September 27, 2005

Pictures, Pictures, Pictures!

Here are some pictures from my trip to Korea. Click on the links to see bigger versions!

Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.usThis is my mom and aunt eating at a Kalbi house in Korea. Kalbi is marinated pork cooked on a sizzling plate in front of you.

Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.usThis is my mom and her sister and brother (She hadn't seen her brother since 1983).

Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.usThese kids are kids in the village where my aunt lives.

Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.usHanging with Ronald, where even he has slanted eyes . . . I look terrible!

Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.usThat, my friends is a North Korean city in the distance. Notice that there isn't much vegetation growing on the mountains?

Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.usA North Korean lookout post. The dirt road is within the DMZ, the picture is taken through a car window because I may have been shot if caught taking pictures.

Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.usThe shelled out remains of the North Korean Labor Party Headquarters, the site of many atrocities during the war.

Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.usEarly morning in the Cheorwon Valley.

Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.usThis is my Grandmother's grave. It is near the site of the home where my mom was born. My mother had not been here since she was several months old. She had never seen the grave of her mother. Never known where she was born.

Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.usA traditional home. My mom was born in a home like this. My aunt sits in the doorway, my mom is in the foreground walking.

Free Image Hosting at Here is a grave of one of my ancestors. In todays world he would be as important as a vice president. That is my smiling mom in the foreground. We took part in grave cleaning day to prepare for Korean Thanksgiving. This grave site is nearly 600 years old.

That is all for now. Disregard the ugly picture of me. The airport lost my luggage, so I had been in the same clothes for three days!

Posted by Oddybobo at September 27, 2005 05:21 PM | TrackBack

AWESOME! Thanks for the pictures and the stories with them. I can't imagine getting to visit a relatives gravesite that was 600 years old. What great history.

Posted by: vw bug at September 27, 2005 08:27 PM

All beautiful women!

; )

Thanks for sharing, sis.

Posted by: Christina at September 27, 2005 10:19 PM

Those are some really neat pictures. Thanks for sharing them.

Posted by: Contagion at September 28, 2005 08:49 AM

I am so thrilled you got to go "with family" and make this journey. A very important one.

Posted by: ArmyWifeToddlerMom at September 28, 2005 10:28 AM

Wow. Wow. Wow. Terrific pictures! Thanks so much for sharing! (And you look great!) What a beautiful and fascinating family you have....

Posted by: Richmond at September 28, 2005 02:48 PM

great pictures! What a wonderful & inspiring story you have to share! Thank you!!

Posted by: kball at September 30, 2005 12:07 PM

Amazing and Incredible. It is terrible all that happened to your family, but what strength they have. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Posted by: Sticks at October 2, 2005 04:27 PM
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