Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Raynor Visit

Over the past two weeks, my father-in-law (Jimmy in Small Fish) and his wife have been visiting us in Korea. We tried to give them a taste of the culture, as well as bits and prices of the old Seoul that remain between the high-rises and neon of the modern city. I'll write more later - I'm still processing what it means for someone to return to their birthplace after a half-century - but in the meantime, I thought you might find some of our photos interesting. This slideshow begins at Gyeongbokgung, a historic palace, then takes us to the Sinchon neighborhood and Seoul Tower, as well as a day trip to the DMZ, where we stared down communist guards and briefly stood inside North Korea. Finally, photos chronicle a fishing trip that my husband Caleb and his dad took south of the city, in the mountains near Jinju, and a short trip that we made to Jeju Isalnd off Korea's southwestern coast. -Misty

1 comment:

  1. Coming back to birthplace after 50 years... I cannot even imagine how Jimmy felt but his feeling might be very complicated. But he must have been proud of you guys!