My sibling and I had not spent time together alone in a long time! She was married with kids, and I was pursuing higher education outside the country, but despite the distance, we still kept a close bond.
We still relied on each other through great and taxing times like we had all our lives.
Last summer, I came home to surprise her with a trip, her fiance and I had planned it out, and she knew nothing about it. I pulled up in her driveway with an RV and began blowing the horn. She came out running and was so shocked to see me, but after greetings that involved a lot of screaming, her husband brought out her packed bags which she knew nothing about. Next, we had to pack a few essential items, which included some portable A/C systems. The RV owner had recommended me to bring some just in case there was a complication with the RV A/C unit. I planned to take us to some appealing countryside spots, and finding an A/C repair person there would be tough. As we were packing, my sibling was bawling out of control. She couldn’t believe we had planned a whole trip behind her back, and her husband had packed her bags without her noticing. After getting everything organized, her fiance diagnosed the RV A/C to be sure it was in great condition. He worked as an A/C mechanic and knew what to look for in a functional cooling system. The A/C was great and had a new air filter, so the possibilities of shutting down were slimmer. Still, he insisted we have the portable A/C units because the summer heat was extreme. After saying goodbye to the family, we set off on our trip and began exchanging lots of funny stories along the way.