Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A Preview of Things to Come

While searching for a place to live, we got a little taste of Korean life.  The weather in November was gorgeous and we loved the showers of fall leaves upon our heads as we walked the streets of Yeouido where we stayed.  Yeouido is an island community in the middle of the grand Han River which runs through Seoul.  We love the inviting river parks around the entire perimeter of the island, and the beautiful park which stretches through the center of the town.  We became familiar with urban life and high rise buildings with unique artistic features.  The 63 Tower has become a well recognized icon since it's debut on the cover of the popular "Sim City" video game.  We enjoyed eateries with carefully prepared foods and fine dining tucked away in building complex basements and on high rise rooftops.

Bob learned to drive our sporty new BMW.  We found our future home at the top of a 32-story tower in the heart of town.  And Bob became familiar with his new office at work.

We located The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints meetinghouse and temple.  A sleek mall and movie complex were found nearby at "Times Square" along with a Costco warehouse!

We were informed of the annual lantern festival on the Cheonggye Stream near Seoul City Hall.  We asked our driver, Mr. Kim, to take us to view the festivities.

I think we will survive!

1 comment:

  1. Sharon, I was thrilled to open an e-mail and see your new blog. It was great to catch up with you and your family! It looks like you are having a wonderful adventure..a good time in your life. Thanks for the blog and we will check in from time to time. Many thanks The Van Ness Family, Rick, Kathy, Kristin and Nicole