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Home Sweet Home, and Heading Out Again

Here are the photos from the last days in Busan. I arrived home on Saturday, and am heading out on Thursday for the PPC Board Meeting. I'm still mulling over the impact of the WCC GA and you will see another blog post or two.

Right now, I'm just grateful for the gift of having been a PC(USA) delegate there, and grateful to be home with enough clean laundry to pack my bag again, with a few dog snuggles in between.

The PC(USA) delegation.

Breakfast on the last day: drinkable yogurt (my ideal delivery system for calcium), grapes, and wafer cookies. Yeah, I've done better.


Sunrise

A whole section of the convention center I hadn't seen


Running off to the market - the view

This place is serious

Stylish Evie


Sunset

Out to dinner, chomping on shrimp

God's sweet goodness: mashed banana with cinnamon, fried in pancake format

Stayed up all night, headed to the airport at 4am, counters opened at 5:30am, and here we are waiting to get on a flight to Seoul at 7:20am

Incheon Airport - many wonders

This is explicitly for my nieces

Back to Hartsfield-Jackson. I won't even tell you how long it took to walk from the gate to customs because it wasn't as long as the actual flight (we were sitting in the section with a bunch of small kids), but I was so done.

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