Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Monday was a great Day-We were invited to spend the day with Brother Cook, his 2 Sisters Linda and Geniel and friend Julie. They are from Idaho falls Idaho-they picked a perfect time to come for a visit-the tour was from 10am to 4:30pm it was amazing.
Elder Staley and sister Park will be transferred home next week-they have been so much fun to get to know-they have been great examples to others and to Sister Egbert and myself. Our apartment is small but you can see how many were here by counting the pairs of shoes!!
We were totally surprised-last Monday evening we took a taxi over to the river to see what the little city of Daegu was all about-it is about 1 mile from our apartment. Over the weekend the traffic was backed up for miles we didn't know why!! There were vendors of all sorts along the river and a concert stage built out on the river it was Amazing.
Tuesdays and Thursdays we have classes at Camp Henry-It has been a wonderful way to get to know others and to serve and help. The ladies in the picture are students who are from China-Thailand and Korea. Korea has beautiful flowers-and we have noticed these very interesting spiders -they are huge!! All on the walk to Camp Henry!!
The Zoo is free!! It is located in the middle of the city-Elevated on a hill-there is a huge park in the center and the animals are located on the perimeter. As we were watching the Grizzly Bear we could also watch the Helium balloon sales. The children would go on point and the grandpas knew that this was going to be pricey-it was so much fun to just sit there and watch the children get what they wanted!!!
Temple day, We will miss Elder and Sister Milliron they are close to completing their Mission here in Korea. We serve with an Elder Park in Daegu and we had an opportunity to meet his parents. Brother Park has served as an interpretor for many years-He loved to work with President Hinckley whenever he visited Korea!! The Temple at night is an amazing sight!! When we are in the Seoul area it is amazing also to see some of the other amazing and beautiful buildings.
It was a very fun outing-three bus loads of Military and their families-sponsored by the Chaplins Association from Camp Carrol, Walker, Henry, and George. It was good to make new friends and be with some of our Branch members.
It is always wonderful when a plan comes together-Sister Egbert and myself were in charge of the Activity part of our District Meeting Activity-So with the Help of Elder Staley we had a regular good old American picnic- even with hot dogs roasted on the fire in the Church parking lot, here in Daegu, Korea. We hope everyone enjoyed it as much as we did!!