Hannah and Je together

Monday, 20 June 2016

Birthplace of KFC

Four of us (my mother, sister aunt and me) without Hannah went to the long road trip to Florida.  We left home early and it rained so hard from the beginning and all the way until the evening.  And I found a puddle on the floor of rear passenger side.  It was not from the door or ceiling because everywhere else was dry.  I had no idea where the water is from.  But I was thankful that the rain stopped every time we need to go out of the car such as bathroom breaks, and also at the tourism time.

어머니, 이모, 누나 그리고 나 이렇게 넷이서 마님을 빼고 플로리다로 향하는 긴 도로 여행을 시작했다.  아침 일찍 출발했는데, 처음부터 저녁까지 줄창 비가 마구 퍼부었다.  그리고 뒷좌석 조수석쪽 바닥에 물이 고여있는 것을 발견했다.  문이나 천창에서 샌 것은 아닌게, 바닥을 빼면 모든 곳이 뽀송뽀송 말라 있었다.  그래서 화장실 등 차에서 내려야 할 때마다 비가 멈춰서 너무 감사했다.  물론 관광할 때도 비가 멈췄다.

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We drove all the way to Corbin, KY and went to the Sanders’ Cafe first.  It is not the KFC #1, but I might say KFC #0.  Colonel Sanders, the founder of KFC, was managing the chicken cafe and developed the chicken recipe and then he began the franchise.  As far as I know, KFC #1 is at Seattle, WA.

켄터키 주의 코빈까지 운전해 가서 일단 샌더스 카페에 먼저 갔다.  여기는 사실 KFC 1호점은 아닌데, 아마 0호점이라고 할 수 있을 것이다.  KFC의 창업자인 샌더스 대령이 여기서 닭집을 운영하면서 닭 요리법을 개발해서 나중에 프랜차이즈를 시작했는데, 최초의 KFC는 내가 알기로는 워싱턴 주의 시애틀에 있다.

The Sanders’ cafe is both not KFC restaurant and museum.  We had a bucket of chicken and went to the hotel for the night.

샌더스 카페는 현재 KFC 닭집이면서 박물관을 겸하고 있다.  닭 한바구니를 시켜서 먹고는 호텔로 들어갔다.


Fairfield is not the fanciest hotel, but it was good enough that they gave us free breakfast and there was a nice pool.  My mother was able to prepare herself for the beach by getting accustomed to the water.

페어필드는 아주 고급 호텔은 아니지만 우리에게 충분했다.  아침도 공짜로 주고, 수영장도 있었다.  어머니가 플로리다의 해변에 대비해 준비할 기회가 생겼다.

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

[US Trip]Florida Trip for 10 days

Before I began my CPE this summer, I went to Florida trip with my wife, her sister, and her mother. Usually I write travel blog day by day, but now I am so lazy with CPE, and I am going to summarise the entire ten day trip in one blog posting.

I drove the whole time except two hours which my sister-in-law drove.  After 22 hours’ driving, we went to Siesta Beach first.  It was really long drive.  But because I drove overnight, we did not have traffic.

Welcome to Florida

Siesta Beach has very fine and white sands.  We had quite good time but we had to left because of sudden shower.  Then we headed to Naples, and stayed at Red Roof Plus.  Naples is very neat and nice town.  On Sunday morning, we went to First Presbyterian Church of Naples.  This is quite huge church, and very typical Presbyterian church with all rich white senior citizens.  Naples also has very nice beach.  We watched sunset at Naples Pier.

Miami Jet Boat

After we stayed there couple days, we headed to Miami.  The first thing we did was Jet Boat.  It was quite of fun and thrill.  It was also nice that they showed and explained about the beautiful and e expensive mansions.  We actually stayed at Miami Beach, and we had big trouble finding parking.  We stayed Ocean Reef Hotel, and its location is awesome.  You can walk everywhere.  To the beach, it is just one block away.  To the most famous Lincoln Mall, it is just about four blocks.

The next day, we drove all the way down to the Key West.  The garden was beautiful, but we were not able to enjoy the beach a lot because of the strong wind.

Miami Beach-Danny

We enjoyed the Miami beach a lot.  And I met Danny Morales, my classmates from McCormick Theological Seminary.  He just graduated last May.  He is from Miami with Cuban heritage.  He introduced us the legit cuban dish which I like a lot.  Danny gave me many positive influences, and he speaks Spanish beautifully. 🙂

MIami Starfish

Couple days later, he left Miami Beach and we went to Hollywood Beach where we enjoyed Surrey.  But the store manager was not nice.  The picture above is actually at Miami beach.  I saw a boy catching the starfish, and I tried.  Hannah was not able even to touch the starfish.  Later another lady picked it up again, but she took it by its leg, and the starfish cut its leg to flee.  She, then, picked another leg, and it cut its another leg as well.  So she had it cut its four legs.  My poor starfish.

Then we went to Cocoa beach.  We had some tour of swimming with dolphins and manatees.  There were not a lot of them, but we were able to see some of them.  And even a manatee touched my leg!  And we also watched a sunrise at the Cocoa Beach pier.

Friday, Hannah’s sister had to leave so we drove her to the Orlando airport.  And I realised that there are crazy many tolls around Orlando.  We enjoyed another night and we left there on Saturday morning.


Rather than going back home at once as I did on the way from home to Florida, we stopped at Kentucky.  For Sunday morning service, I went to Highland Presbyterian church where McCormick’s ex-president is senior pastor, but she was on her vacation.

We met Jieun, whom I call big sister.  I met her at PCUSA racial ethnic conference last year.  She is real nice lady, her husband is also very gentle.  They are one of the best Korean couple.

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