One hot and humid summer The Parks
family decided to take a road trip to California. The family consisted of a father, a mother, a ten-year-old boy named Joey, and his six-month-old sister named Trinity. The family was from Houston, TX and they were planning on driving the spacious, luxurious, and monstrous sport utility vehicle that would be comfortable for the family. Mr. Parks
mapped out the route he would be taking for the trip. He estimated that they would be driving one thousand miles to get to their destination. Mr. Parks
didn?t think that it would take long to get there and he loaded the car up with mounds of toys and snacks of sticky cotton candy to keep the kids busy during the ride. At last, they were on their way across the never-ending state of Texas. The family would be passing through New Mexico and Arizona to get to California. Baby Trinity started to get cranky. Something was bothering her but no one could figure out what it was. Trinity was crying so loud she woke up the roosters. Joey tried, unsuccessfully to calm her down. He was making funny and goofy faces and to no prevail, Trinity would not stop. Mr. Parks
stopped at the nearest gas station to calm Trinity down. It was so hot and humid that the family did not want to get out of the car. They felt like butter melting in the sun as soon as they stepped out of the car. As soon as they entered the diner, that was part of the gas station, it felt like they were in an ice cooler. Anything was better than being outside in the smoldering weather.