Judy Kay-Wolff


I suppose Coleridge cited it first in The Ancient Mariner with his observation about H2O.   Here in Veldhoven, we were shocked to learn water was not a free amenity.  You can have, however, either sparkling (not to my liking) or ‘regular’ water – for 2 Euros (about $2.60) which comes in unlimited quantity in the States.  A bottle equals a glass.  And, as far as refills, you get what you pay for!   The  more you slurp, the more you pay.   It just shows you – never take anything for granted – not even water.


AlanOctober 18th, 2011 at 11:45 am

If water costs that much, I’d hate to think of the price of the meals.

But then, again, it’s a good way to watch your weight.

JodyOctober 19th, 2011 at 10:52 pm

water is an endangered commodity. In many developed countries, such as the Netherlands, I presume they have systems to collect rainfall runoff to make up for times of drought, such as is happening in the western USA, and will continue to happen, unfortunately. Living in LasVegas, I am sure you are very aware of that. I saw an interview on TV recently with the mayor there about the bad water situation. With the level of the Colorado dropping, all southwest states are in trouble. thanks for your great updates on tourney