On my way to get a refund before Thanksgiving starts….. Christmas is just around the corner so many places sell Christmas trees If you choose a tree, they chop the stump for you immediately Everyone was looking around because the chopped tree was fragrant On my way to Chicago for Thanksgiving When you get aboard a plane with a dog, you must go to the “Additional service” section So when you are traveling with a dog, you need to get to the airport earlier KK* always sleeps quietly in during flight
*Name of the dog This much flight is a piece of cake 😛 For some reason, Chicago wasn’t cold. The lobby of our Airbnb Waiting for a moment before we check-in If I were single, I have a mind to live in a place like this What am I saying.. lol (I’m a weird complimenter) In the U.S., you call this kind of accommodation a “studio” and it looks pretty good!
*In Korea, people say “one room” Neat! On my way to grab some snacks for KK Whole food Pumpkin pie Let’s buy some instant noodles since it’s raining Seoul Taco (Let me eat to the death)
Well, that sounds rather excessive lol Kimchi Stew is sold out (For real?) Looks pretty hip! (Not a fan) … Feeding KK first This is way too big, I gotta slice it up for him Bulgogi* Taco
*Korean bbq Bulgogi burrito filled with kimchi fried rice (Can’t taste bad :P) Nope, it wasn’t kimchi fried rice… It’s the Western kind of sweetness 😛 The room is really dry… (They have an electric heater phew)
Thankfully, I could boil water for humidification 😀 It was an excellent choice to buy the Makeupforever Eye Makeup Remover (Travel kit!) Nowadays, I’m wearing this Jason’s Vitamin E oil (32,000 IU) mixed with fresh moisturizing cream 🙂 Snacks I bought to munch on when I’m feeling a bit peckish An instant vegetable noodle when I’m craving hot soup Hey KK, daddy’s not coming yet! (Went to meet up with a friend) Don’t wait here. Stay in bed! Next day A sudden, bitterly cold weather Let’s muster up courage and head outside for a walk with KK Is this the very 1st McDonalds? Apparently not… (Awk) Chicago Water Tower KK was concerned about getting blown away This is the Windy City, Chicago! Looking around Ralph Lauren’s window There were many tourists because it was a holiday (like me) Chicago’s specialty: Gale My favorite Peninsula Hotel’s restaurant Here to grab some coffee & dessert KK working part-time as a welcoming dog 😀 Taking photos to send to my family in Korea Back to Airbnb I got these while I was out Isn’t the pumpkin tart beautiful? On our way to grandmother-in-law’s place to make pies Our relatives gathered to make pies for tomorrow Making pecan, apple, and pumpkin pies My pianist cousin making a pie shell We’re teasing saying it’s ugly An AI researcher consoling saying it’s pretty good All scooped out pumpkin seeds are going to be roasted You could buy premade pumpkin seeds but it’s fun to make some on your own Roasted pumpkin seeds are a delicious snack! (Nicely cooked) Golden brown pumpkins Supper time, back to Airbnb We headed out from grandmother-in-law’s place early Some chili chicken & Chinese food we got for a take-out on our way back The next day, Thanksgiving day I drink coffee every morning but all places were closed because it’s a holiday My hubby grabbed this all the way from McDonalds for me 🙂 Never mind, Dunkin Donuts 😛 .. While I prepared many cosmetics for this trip, I forgot to pack a trimmer for my nails Gosh, it’s a must… My nails split & crack every time I travel, it’s really a pain in the neck On our way to grandmother-in-law’s place Every year, we start our Thanksgiving holiday with an intense football session (Got my lips busted last year) Searching for an old video camera which is supposed to be somewhere in grandmother-in-law’s drawer Antique goods are fascinating! We’re trying to digitize a roughly 50~60 years old video camera & film It’s a camera used even before Super 8 had been released… I would love to find it as soon as possible Grandfather-in-law’s binoculars which seems at least 50 years old as well Had he traveled around the world with this, in places like India, Japan, etc? A Polaroid camera released in 1986 An old Minolta camera My grandfather-in-law’s cap he used to wear when he was in Harvard’s MBA program I was so surprised when I opened grandmother-in-law’s closet She’s been keeping all of her antique toys As a modern person who easily buy and throw away goods, this is rather fresh Last year, I got hit by a football which busted my lips, so I skipped out earlier this time.. Pies we made yesterday Continuing my journey to find the camera in the attic! There are old LPs & books but I don’t think there’s a camera here We went over to uncle’s place to prepare the Thanksgiving dinner Plates & silverware that aunt prepared beforehand Putting a leash on KK just in case he gets stepped on by people walking around with food Getting treats(turkey) by uncle 😀 Holiday plates that aunt(husband’s side) takes out in holidays every year Each plate has a drawing with the theme of the winter. When are you heading back? (Sound of my heart) Seeking for a soup as soon as we’re back 😛 (next day) KK will be staying with husband’s parents-in-law while we’re away in New York! Make sure you listen to your elders, alright? Come on, let’s get outta here! My husband has an exam to write, so we got back to New York right away KK, you are doing well.. right? :’