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A visitor from home!

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

A visitor from home!

The past week and a half was great in every way. On Friday, the last day of September, I took a vacation day and woke up early to go over to the Daegu International Airport to pick up my Mom! The airport isn't hard to get to, but it's a bit of a haul at about a 10 minute walk to the subway station, 40 minute or so ride over to Ayyangyo station, then about a 10 minute cab ride to the airport from there. I picked mom up and shuttled her home, and our visit began (on a very tired note for's a 24 hour trip to get here, long haul no doubt.)

We had an easy dinner at Bae Yun Bak, the "happy cow" next door for a welcome to Korea meal of galbi, then crashed pretty early. The next morning we woke up and headed to Costco so we could get a floor mattress and our month's supply of chicken breasts. We turned around and went downtown for Jjimdak, which was well received.

Mom in the melee of Myeong-dong
The next morning we woke up early and caught the 8am KTX to Seoul. We shopped in Myeong-dong and Hongdae, stayed at the Savoy hotel overnight, and then visited Gyeongbokgung Palace and Insadong before taking the an evening train home.
Me and Mom in front of Gyeongbokgung

I lucked out and had half-days at work on Tuesday and Wednesday because of midterm exams, so I got a bit of extra hangout time with mom. Thursday and Friday were full days and we stayed home for dinner. We ordered a pizza and I made curry rice.

Saturday we headed out to Palgongsan, because Mom wanted to see some temples, and hell, we could use the exercise anyway. It was a PERFECTLY beautiful day with gorgeous clear blue skies and a temperature that was not too hot, too cold, but just right.

Sunday was Mom's last day in town, and it included a lot of hanging out, talking, television, and last minute shopping for gifts "from Korea" for the nieces, nephews, sisters, aunties, and the family in general. It was a great visit with Mom, and a great reminder of all of the good things we have waiting for us to come back home when we finally make the move back.

I wish I had more words for this particular post, but I keep getting caught up on "great, awesome, wonderful, fantastic" and other superlatives that describe how happy I was just to have a few days with my mom in this land far from bear with the bad writing, and the next post will be better.

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