Hello everybody! Sorry I didn’t post yesterday! Can’t expect me to post everyday. I’m a busy boy “studying.” What can you expect? Anyways, I’ll get you all caught up. Yesterday, Oliver’s family and I dropped Caroline off to the airport because she was heading to Kansas yesterday (yuck!) Afterwards, Oliver took me to his sailing club, and I went sailing for the first time ever. It was loads of fun! Why can’t we have anything like that back home? Oh, yeah. That’s right. Because we have no lakes big enough for them boats, unfortunately. As for today, we went to Koln at the ideal hour of 8:00 am (way too early for me). We visited the Kolner Cathedral and drank coffee at a very European coffee house known as Starbucks… I had a warm caramel macchiato in a HUGE ceramic mug, so I guess that’s different. These Germans don’t like to be wasteful! Afterwards, we all drove to Oliver’s grandmother’s birthday party at a very fancy restaurant where I took my many years of German to practice, or at least I tried. It’s somewhat difficult to understand the locals considering their vaster vocabulary and quicker rate of expression. I’m trying to keep up though. Everyday it’s getting easier, and that’s the main reason I’m here: to better my German! Well, Tschuss!