My observant children have been noticing that water here in the U.S. tastes different from our water back home. I really don't think about it; I just drink it.
This is causing a bit of a problem because I really don't want to buy bottled water this summer unless I just don't have any other options. Paying $1 for a bottle of water just doesn't make sense to me. I know I can buy a big pack with a unit price being less than that, but I'm trying to avoid contributing more plastic waste to the environment.
Every morning before we get on the road, I fill a big cup with water from the home or hotel where we've been staying. The kids will eventually ask for a drink. When I hand them the cup, David says, "Is this tap water? If it is, I'm not drinking it."
Last night Tobi complained that the tap water in our hotel tastes thick. I said, "How can water be thick?" I went and took a drink, and it actually did taste thick.
I'm not sure that our water in Nigeria is actually better, but I guess that's the taste they're used to.