FC: Korea 2007 | A visual journal of the trip Home
1: A Homecoming James has family that love him dearly. And a home country he cannot forget. This is a book of pictures for the journey home.
2: Thank you for the hospitality. We loved meeting you! | Your family in the U.S.A. http://www.jamesandcaryn.com
3: Jonah and Eli
4: Long awaited trip to Korea James, Jacob, Caryn, and Yong traveled to Korea on June 3rd, 2007 for an 8-day visit to Seoul. This book displays pictures of their visit. While nights were spent recuperating at a hotel in Seoul, the days were shared with family.
5: Ramada Seoul This is a view of our hotel from the park where the tombs of Seolleung and Jeongneung are kept. Cityscape, Seoul, Korea
6: The park next to our hotel was similar to the NY Central Park. It was nessled in the middle of busy commerical district. Email to Joe and Angie (Tuesday for you.) Today is the Korean Memorial Day, so we are looking forward to a great family get-together. It's going to be interesting. Yesterday, we had a lot of fun. Right by the hotel there is a big park with several ancient tombs from former rulers. There were tons of school children from Eli's age up to Jacob's age. I was captivated just watching them. And, what a sight I was for them...they were the ones that have acted the most surprised with me. James' uncle owns a small pool hall. Pool is different here with the pool table having no pockets. And you use only 3 balls. I haven't learned it yet, but Jacob says he'll teach me. :.) He spent some time with James' uncle last night while we were gone to eat.
7: Notice the moutains behind this park? It looks like downtown San Francisco today!
14: We had a feast!!!
15: James' cousin and his family
16: James and his parents!
17: James' grandfather | Photo from during the Japan occupation of Korea
18: At the Korean Folk Village | Jacob amongst the totem poles that used to denote the village entrances
19: Clay figurines depicting how the popular stone pots were made in the past...
20: Why is Jacob holding the bat?
24: Gravesite of James' grandmother
25: James' dear uncle...he was killed in a tragic car accident in his mid-thirties. Left behind two daughters and wife. He was James' father-figure, friend, uncle, tutor, and much more.
29: Uncle KiSoo's favorite getaway spot near the DMZ
30: James' elementary school
31: Neighborhood where James grew up...He walked to school that was a couple of miles away..
34: Hanging out with cousins
35: Bustling night scenes...
36: Jacob's favorite cousin... | He took a furlough to visit with us
38: Time to go back to the U.S. :-(
39: Back home...