The weather forecast on Friday was temperatures around 95 degrees with a UV index at 10 and humidity at 98%.
Still, the school decided to take the 5th grade class on a field trip.
I was hoping they would cancel the trip, because I was scheduled to be a chaperone. I didn’t want to spend any part of my day outside in those hot and humid temperatures. My son wanted me to go on the field trip, so I could not say no. They loaded all of the students and teachers onto three separate buses. They were packed with kids and adults. I sat in a seat with another adult and the two of us were hip-to-hip. There was no room for anything else in that bus seat. There was no AC in the bus, and we rode most of the way with the windows all the way down. A couple of kids complained about the air, but I wasn’t going to put up my window. One of the parents sitting across the aisle from me decided to close their window. I reminded the person that there was no AC and the bus. The woman shrugged her shoulders. Closing one window made a lot of difference in the air. It was very warm and humid. I was starting to go crazy and I thought I was going to lose my cool. By the time we got back to the school, I was ready to put the air on full blast and sit in my car. We didn’t leave the parking lot until I cooled down the car to a comfortable and frigid temperature. That was one of the worst and most uncomfortable bus rides I have ever had to endure.