Because my vehicle is a 4-cylinder (please second think if you plan to purchase one) traveling in heat/humidity and running the air conditioner for 3 hours at 70 mph speeds is not good on the engine. So, we drove with the windows down...oy!
Multiple Sclerosis and I have a love/hate relationship. It is such a fickle disease and I have learned over the sixteen years it has inhabited my body that heat/humidity and MS do not mix. So, where am I? In a vehicle, toodling down I74 in oppressive heat trying not to think about it.
Along with MS, I have Sjogren's Syndrome (where your mouth and eyes dry out) and situational anxiety. So, open-windows-blowing-hot-air on my eyes was not a good thing, either since I'd had an incident that landed me in the ER a few hours the prior morning.
Fast forward. We arrive at the Par-a-dice Hotel and Convention center about an hour early, so travel across the street to the Burger King for lunch (in my opinion all I wanted was to bathe in the ice from the ice machine!) before returning to the event.
I had several clients who were signing at the event and it was imperative that I meet them. I was in the wheel chair, because walking that distance around the circumference of the room and up and down the aisles greeting the authors would have sapped what little energy I had left. We stopped by the end of a table...and a delightful personal assistant to an author began visiting with us. Meeting E.M. Shue was delightful. I should have had a photo with her, but didn't. We were trying to figure out where table #63 was and it was right around the corner, hidden by an author banner.
It was a lovely event and those in charge did an amazing job. I loved being there, but loved being inside my air conditioned home more.