Since the ladies here seem to bake a lot, we often have very delicious coffee breaks. Coffee breaks, twice a day, are a real German tradition. Being a regional office, however, we’re not all German (and we realize that two breaks, with baked goods each day, would undo all good intentions about weight and our health). But maybe that’s why the Germans and Swiss folks spend so much time riding their bicycles and walking – to wear off some of those coffee-break calories, never mind that they live in some of the most beautiful countryside in the world!
We went the way that would take us the Heils Armee (Salvation Army) brocki (second-hand store, say BRO-kee), since I’d been there and Dan hadn’t. This warehouse has a fabulous variety of clothing, books, appliances, furniture. It’s a real field trip!
Our GPS showed us where to go after that to get to the old town part of Schaffhausen where the shopping and dining area is only for pedestrians (or emergency vehicles). There’s a charming variety of shops and buildings in the quaint town with cobbled streets; I had to take lots of pictures.
|Flash Mob !|
After that fun surprise, we made our way further into the narrow streets and found a café for lunch (photo at the top). Wandering further, we just had to try some gelato to sustain us (wink!) on our 4 km walk back to Büsingen along the Rhine River. By the time we got back to our apartment, we had walked 11+ km (about 7 miles). What a beautiful day so far - do we really get to do these things?!