No More Hot Boxing

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By: leelefever on February 19, 2006 - 3:41am

No More Hot Boxing, originally uploaded by LeeLeFever_TwinF.

I've had it. We will go broke paying for rooms with air conditioning from now on. Despite what the travel agent told us, our room for the next 2 nights is more like a hot box, with bunk beds and a fan that apparently used to oscillate, but now hangs down with the pull of gravity, as if its neck has been snapped. Hot air being blown around is still hot air anyway.

The heat of the day is fine with me, I can deal with sweat and stickiness and sunscreen and smell, but at the end of a long hot day, I need a shower and I need relief from the swelter. No more do I want to feel the sweat trickle down my neck and onto my pillow as I try to sleep, no more do I want to wake up with clothes dirtier than when I went to sleep. It's over.

AC is now the magic word when looking for lodging at the next stop. I already have a plan for taking vengance on the "Where? What? How? Whitsundays" travel brokers in Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia for promising AC when none existed. In case you missed that, it was the "Where? What? How? Whitsundays" Travel Brokers in Airlie Beach that misled us. The next broker will swear on their first born that AC does indeed exist when planning a multi-day trip.

Of course, from here, on one of the Whitsunday Islands (at Long Island Resort), we are going north, towards the equator, towards Asia, towards more humidity and more need for AC. Luckily AC will be cheaper there.

I know some of you will call me lame or weak or tell me to get over it. I hear ya... I admit to being spoiled, but dammit I'm not a 21 year old backpacker anymore. At 32, I have needs and the means to support those needs and from now on, the need to sleep sweat-free will be served. Mark my word.

By: Mom (not verified) on February 19, 2006 - 7:19am
 Do you think this is just a sample of what you will have in south Asia?Tongue out  Maybe so but AC will be cheaper, right?CryJust think you are from Seattle that is why it is so bad , maybe?Embarassed
By: Anonymous (not verified) on February 19, 2006 - 7:27am
You are too funny! And I totally agree. I spent the summer in Singapore once and I too remember those days dripping. Getting out of the shower feeling refreshed for like half a second and starting to drip again.  YUCK!
By: Brother Mark (not verified) on February 21, 2006 - 11:16am
I'm all for you two taking it easy with the A/C... that should be more important than food even, since food tastes good for a few min, but A/C will feel good for hours and hours while you're sleeping. Did I mention it's 28 degrees here in Chicago? Yeah, A/C isn't my problem.... it's trying to stay frickin' warm despite a drafty window in my room.