|City bus lines. |
Our apartment is in Hollerich. You can click this image to enlarge. I know, only my mom is interested at this level of detail.
|a manual diesel Mercedes something-or-other-euro-car|
|Headed under the city to the bus pass kiosk. James in orange.|
Another great thing about the Lux bus pass: Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, another adult can ride along with me at no charge. So for example, Pete can hitch a ride to church every week on my pass. He may end up getting pass through work, but mine should suffice for now. Oh, and kids under age 12 ride free (in Portland it's free under age 7, 7-17 are discounted).
We plan to rent a car once a month or so, as needed. Still working on a system for emergencies - more research and networking required. Right now I feel the security of the rental car - I may completely freak out when it's gone. And in the dead of winter. (It's barely even rained here yet, so yeah, we've been spoiled.)
Again, we haven't met or heard of an American family with kids without a car here yet (although we did already have an American try to sell us a car at our first church visit), but we're assuming they do exist? Maybe exist? Either way, we continue to embrace our own oddball-ness. We'll, we're learning to, anyway.