Most folks have traveled enough that you have been in places where you did not like the water. We do run into that problem a lot.
(Sulfur or hard water results to an appliance)
Once when I was a lot younger we were driving down A1A, the highway that goes closest to the ocean on the East Coast. We were in Florida and there was a park on our right. I saw an inviting public fountain. I pulled over and ran out to the fountain. I bent down and before I tasted it I smelled ‘rotten eggs’ but I went ahead and tasted it. Sulfur water. OUCH! nasty. (Unless you are raised on it.)
Much coastal water is like that. When we moved to Biloxi, Mississippi, the one thing we had to get used to was the water, and we did. When we get to a new RV park my jobs are outside, Sherry takes care of the slides and interior. When I walk into the motor home after my outside jobs. I announce, “Well we are home”.
My girls first announcement is the water report, up on the Potomac and here, she said, “The water is good!”
We seldom do bottled water, but there are times we must. Yuma, Arizona is definitely one of those places.
But water makes bad coffee and one cannot have that in the USA.
I feel so sorry for the folks in the parts of the country that are short of water. Texas, California and Nevada has been hit terribly hard the last few years.
(I’m standing on Hoover Dam, that is Lake Meade, The white on the mountain walls shows where the water was in 2013, it is now lower than that.)
Not too many years ago the largest river in NC was down to creek size, I thought it would never get back, but it did. When we were out in San Antonio last year Medina Lake was down 74 feet.
We were actually walking in the Medina lake bed, there should have been 50’ of water here.
Speaking of lakes, we were in North Dakota one year at Devils lake and it was mysteriously rising over a foot a year. When we were there it had already permanently flooded at least one town. The Indians there said the lake was responding negatively to the name the white man had given it, ‘Devils Lake’. The Indian had called it ‘Spirit Lake’.
(Actual pictures around Devil’s Lake)
Water is so important to our existence, we get scared when it becomes scarce…
Thanks for coming this way.
PS: (sermons by folks who lived them not preached them)
Today, as my father, three brothers, and two sisters stood around my mother's hospital bed, my mother uttered her last coherent words before she died. She simply said, “I feel so loved right now. We should have gotten together like this more often.”
This is labeled ‘41 Ford, but all I see is a ‘50’s Chevy????The hood nose actually looks Ford but the overall shape?