Yes, I spent about 4 hours at Gyeongbokgung, the main palace of the Joseon Dynasty (it is only a five minute walk from our hotel). I was there for the fantastic changing of the guards and I was able to try on a guard outfit for free. The photo in the traditional dress cost tho. I even got interviewed by a Korean journalist for Seoul News (we'll see what happens with that).
Posted by Georgia Grimes Shaw at 2:16 AM
Dan took the students to a famous Budhist temple in the mountains. It was right out of National Geographic, begun in 602 AD and still active today. Budhism is a philosophy (not a religion) but much ancestor worship is practiced at such temples. This day they were in the 49th day of 100 days of prayer for a man who died.
Posted by Georgia Grimes Shaw at 2:14 PM
We had a good trip here, stayed in the Seoul Castle Hotel first night then a road trip across and down S. Korea to Pohang where the Handong University is located. This is a beautiful country. We noticed construction everywhere, 14 to 20 cranes working at sites building large highrise appartment complexes. Of course the food is very different, too.
Posted by Georgia Grimes Shaw at 3:33 PM
This weekend is the First Nations PowWow here at Wm Carey University. We met friends and even got to dance in the welcome, opening circle dance again this year. Cheryl Bear was the woman opener (she has a new CD out (www.cherylbear.com) titled The Good Road. Here are a few photos, including the Grand Opening with Saginaw Grant bringing in the buffalo staff (he stared with Anthony Hopkins in World's fastest Indian-great movie about the Indian motorcycle). Brian Bright Cloud was the announcer and has a great "Indian" sense of humor. We met people from Vancouver, BC area and that was wonderful to fellowship with Native believers.
Posted by Georgia Grimes Shaw at 11:48 AM
Yes, we did go to the game and wanted to see Barry Bonds tie the homerun record,but "not in our house" was the Dodger fan's response! Julia went with us along with Ken Gates from Seattle. Ken is assisting Dan in the 2-week Research Design course this month.
Plus our week-end pastor at Lake Avenue, Denny Bellesi threw out the first pitch to our new pastor Greg Waybrignt--great team!
Posted by Georgia Grimes Shaw at 9:04 AM