Hello and Happy New Year. Although this post is dated February, you will see that the next few posts on the page are about our life for the last few months. I am trying to get caught up on the blog as well as owing several of you a personal email. The best news that I have to relay is that I now possess a German driver’s license. I was not required to take the driving test but did have to pass the written. Driving is not much different here except for a few things. You cannot turn right on red and there are not many left turn lanes. Koln does have several lanes for U-turns. Much of the test was about who had the right of way and how to drive with the environment in mind. The best law here is no ultra-loud music in your car even with the window rolled up. This definitely makes for more peaceful driving in the city. I do hope everyone enjoys reading this blog but I have found that this is going to be a great record of our adventure. Hopefully Owen will remember some of his time here.