Yesterday we went to The War Memorial of Korea http://www.warmemo.or.kr to see the Dead Sea Scrolls. Of course we couldn't take pictures, so I suppose this is the closest many of you will every get to them. Although this was very interesting, it was a bit difficult to navigate through and thoroughly enjoy. Everything was written in Hongul, & the scrolls themselves were in an ancient form of Hebrew. We did have an English (paper) guide; however it was not extremely comprehensive. I thought of my brothers Glen & Michael several times while on this tour. I wish they both could have been here to be my tour guide.They would have soaked this up and really enjoyed themselves, I could see sermons coming form this tour if they were on it.
While at the War Memorial, we got a taste of what it is like to be rock star. Korean people LOVE Americans, and especially children with blonde hair. I am not exaggerating when I tell you that people were constantly coming up to our children & rubbing their hair, pinching their cheeks, giving them hugs and kisses, and even picking them up. Boy 1 is a bit freaked out by all this attention, girl doesn’t really care for it, and shies away from the people, normally hiding behind my skirt, boy 2 eats it up , and boy 3 is oblivious to it all. This has happened before when we have taken out children out in public, but yesterday it was an almost constant.
The girl scouts in this picture were just one group of children that followed us around for quite some time talking to us. Most Korean children speak some English, and they love to practice it on Americans whenever they see one. They were very cute, they would ask us a question, we would answer, and they would giggle. I think a few of them had a crush on boy 1. They were very excited I wanted to take a picture with them, and after we took this picture, they all pulled out their cell phones and started snapping pictures left and right of our family.