Sunday, July 30, 2006

Back to Korea

I arrived successfully Friday night back to Korea. Pretty much an uneventful trip. Usually I gripe about the quality of American airlines compared to Asian ones, but on this flight our crew was excellent. I was so impressed with their service that I wrote a letter to Delta. In contrast, usually I am so underwhelmed with the crew service that I want to write a complaint. Here some boring photos of the flight.
No photos landing in Seoul, it was so overcast and misty that the view was obscured.

SY didn't buy me any bacon or ham for breakfast food this time, but instead I have something she called "steaks". Reportedly these will be better for my health. They are like small hamburger steaks I think, with vegetables and spices mixed in. I had some with breakfast Saturday, good but different. Basically I have slept a lot and worked on some documents for work all weekend. This morning I woke up at 3am (after 12 hours sleeping) and prepared some pork bulgogi and broccoli that SY also bought. I was instructed to eat all the meats within 2 days or freeze the remainder that I can't eat. Well, finally I think today I will be adjusted to Seoul time.

This is NOT the kind of JET Airplane Most People Think Of... Posted by Picasa

Up Up Up and Away (near the Atlanta Hartsfield Airfield) Posted by Picasa

Just Over Halfway to Tokyo Posted by Picasa

Touchdown Tokyo - How Would You Like to be the Narita Gardener? Posted by Picasa

View from the Airport Lounge Window in Tokyo Posted by Picasa

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Mexico Mission

This week has been unusually quiet around the Stumbling household. YS#1 has a job as a summer camp counselor these days, and is only home on the weekends. But this week YS#2 and YS#3 went on a church mission trip to Mexico. They will be building a small house for the very poor citizens of a town near the Texas border. The church did this a few years back, when YS#1 got to go along. So on Sunday afternoon, we took the kids to catch the bus for Texas. It was a very long ride, over 18 hours, and they had to sleep on the bus.

Group Photo Posted by Picasa

The Bus Arrives Posted by Picasa

Loading the Bus (is YS#2 actually helping?) Posted by Picasa

Mrs Stumbler and YS#3 - Saying Goodbye? Arguing? Playing Charades??? Posted by Picasa

YS#3 Finds Her Seat on the Bus Posted by Picasa

YS#2 and His Friend K say Goodbye to the Stumbler Posted by Picasa

City Meet

Last weekend was the final swim meet of the season, called City Meet. It was a very hot day, near 100 degrees (that's about 38C for my Korean friends). We have not been involved in the swimming team for a few years, since the older Young Stumblers' outgrew their interest in swimming. But this summer YS#4 was old enough and skilled enough to join the swim team, so here we are. Here are some photos.

The Meet was held at the Natatorium Posted by Picasa

YS#4 Preparing for the Mixed Relay Race Posted by Picasa

Waiting Areas for Each Team (it was HOT) Posted by Picasa

YS#4 Preparing to Start Posted by Picasa

YS#4 Freestyle (and falling behind) Posted by Picasa

Mrs Stumbler's Feet Posted by Picasa

Thursday, July 13, 2006


My music video producer friend WB has just changed jobs, and opened up an internet clothing store:

Marie Assi and her Car Posted by Picasa

I encourage my Korean friends to check it out and buy something from her, even just a pair of socks, to help her out. Oops, she doesn't sell socks... okay, how about a pair of Red Cherry Earings??? They are not too expensive.

Cherry Earings - On Sale for only W4,000 Posted by Picasa

Monday, July 10, 2006

Fun Weekend

This weekend was pretty fun. The Stumbling Parents came for a visit from North Carolina. A fun time was had by all.

Here we are eating a delicious dinner at the new Korean restaurant. Mother Stumbler insisted we try it out.

Korean Dinner with Stumbling Parents Posted by Picasa

SamGyopSal Posted by Picasa

On Saturday, we went to Green Mountain nature trail for a picnic and short walk in the woods. For my Korea friends... do you have peaches in Korea? I don't ever remember seeing any:

Peaches in the Basket... Posted by Picasa

...Ready for the Picnic Posted by Picasa

The nature trail on Green Mountain features a nice picnic area overlooking a small lake. It was very pleasant.

Picnic Grounds on the Mountain Posted by Picasa

Stumber and Mrs. Stumbler off for a Walk Posted by Picasa

Covered Bridge Posted by Picasa

By the way, here is a photo of our home in Alabama, with me and Mrs. Stumbler sitting on the front porch:

This is our House in Alabama Posted by Picasa

Mrs. Stumbler Shows me Poison Ivy Posted by Picasa

Young Stumbler #3 Rests with me on the Bench Posted by Picasa

Young Stumbler #4 Feeds Baby Goose Posted by Picasa

Mama and Papa Goose Watch Carefully... Posted by Picasa

I brought a heating pad back from Korea for Mother Stumbler, and we finally gave it to her this weekend. The Konglish on the heating pad instructions are pretty funny.

Korean Heating Pad Gift for Mother Stumbler Posted by Picasa

Use of poultice pad of natural amethyst
1. To keep warm for the old and weak person
2. For hot moisture poulticing
3. To keep warm for night worker or working in cold weather
4. To poultice for arthritis and disjointedness