Daydreaming of A/C on Tropical Honeymoon

I don’t like the heat and humidity of tropical areas.

I learned that on my honeymoon.

We are from the midwest and we took our honeymoon on a tropical beach and it was torture to me. My husband loves the outdoors and he just loved the sand and the surf and the sun, and all I could think about was the heat and how soon I could get back into some a/c. Don’t get me wrong, there was a breeze on the beach, but it was hot air. I really tried hard to be a trooper. I didn’t really complain. For the first two days, I sat on the beach under an umbrella and still managed to get a sunburn. The sun’s rays reflected off the sand. So, the whole time that I am sitting under the umbrella, sweltering, thinking of cool air conditioning, my new husband was socializing, meeting new people, swimming, looking for seashells, playing frisbee and having a great time. Meanwhile, I was thinking of cool, air conditioned cafes and art galleries, neither of which interested my new husband. I really tried to come up with activities that kept us indoors, in air conditioning, but, like my new husband said, what is the use of going to a tropical beach if you are not going to be outside? So, I did grin and bear it. At least most of the restaurants were air conditioned, except for the open ones on the water. And the air conditioning in our motel room was awesome. I eventually admitted to my new husband that I am not thrilled with the heat and humidity of the tropics and we choose more tepid climates to vacation now.