Today, the kindergarten class went (with me along) on a field trip to a natural foods store. Not much to report there; it's pretty much the same as in the U.S., except for the bakery counter, which is like the ones in other German grocery stores. In short, full of yummy things.
On our way back, I noticed a "Happy Birthday R---------" sign, which was evidently put up in 1990. The village is more than a thousand years old.
Suddlenly the quaint little nineteenth-century church and the 1600's style buildings look shockingly modern.
They say that Europe is older than the U.S. I had never disbelieved this, but now, somehow, I believe it more.