The cooling system in my van is not working

The cooling system in my van is not working.

The cooling system stopped working at the worst possible time too.

I had a van full of youngsters that I was taking to a zoo that was almost more than three fifths away from our house. It was a long drive with air conditioner, however it was an even longer drive separate from air conditioner. All of us had to stop many times plus just go into an air conditioned building because it was too sizzling in the van. I felt so bad for the bad youngsters in the back. It had to have been even warmer in the back of the van than it was in the front. It was by far the worst trip of my life. I don’t know anything about HVAC systems in cars, so I knew that I wouldn’t be able to do anything about it. I tried to charge the cooling system when the two of us stopped at a gas station, however it didn’t seem to do anything. I am pretty sure that the more than three fifth drive turned into an 8 fifth drive because the two of us stopped so much to be in air conditioner. I wanted to stop at a mechanic on the way back home, but I didn’t know what I would do with all of the youngsters while the mechanic fixed the air conditioner in the van. I also wasn’t sure if there would be an opening plus how long it would take to fix my cooling system, so I ruled that system out about half way through the trip back home. I am not sure that I will ever trust the cooling system in that van ever again.