Monday, June 30, 2008

A Relaxing Sunday

Today Sam and I spent a very relaxing afternoon in the Namsangol Hanok Park. It's a really cool park where several very old homes have been relocated and restored. There are courtyard areas where different demonstrations and things take place and then a park area and the time capsule. We walked around for awhile checking out the different areas and then settled under a tree to read for a bit. Later we walked down to Myeongdong for some street food and people watching. Here are a few random shots from the day (more can be found on the picture page).

I'm pretty sure there was 1000 year old kimchi in those pots.

The time capsule. We're planning on going to the opening in 2394... anyone else in?

It was such a relaxing day and the Village is definitely someplace we'll return to in the future. One of the things I absolutely love about Seoul is that even in all of its "urban-ness" there are still areas of beauty and quiet. While we sat and read we could hear the sounds of the traditional drumming and music demonstration in the distance... it almost completely drowned out the sound of the traffic :)

Maybe it's the fact that summer has officially arrived, or that the Hosacks will be here in just a couple of weeks, more than likely it has a lot to do with finally making good on my promise to myself to be more disciplined in my prayer/study/praise time, but whatever the case, this is the happiest I have been in a long long time. This year is such a gift in so many ways and I am so thankful for it.

Lots of love from two English teachers who obviously need to get some sun :)


Anonymous said...

You two look so great-Can't wait to be there and give you great big hugs! btw - Sam, your facial hair is back -Does this mean we can look forward to another great picture story when you shave it off again!

on nyang ka sa yo
nah joong eh mahn nah yo

Brother said...

I just realized that we leave in a week!!! Can't wait to see you two!!

Jordan Wooley said...

I feel the same as you do, Alison, about being here.