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AMERICAN WEDDING ADVENTURE

What a whirlwind journey we had back to the good ole U.S.A. recently.  For those of you that don’t know, Jill and I went back to the states on July 16th to finish off the final preparations for our wedding on July 28th.  We had been planning and making wedding related stuff from Korea for the past few months before we left but planning a wedding from 7,000 miles away, as you might imagine, proved to be a challenge.  Most notably was the fact that we couldn’t visit our wedding site in person.  So, we had to rely on our “troops” aka family in NC to help us out.  We definitely couldn’t have done it without them.
Without going into too much detail, I’ll give you a quick rundown of the events that transpired while we were home.  Our flight out of Seoul to San Francisco was cancelled, no worries we were put on a Singapore Air flight leaving at the same time and thanks to my Aunt Vickie, we were flying business class.  We had a 10 hour layover in San Francisco, so we rented a car and headed out into the city to see some sights.  We visited Alamo Park to try and spot Danny Tanner and the crew, Fisherman’s Wharf for lunch, Lombard Street then finished off at the Golden Gate Bridge.  Upon returning the rental car we noticed that both of our computer bags were missing.  After a few minutes of frantic searching we realized that our car had been broken into, probably while we were eating lunch.  Talk about a crappy feeling!  In the bags were 2 laptops, one kindle, Jill’s SS card, my wallet, $300 cash and our Korean Alien Registration Cards.  All in all a pretty damn good haul for a thief.  Flash forward through frantic cancelling of credit cards, notifying banks, talking to police,  notifying the Korean Embassy in America, etc.  Once we were in NC, we spent the next 9 days visiting family and preparing for our big day.  Speaking of the big day, it couldn’t have been more perfect.  It was beautiful in every way.  Especially Jill, she was stunning!  I was marrying my best friend, in my Aunt’s backyard where I spent a lot of my childhood, surrounded by my family and closest friends, I don’t think it gets better than that.  The day after the wedding, we boarded a flight to Munich for our honeymoon.  We rented a car in Munich and drove a few hours east to a little lake town in Austria called Hallstatt.  Hallstatt is one of those places that pictures don’t do justice.  You have to experience it’s beauty first hand to believe it.  We spent 2 days there eating local food, cruising the lake, exploring the countryside and just enjoying being married.  It was magical.
Our return to Korea wasn’t as magical.  We found out after visiting our Korean bank that the thief used my Korean debit card to the tune of $5,000.  I wasn’t even aware that card could be used outside of Korea.  So, we are now dealing with recovering those lost funds.  We are remaining positive though and know that things can only get better from here.  So, with that I leave you with a few, check that, a lot of my favorite images from our America/German/Austrian adventure.  Enjoy.