Brother Ambrose had his fan, which I had to borrow at one point during the service! Of course one of my favorite moments was when Sister Catherine Oh came in -- what a blessing she is! She wrote a
We headed back to the hotel to find Ken and Steve already eating breakfast. As there were three of us and they were at a table for four, we were directed to our own table. We waited for the Rev. Nancy Frausto and the Rev. Anna Olson to get to the hotel for breakfast from the airport -- the arrived shortly after us, and Nancy joined our table and Anna joined Steve and Ken's table. It was good to see them and to catch up a little before our day started to unfold -- and in some ways unravel -- before us. You see we were supposed to head out with Fred Vegara and his wife and their friend to the Big Palace (Gyeongbokgung Palace). However because Nancy and Anna arrived later than expected from the airport, I negotiated a different "start" time 45 minutes later to enable them to eat and take a shower before we headed out. That gave some of us time to take a walk before we went touring.
and stopped to take a picture. As we did, a woman approached me and as she began to ask me, "do you remember me" -- I immediately realized it was Ella Goo -- the wonderful young woman who we met one year ago and who took us shopping before our dinner with the Archbishop last time we were in Seoul. It was so wonderful to see her -- I invited her to dinner with us, and she accepted.
We said goodbye to Columba and Nancy and Anna - Nancy and Anna were exhausted and headed back to the hotel. Columba went to join Aidan for dinner. We went pack and dropped off out packages and headed to Luii for dinner -- a chinese restaurant that is one of the Archbishop's favorite places to eat. We each ordered a dish and shared it. Ella joined us for dinner -- lovely!
As we were walking back a band was planning at the City Hall across from the hotel -- it was wonderful to listen to live music on the cool night-air stroll back to the hotel. I leave you with various photos from the day. Until tomorrow.....I wonder what I'll see as I wander around Seoul .......