Thursday, August 20, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
We were fortunate enough to visit Holt Ilsan today--including touring the grounds and facilities, visiting with several Ilsan residents, seeing a small museum filled with photos and other things related to the Holt family, and visiting Bertha and Harry Holt's grave.
A nice friend of Jon's friend and Korean teacher (well, one of his teachers) toured us by the largest palace in Seoul and through a Buddhist temple near Insadong. We arrived during prayer time. It was a great way to end our last big day in Korea -- we fly home tomorrow.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Today was another very hot day--with rain showers at the end. We cooled off by walking beside the Cheonnggyecheon stream--flows right through Seoul--surrounded by high rises, a traditional open market, and other big city things. Some beautiful historical sights too. In the lunch photo of big brother, you can see the east gate of Seoul in the background. Big brother found a cool NASA patch today--in the photo he is posing with the patch-maker. Today, little guy had fun napping in his carrier, eating puffed rice pieces, playing with big brother's water bottle and pulling his hair, and trying to stand up on the subway seats.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
We took a longish subway ride to Lotte today. Lotte mart--you'll see a photo of big brother buying formula for the little guy... Lotte adventure--see the rides and other things. Street food for dinner tonight--mandu, go goo ma (deep fried asian sweet potato), and some other things for which I can't remember the names). There's also a funny photo of little guy getting himself stuck in a tight place in the hotel room--he gets really mad when this happens!