Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Blog Change

Some of you might be wondering why I changed my blog to invited readers only. Today I received a comment on my blog from one of my students here in Korea. I realized that I don't want just anybody reading what I write or seeing the pictures that I post. I do realize that it will limit people that I have lost contact with from stumbling onto my blog but it will also keep everyone int he world from reading what I write. I am going to try it for awhile and see what happens. If you have any complaints please let me know.

Boesung and The Green Tea Plantation

The tea grows right on the mountainsides.

Check out my ears!!

A picture perfect entrance to the green tea fields.

The Walker Hill Hotel in Seoul

Sorry it has taken me so long to update the rest of my vacation but the term started very busy and it is only getting busier. But in three short weeks I will be on vacation again. My dad went to this hotel when he was stationed in Korea in th 70's. I think it has changed a lot since then. Here are a few pictures of what it looks like now.

Monday, March 05, 2007

The Korean War Memorial

I went to the Korean War Memorial in Seoul over vacation. I went in search of a monument that is suppose to have my grandfathers name on it. My dad told me that my grandpa's name is one of seven Americans to be on this monument. I did not find the monument in the Korean War Memorial area. I will have to do some more research and see if I can find it.

The Broom Tree

A family in the church opened up a coffee shop near Jeonju National University of Education. I am super excited about the coffee shop because I had the best Carmel Mocha I have had since I have been in Korea. The best part about the coffee shop is that it is run by a Christian family who have a heart to reach out to the students and win souls for the Lord. Here are a few pictures of the shop and the family who started it.

Odong Do

I went with a few people from church to Odong Island. It was an amazing site to see. We went on an 1 ½ ferry boat ride around the surrounding islands. Here is the group that went to the island.

Sunny and I on the ferry.

I did a little rock climbing along the shore.

Isn't the water beautiful!

My 27th Birthday

I celebrated my 27th birthday in Korea last week. I had a great time. One of my friends here opened up her home to my friends here. It was a great day. I was able to cook and bake all day in preparation for the party. It was so nice to have a real kitchen! Here are a few pictures from all of the fun. Also thanks to all those back home who sent cards and e-cards! It made me feel so loved.

Claudine made a very nice appetizer spread!

I also received my first article for my hope chest!

Sunny and Tiffany

Claudine and I had a little wrestling match. I won but she says it as because it was my birthday!

Bike Rides

We had some very warm days here whil I was on vacation. I took my pastor's kids Alan and Eirane for a short motorcycle ride!

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Daegue Zooland

Last week I took my pastor's kids to the zoo. Little did I know that the zoo was more of an amusement park than a zoo! I had a great time and the kids were so well behaved. Here are a few pictures.

Eirene, Alan and I

Claudine and the big lion

The silliest ride we rode :)

The kids at the end of the day.

Weirdest Sight of All Time

When I was hiking at the mountain we went through a little place where you can eat and do the tourist shopping. Outside of one of the restaurants I came across this statue. It was so weird I had to take a picture.

Yes this is a Buddha statue peeing and I am washing my hands!


Here are pictures from my first vacation adventure. I went hiking up a mountain about an hour from the city I live in. it was a tough climb but well worth it. I had a blast.

We climbed all the way to where that white small tower is in the picture.

This is a suspension bridge over a ravine. It was a very scary walk!

Claudine and I on the suspension bridge.

A view from half way up the mountain.

We made it to the top!! It was 878 meters or 1972 feet high.