Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Han River and the Baseball Stadium

**April 19, 2011**


The morning was awesome...meeting Cora was so special. It was hard to leave her, even though I knew that it would only be a few more days until I would be able to spend the rest of my life with her.

Once we got back to SWS from our trip to her home, we went back to the Renassiance Hotel and regrouped. We decided that we needed to get out and soak up some more culture and experience more of Seoul. Besides, I needed something to take my mind off of that precious little girl I had just held and wanted to be holding again at that very moment.

We had plans to visit with Mrs. Nam, Lily's fostermother, and So Hyun, Lily's fostersister that evening. In the meantime, we decided to go exploring down by the Han River. To read more about that visit with our dear friends, click here.

Once we got off the subway stop and walked outside, we were greeted with lots of cherry trees. They are just so beautiful this time of year. This particular subway stop is right by a lot of apartment buildings and there was even a playpark with lots of children enjoying the nice day. It was a nice change compared to all the business buildings/shops we had been seeing a lot of.

The Han River is a major river in South Korea and flows right through Seoul.

At some points, it's over a 1/2 mile wide.

There are so many bridges...

There is a lot of power in that water.

We lazily walked for quite a while along the paved trails. The sun was warm and there was just a light breeze.

There were lots of bikers out too. In Korea, they don't like to be out in the sun like we do here in the states. In fact, the lighter your skin, the prettier it is. So different from here where everyone wants to be tan. Because they don't want the sun on their skin, the bikers were clothed from head to toe...even something to help cover the faces.

Before we realized, we had walked quite a way and knew we needed to get back to the hotel to get ready for our supper out. Since it was too far away to go back the way we had come, we decided to find another subway stop.

And we happened upon this:

The olympic baseball stadium...

That's the closest to the olympics I'ver ever been...and it was pretty cool.

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