundreds of attractive photographs. I will never forget the experience, and I am blessed that I could make time to do it. Regardless, I am ecstatic to be back home with our cooling system, our own washrooms, and our comfortable beds.