Hannah and Je together

Friday, 24 June 2016

Cocoa Beach 2

In the dark, one and half hour before the sunrise, we left the motel and drove to Cocoa Beach Pier where I saw the sunrise last year.

해뜨기 한시간 반 전에 아주 어두울 때 모텔을 나와서 작년에 일출을 봤던 코코 해변 피어로 갔다.


I found one thing from my mother (and from my aunt) which I did not know before.  They were sitting on the lawn chairs, watching and waiting for the sunrise.  And at the very moment of the sunrise, they both stood up for the respect of the sun.  And I remembered the sunset at Naples.  They were sitting on the lawn chairs, still watching and waiting for the sunset, and they both stood up for the respect of the sun at the very moment of the sunset.  When I thought it is interesting, I recalled that my grandmother always called the sun, wind, moon, wind and other natural objects with Korean suffix -NIM which means Sir or Ma’am.  And she used respectful language for them.  I understand why, that they did not understand science and dependant on the nature.  But this generation lost the respect for the nature, and I think we need it.

어머니에게서 (그리고 이모님에게서) 전에 알지 못했던 흥미로운 점을 하나 발견했다.  의자에 앉아서 해 뜨기를 지켜보며 기다리시다가 딱 해가 뜨는 순간이 되자 존중의 의미로 의자에서 벌떡 일어나셨다.  생각해 보니 네이플스에서 일몰을 볼 때도 마찬가지였다.  두 분이 앉아서 해 지기를 지켜보고 기다리다가 딱 해가 지는 순간이 되자 경외의 의미로 자동으로 기립하셨다.  흥미롭다고 생각하는 순간에 외할머니가 해, 달, 바람, 비 등 자연들을 늘 ‘님’을 붙여서 햇님, 달님, 바람님, 비님이라고 부르셨고, 꼭 존대말을 사용했던 게 떠올랐다.  물론 옛 사람들이 왜 그런지는 이해한다.  그들은 과학을 몰라서 자연 현상을 이해하지 못했고 자연에 의존적이었기 때문이다.  우리 세대는 자연에 대한 그런 존중을 잃어버렸다.  그러한 자연에 대한 존중이 우리에게 필요하지 않나 생각한다.

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Then we went to the Manatee Sanctuary Park where they say we MIGHT see the manatees.  And because of “might,” it did not happen.  Last year, I bought a tour package for manatee experience (and dolphin) and we actually saw them from afar, so I did not want to pay all the money this time because I thought it was not worth, and there was no manatee this year.  But the park has a pond and a bridge over it where there are a lot of turtles and many small fish.  We fed them and it was fun.

듀공 보호 공원이라는 곳에를 갔는데 듀공을 볼 수 있을 찌도 모른다는 곳이다.  “찌도 모르기” 때문에 결국 보지 못했다.  작년에는 듀공과 돌고래 체험 관광을 했는데, 아주 멀리서 조금 봤을 뿐이었다.  그게 돈이 아깝다고 생각되어서 올해는 그 돈을 안내기 위해 여기 왔는데, 결국 보지 못했다.  하지만, 조그만 연못과 그 위를 지나는 다리가 있었는데, 연못에는 거북이와 물고기들이 많이 있었다.  그래서 먹이를 주며 놀았는데 재미있었다.

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Then we went to Golf-N-Gator where you can play mini golf.  It was my mother’s first time (and my sister’s and my aunt’s as well) playing (mini) golf.  I was so happy that they liked it.  Now, they can say “When I was playing golf in America…”

그 뒤에는 Golf-N-Gator라고 미니 골프를 할 수 있는 곳에 갔다.  어머니의 (그리고 누나의 그리고 이모님의) 첫번째 하는 (미니) 골프라고 한다.  이제 한국 돌아가시면 “엄, 내가 암훼뤼콰에써 골프를 할 뛔…”라고 말을 하실 수 있겠네.

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And we bought a cup of gator food to feed them.  A cup was $3 and I was surprised that it was just pieces of wieners, very small which I thought that would actually worth about a quarter.  But it was just for the experience of my family.

그 뒤에는 악어 밥을 사서 멕였는데, 한 컵에 3불이었다.  음식을 받고 엄청 놀랬다.  그냥 소세지 몇 조각이었는데, 한 300원 어치나 할래나.  그래도 식구들 경험을 위한 것이니…

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We came back to Days Inn in the evening time, but the sun was so long and the day was too hot.  We all went to the pool.

저녁 시간에 모텔로 돌아왔는데, 해가 긴데다 날이 너무 더웠다.  그래서 모텔에 있는 수영장에 갔다.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Siesta beach and Naples

From Ocala, we drove about two hours to Siesta beach.  The sands at the beach is very famous for being so white and fine.  I even felt like fine wheat flour.  Unlike last year, we had so good weather.

오칼라에서 약 2시간 정도 운전해서 시에스타 해변에 도착했다. 이 곳 해변은 모래가 엄청 유명한데, 완전 희고 부드러워서 마치 밀가루같은 느낌마저 받았다. 작년과 달리 아주 좋은 날씨였다.

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There was a little breeze which made gentle waves.  It was kind of perfect for the ride which Hannah bought last year.  We stayed lazy and enjoyed the beach and the weather.

바람이 약간 있어서 파도가 잔잔했다.  물놀이 하기엔 완전 좋은 날씨였고 마님이 작년에 산 기구를 타고 놀았다.  쉬엄쉬엄 놀면서 날씨와 해변을 즐겼다.

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Then we headed to Naples, not staying the night at Siesta Key.  After we checked into the Fairfield in Naples, we relaxed a bit more.  And about an hour before the sunset, we went to the Lowdermilk park to see the sunset over the ocean.

그 후에 시에스타 키에 숙박하지 않고 네이플스로 운전해 왔다.  네이플스에 있는 페어필드 호텔에 짐을 풀고 나서 약간 더 쉬었다.  해지기 약 한시간 전에 로더밀크 공원에 해지는 것을 보러 갔다.

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It was so beautiful and peaceful.  I remember that it was packed with people last year both at Lowdermilk park and Siesta beach because it was weekend.  But there was not many people this year probably being weekday.

정말 아름답고 평화로웠다.  작년에는 로더밀크 공원하고 시에스타 해변 모두 주말이어서 사람들이 엄청 북적였던 기억이 있는데, 올해는 아마 평일이어서 그런지 사람들이 별로 없었다.

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.

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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.


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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