We have got these freeways nailed. Such a smooth trip even though every single truck in Europe was on our roads. Last long trip was on Sunday and all the trucks were off the road. Maybe there is some law? Found our new home and had time to explore two nearby villages. Again our "French" entertained all we met. Our host is very generous and met us with a tray of goodies. There is so much food here and the facilities are great. Very comfortable. One food gift was spaghetti made from potatoes. I asked if it was a German or French - with a smile she said from 'Alsace'. Seems they are fiercely neither.
We had time to visit two nearby villages - Andlau and Obernai. Again they brought medieval and Renaissance times back to life with a walk around. Andlau is very small and had few trourists.