I guess I am adjusting to German living and don't even notice (at times) how much my life has changed in the past year. I was loading up my car to take all of our empties back to der Getränkemarkt (beverage shop), because you pay a deposit on the bottle (pfand), which is refunded once you return all the empites, when it hit me that I am starting to live in Germany as a local. My first clue... It doesn't even cross my mind to throw an empty bottle in the trash can. The next clue...I can carry at least 4 empty cases to the car at once. I may just get all of this German living down pat in the next few years...if I can just figure out how to pronounce "Getränkemarkt".
|Returning the empties...|
|Including one I better not bring home to J|
|Every kind of fruit juice I've never heard of ...|
A very popular drink here in Germany is coke mixed with orange soda. You can find many brands of this mix (our kids plus this = too much noise). One popular drink that IS allowed in our house is Apfel Schorle (carbonated mineral water with Apple juice)
|Every type of bubbly and non bubbly water...|
And of course just a little bit of German Beer (which does seem like a big trend here) and wine.
|just a little beer..|
|lots of German, Spanish, and Italian wines...|