Friday, November 27, 2009

28 days and several thousand miles later...

We're in South Korea with DH! :D

The boys and I enjoyed our month long visit with family in Mississippi. We boarded the planes from Memphis to Atlanta on Tuesday and were on our way! We arrived in Seoul Wednesday evening excited and exhausted all at the same time!
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It was a long flight. (just under the fifteen hours and five minutes proposed on our itinerary) Thankfully, there have been improvements in those jets since the last trip we took across the ocean. Individual headrests with remotes were lifesavers! We could watch movies, play games, listen to music and check our location and flight progress with the SkyMap.
While we were over Canada, I thought of my Canadian internet friends (and waved! :D )
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The boys were certainly entertained. They barely touched their Nintendo DSi the entire trip! I caught up on several of the movies I'd wanted to see and a few that I hadn't. lol
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We also had thoughts of waving to Santa as it looked like we were near the North Pole! Not sure about the exact location, but I do know that's as far north as this southern girl has ever "traveled" ;)
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We need a geography lesson on northern Russia and the barren lands and lakes that we saw out the window of the plane. (no photo out the plane, sorry...)
Here's one proving we had been there though!
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And finally, nearing our destination - Seoul!
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Immigration and Customs were no big deal. But, most of you know, there's always a story with me. :) Devon's large suitcase came off the luggage carousel with a large red lock on it. When I asked why, the man at Customs said most likely something suspicious showed up on the xray of the bag. Instantly, I chuckled thinking of all the Nerf guns stowed away in between Devon's clothes in that suitcase. We had to open the suitcase and reveal the contents. Unfortunately, that's the suitcase I tucked my underwear (bra) in the night before - so that was the first thing the Customs man saw when I unzipped it. LOL Then, onto the Nerf guns. :) When they decided that we weren't smuggling weapons in country, they removed the lock and we were on our way out the gate where we were greeted by Gary. :) Yay! We're here at last!

9 comments:

  1. Yay, Gwen! Looking at your travel maps, isn't it exciting and scary all at the same time travelling soooo far North? I mean, what if the plane has to go down! And you are out in the middle of no-where Siberia land. When I went to Korea, I travelled from the West Coast over, so it wasn't that bad. But I think we did the Northern route when we flew from Frankfurt to San Francisco once! Glad you are there safe and sound...can't wait to journey through Korea with you on your blog!

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  2. So glad you and the boys are there now with Gary! That is funny about the suitcase but at least it was just a bra!

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  3. Hey Gwen, miss you greatly and can't hardly believe that you are on the other side of the world now for a VERY long time, glad that you have chosen to be with Gary and give the boys an adventure but I miss you so much and regret everyday not getting to say goodbye. Please keep us posted, remember to write me.

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  4. Glad your family is together and safe. Can't wait to read more! So funny, there is are always Nerf guns in my boys suitcases just to spend the weekend with their dad! Can't leave home without 'um!

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  5. Glad you are there safe. Is Korean Air as cool as it seems in the ads? I'm curious about the 15 hour flight too, if we go to Australia to see Andrew ours will be about that long, not sure if I could do it!

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  6. I'm glad it all went well and that you made it safe and sound.

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  7. Wow! That is some adventure!! Glad you had a safe journey! Enjoy your time there with Gary!

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  8. Tell me, why did you guys have to make a huge curve up to Canada and then back down?

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  9. I don't have any idea, GA. I know they do the land route up to Canada rather than flying so far over the ocean, but I'm not sure why we had to go that far north.

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