I recall reading somewhere about a spouse stationed in Deutschland who found herself back in America for a visit.  She was driving along the interstate and realized she was doing 100 m.p.h.  She was shocked because she wasn’t trying to speed.

Before living here I wasn’t sure how someone could be shocked to find themselves driving at 100 m.p.h. and not know it.  I recall the first time I hit triple digits on Bolton Flats–where most Vermonters living in the Burlington area obtain this feat for the first time.  I certainly knew I was driving 100 m.p.h.

But like so many other things in Deutschland, driving is just a completely different experience.

On the way to Rothenburg I hit some construction and had to slow down to 120 k.p.h. and slow down is right.  It was actually hard to keep the Audi from going faster than 77 m.p.h.

Not looking forward to returning to the states where 77 m.p.h. gets you a speeding ticket.

Quiet homebody.

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