Sunday, November 07, 2010

EDM 297 - Draw a water bottle

This is one of the water bottles we used when we took a guided tour through the Yucatan Peninsula.  We selected the option that did not include having chilled bottles of water in a cooler in the van for the princely sum of an extra $100 a day.  We thought that we could manage our own water and then have extra money for food, excursions, souvenirs, etc.  So I searched and found these water bottles that included a zippered insulated sleeve.  We could "undress" the bottle, fill it with free bottled water from the hotel, freeze it overnight, and then in the morning "dress" the bottle in the insulated sleeve.  The also had nice shoulders straps in case your backpack was too full.
When we reached our first, somewhat rustic hotel, I discovered that there was no fridge in the room and the bottled water was $7.00 US for a small bottle.  I may have miscalculated this badly.  It may be that away from the major resorts, bottled water is rare and expensive.  After supper, we went out to the town and found that the little bodegas sold bottled water for prices much cheaper than even at home.  We stocked up, and although we couldn't keep it very cold it was fine for our needs.

11 comments:

winna said...

Fascinating reading and how grand the cover looks...

freebird said...

Nice drawing. Hotels really know how to rake in the money! Good for you for finding the cheap water!

Cathy Holtom said...

Good sketch and an interesting story!

jenna said...

$7 for water, ouch! Your drawing is making me wish I had a water bottle like that of my own.

Leah said...

Great drawing! I enjoyed reading the story as well.

dthaase said...

this great - wonderful piece

Alex said...

Very nice!

nanke's stuff said...

Very interesting story and a wonderful drawing! nancy

raena said...

I have one very similar and I've used it so much that I believe it is wearing out! Love them! Excellent sketch!

sKelly Art Studios said...

Nice sketch!

elkedagtelt said...

Nice story and beautifull sketch.