*My child says, "Let's skip the castle. Can we go to the park instead?"
*Apple juice and other drinks taste better without ice.
*Listening to the latest Stau report on the radio, I can't remember the American word for Stau (traffic jam).
*I wait to mow the lawn until afternoon quiet hours are done.
*It isn't incongruous to see an eighty year old woman with perfectly styled hair, fancy blouse, and skirt riding a bicycle down the cobblestones (dangling her Sunday purse on the handlebars).
*The local cult of Spargel-adoration doesn't seem quite as silly anymore. In fact, it's kind of endearing.
Spargel = white asparagus, or as I call it, albino asparagus.
Photo is of David and Anna in the nearby town of Schwetzingen, where this sculpture honors the region's spargel crop .
How do you know you've lived somewhere (whether Germany or otherwise) for awhile?