Hannah and Je together

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.

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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