Hannah and Je together

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Chicago Hyde Park

In the morning, we walked along Hannah to her work.  And we went to the Lake Michigan through the Museum of Science and Industry.

아침에는 한나를 일터에 배웅해 주고 과학 박물관을 거쳐서 미시간 호수에 갔다.

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Lake Michigan is one of the Great Lakes and it is really big.  But the biggest is Lake Superior.

미시간 호수는 미국 오대호 가운데 하나로 정말 크다.  하지만 제일 큰 호수는 수페리어 호수로 이름 자체가 우월…

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Because we could not find a rest room along the shore, we walked back home.  After we rested a while, we went to McCormick Theological Seminary where I studied.

해변에서 화장실을 찾을 수가 없어서 집에 일단 돌아갔다.  약간 쉰 다음에 내가 공부했던 맥코믹 신학교에 갔다.

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There are a lot of beautiful trees full of flowers.  We met some of the professors and staff members.  They were all thrilled (at least they looked like) at meeting my family.  Especially Carol ran down to the first floor from upstairs just because she heard that my mother came.  Carol is one of the sweetest lady, and it is so sad that she is retiring.

꽃이 만개한 예쁜 나무가 많이 있었다.  학교에서는 교수님들과 직원들을 좀 만났는데, 우리 식구들을 만난걸 너무 기뻐했다.  적어도 그렇게 보였다.  특히 캐롤은 우리 식구가 왔다는 소식을 듣고 윗층에서 1층에 뛰어 내려왔다.  캐롤은 정말 좋은 분인데 이번에 은퇴한다는 게 참 아쉽다.

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We went to Valois, so-called Obama’s favourite restaurant.  We’ve got one of the Obama’s Favourite menu.  Valois is cheap with a lot of food, and tasting not bad.  The only down side is that they accept cash only.

그 뒤에는 오바마가 자주 갔었다는 발로이스 식당에 갔다.  발로이스에서 오바마가 즐겨 먹었다는 걸 시켰다.  발로이스는 값도 싼 편이고, 음식도 많이 주고, 맛도 나쁘지 않다.  단점이라면 현금만 받는 다는 거.

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This is on 53rd street, commemorating that Obama’s first kiss with Michelle after they had ice cream at BR.

여기는 53번가에 있는데, 오바마가 영부인 미셸과 첫 키스를 한 장소를 기념하는 곳이다.  근처에 있는 배스킨 라빈스에서 아이스크림을 먹고 여기서 뽀뽀를 했다고 한다.

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Chicago Hyde Park is now full of flowers everywhere.  The weather was super good while it was so horrible until last week with cold temperature, rain and all clouds.  I am glad that God permits us the good weather.

요즘 시카고 하이드 파크에는 어디에나 꽃이 가득하다.  지난주까지는 춥고 비도 오고 날씨가 완전 개판이었는데, 지금은 날씨가 너무 좋다.  하나님께서 좋은 날씨를 허락해 주셔서 너무 기쁘고 감사하다.

Saturday, 29 June 2013

US North East Trip – Michigan

After Indiana, we drove to Michigan for the upper peninsular. I could not make it in a day to upper peninsular, so I drove until late night, and we stopped to get some sleep at a resting area where there was a Tourist Information with bathroom.

Crossing two Great Lakes at the same time!

Crossing two Great Lakes at the same time!

But there was one huge reward for me in Michigan! I found TIM HORTONS!!!!!!!!!!! I’ve not been there for several months where I used to go almost every single day! The building, the paper cups, the menus, the uniforms, the trays, and even the taste were all the same as those in Canada!

Lake Huron on your right

Lake Huron on the right

At the end of lower peninsular, we crossed a bridge. It was very cool because when you are on it, you have Lake Michigan on your left and Lake Huron on your right.

Lake Michigan on the left

Lake Michigan on the left

We were literally crossing two Great Lakes at a time! The bridge’s name is Mackinac Bridge and you need to pay to cross, you have to cross it to go to upper peninsular (you have no choice), and it was worth paying for because of the scene. The camera cannot contain exactly what I saw, but it was so beautiful.

Mackinac Bridge from the upper peninsular

Mackinac Bridge from the upper peninsular

At Michigan, the weather was not helping us a lot, because we had almost all cloudy weather with colder and strong wind. But even so, it was really beautiful place. It was so seriously beautiful. Hannah asked me once why Michigan is so beautiful, and I answered, “Because it is closer to Canada.”

Michigan has three of the Great Lakes – Michigan, Superior, and Huron. If you have trouble memorising all five names of Great Lakes, try to remember just HOMES for Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, and Superior.

Lake Superior is the world’s largest lake, and shared by both Canada and America – Province of Ontario in Canada, and three states of America which are Minnesota, Michigan, and Wisconsin.

Presque Isle Park in Marquette

Presque Isle Park in Marquette

We went to Marquette, MI and stopped many other places for sightseeing. Marquette is small town by the Lake Superior, but it is so beautiful. Because of the cloudy weather, I could not picture the beauty well. When I was at Marquette, I thought about two Canadian towns. One was because of the name – Marquette, MB. And the other was because of the beauty – Thunder Bay, ON. If you have chance, you MUST visit Thunder Bay – it is so beautiful and pretty.

Power of bank

Power of bank

For the picture above, I realised how powerful and useful a bank is. Just look at the water and wave of both sides of the bank. Do I need to explain more?

A way to a river

A way to a river

Even any roads in Michigan were beautiful. Look at all the colours of the trees. After we finish the all 50-state-road-trip, Michigan is definitely a place to come back. Michigan is so clean and beautiful, which I guess because it is close to Canada, eh!

Colourful Trees

Colourful Trees

The colourful trees made me miss all the maple trees in Canada. It is said that the colour change of the trees on mountains in Ontario and Quebec is noticeable even from the space! Oh, this writing made me craving for maple syrup.

 

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

US North East Trip – Indiana Dunes

After Niagara Falls, we headed to Indiana – the home of Indiana Jones!

Indiana Dunes, Dune side view

Indiana Dunes, Dune side view

Actually, we didn’t do much at that trip. We found a Church in a small town – of course Presbyterian Church, and had worship service, then we looked around a few places around the Indianapolis, the capital city and a beach.

Us on the Beach

Us on the Beach

But last Sunday, we visited Indiana again for that famous Indiana Dunes!

Almost Sunset on the Lake Michigan at indiana Dunes

Almost Sunset on the Lake Michigan at indiana Dunes

Indiana Dunes is right north of Chesterton, IN and its lake shore is 25 miles long. It is of course a state park. If you are resident of Indiana State, you need to pay $5 entrance fee per car while you need to pay $10 if you are out of that state.

Indiana Dunes is at the Lake Michigan which is one of the Great Lakes. Lake Michigan does not in only at Michigan state. Illinois and Chicago have Lake Michigan and Indiana has it, and Wisconsin has it too. The word Michigan derived from native American language which means great water.

Indiana Dunes Beach

Indiana Dunes Beach

It was piping hot last Sunday, but the water was freezing cold. This lake is huge and huge. Unless you taste the water, you cannot tell if it is sea or not. It has waves, seagulls and everything.

The sand was so soft and nice. The only beach I’ve been to where the sand was finer and nicer was Grand Beach in Manitoba, Canada.

It takes around two hours from home, so we may visit here often. Indiana Dunes is very nice place to have lots of fun.

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