Hannah and Je together

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Miami South Beach

Our next destination was Miami beach.  We went to the Miami South Beach.  Again the weather was so perfect.

다음 목적지는 마이애미 해변이었다.  마이애미 남쪽 해변에 갔는데, 날씨는 정말 좋았다.

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At Miami beach, you can find FREE sun block cream.  And shower is also free.  I thought that people even kill for a little bit of water at other part of this planet, and we enjoy not only free shower water, but even sun block cream.

마이애미 해변에 가면 선 블럭 크림이 공짜다.  샤워는 물론 공짜고.  이 지구상의 다른 곳에서는 약간의 물 갖고도 서로 죽이기까지 하는데, 여기서는 공짜 샤워는 말할 것도 없이 선 블럭 크림까지 공짜구나 하는 생각을 했다.

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It was May, early May but I guess it was hotter than August Chicago.  The water was good with the right temperature – not cold and not hot.  We enjoyed the most of the day, swimming, riding the tube, and walking in the water.

5월, 그것도 5월 초였는데, 시카고 8월보다 더 더웠던 것 같다.  물도 온도가 차지도 않고 덥지도 않고 아주 좋았다.  하루 대부분을 수영하거나 튜브 타거나 물 속에서 걷거나 하면서 보냈다.

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I guess the sand was not hot enough.  But maybe it was better because it was hot day.

모래가 생각만큼 따뜻하지 않았던 것 같은데, 이런 더운 날에 차라리 잘된 건지도.

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Then we walked around the town and went to Lincoln Mall.  We booked Days Inn near the Miami airport to save some money, because Days Inn is cheaper than Fairfield and also I had good memory about Days Inn.  And I realised I was wrong for both.  First, that Days Inn do not provide free breakfast.  Second, the room was so dirty, I mean, DIRTY.  The staffs were very unkind.

시내를 좀 걸어 다니다 링컨 쇼핑 몰까지 갔다.  이번엔 데이즈 인이란 여관을 예약했는데, 마이애미 공항 근처에 있는 곳이다.  여기를 예약한 이유는 첫째, 페어필드보다 저렴해서 돈을 좀 절약하기 위해서 였고, 둘째, 예전에 데이즈 인에 대한 좋은 기억이 있기 때문이었다.  그런데 두가지 이유 모두 틀렸다.  일단, 이곳 데이즈 인은 아침을 공짜로 주지 않는다.  둘째, 방이 엄청 더러웠다.  그러니까 정.말.로.겁.나.더.러.웠.다.  게다가 직원들도 불친절했다.

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.

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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.

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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.

Kentucky

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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