When touring Europe last year, my cousin visited some very cool places.
- She would Skype with me weekly to tell me of her adventures.
She even spent some days backpacking through the countryside. On one of our calls, I noticed that the background behind her was all beautiful stone. At first, I thought she must be in some ruins or something. I guess the fact that she looked overheated and sweaty, to me, looked like she was exploring somewhere. When she told me she was in a restaurant way up in a tower, I was shocked. I thought, what type of restaurant doesn’t have any sort of climate control. When I asked her about it, she said that she had stopped to have breakfast in the tower of an old castle. The building was so old that it had no HVAC system and the locals considered it part of the “charm”. She laughed because many of the places in Europe felt that same type of “charm” was a good thing. She said that she had really come to appreciate the difference a quality HVAC system makes in a person’s life. She tried to stay in a hotel with climate control as much as possible. I couldn’t even imagine a life without my HVAC system, but then again, I live in the deep south. Upon returning she said that she too couldn’t imagine doing that again. She had a whole new view of her life and decided that her next adventure would be to a tropical place with full amenities. Maybe I will join her on that one.