A lot of our planning time is spent online dealing with tourist boards in the cities and countries that we are going to be visiting. And various companies like to work with us too. It benefits them, and it benefits us. But it's a lot of work!
You'll remember last winter that Tilley Endurables sponsored our Africa trip by supplying us with hats, socks, and underwear. This year for our Korea trip, they're going a big step further and outfitting us each with two pairs of pants, two tops, and a jacket! We can't wait to tell you all about this top quality clothing. A lot of it is guaranteed for life never to wear out. As I was looking at this stuff I was thinking that I'll never have to buy clothing again!
We spent two or three hours online trying to figure out what to order. And measuring each other to make sure we order the sizes correctly. The stuff has to arrive here before September 30th, so we had to get right on it.
Just to give you an idea, here's the jacket Ruth ordered...
And, I've been dealing with the Toronto branch of the Korean Tourism Board. They're interested in sponsoring some of our activities while we're there, and one of the things we'll be telling you about is their "TempleStay" program where you actually sleep and eat and do things with the the Buddhist monks who live there. It's quite an interesting choice to have to make because each temple has different activities...
And it's still two months away, but we're working with Seattle Tourism as well. There won't be time to do much planning while we're actually in Korea, so it made sense to get it all done now. We've never been to Seattle or San Francisco and we've only got four days in each city so it's going to be go, go, go while we're there!
And, four weeks from today, we'll be going to a Korean wedding! We're really excited about this event and feel very honored to have been invited.
So, all kinds of neat stuff coming up!