Saturday, July 7, 2012

Weekly Winner and RimPac Guests

We have a winner from last week's blogs - Catslady!

My family was a winner on Saturday as we took advantage of the public tours of the surface ships docked for RimPac.  First stop - the Republic of South Korea (ROKS) DDH 961.   Above is South Korean flag flying from the stern.  In the distance are Canadian ship. 

Our guide was a conscript serving as a translator.  He attended college at Illinois State, perfecting his English.  The ship was squeaky clean but smelled like rice.  Then again, it was close to lunch time!

We also stopped by the French ship Prairial.   My children posed with a French Marine below.  Tomorrow I'll share our photos from the Russian antisubmarine ship.  What do you know about South Korea or France?  One randomly selected commenter from this week's blogs wins a book choice from my convention stash.  Comments are open through Saturday, July 14, 10 pm in Hawaii.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, July 15.


Kim in Hawaii


  1. How fun! I love that they give tours. It must be interesting to see how different countries run their ships.

    Geishasmom73 at yahoo dot com

  2. Neat that you do get to take tours and foreign marines would pose for a picture! That was so cool!

  3. I don't know much about South Korea, but my mom loves to watch Korean TV dramas/soap operas. They're dubbed and many look very entertaining.

  4. congratulations Catslady enjoy the read. How exciting to be able to tour different ships. My Dh would love to do that ( I would too)
    Thanks for the photos,
    Have a good one ann/alba

  5. Would love to visit france

  6. Congrats to Catslady.
    I know that France has the most delicious pastries. :)S. Korea, not much. I'd love to tour France though, especially the countryside.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  7. Congrats! :)

    Went to France about 10 yrs ago. I just remember that their public transportation was very efficient....

    As for South Korea, I remember that there was a lot of good shopping there. I went there about 8 yrs ago so that was a while ago too.

  8. Thank you so much for the win and all the congrats :)

    My husband was born in France (air force brat lol) and they were stationed there at two different times. I had the chance to spend a few days in Paris but that was probably 35 yrs. ago. I know a little bit about this and that and I would love to go back. Escargot is one of my favorite appetizers. I'm afraid I know very little about S. Korea.

  9. Congrats catslady!

    Loved the pictures. I actually don't know much about either place, I've never been to either place and since I don't travel by plane I doubt I ever will be.

  10. Congrats catslady!

    I know a lot about France but almost nothing about South Korea.
    My daughter and her family were just there and they took lots of pictures.

  11. Congrats catslady!!e

    I don't know much about France, although I did take 5 years of French in high school - only language offered. Don't know much about South Korea either. My next door neighbor is Korean and she is the best cook!

    The tours sound like fun - what a great opportunity.

  12. I know a little about both countries.

  13. south korea - they have k-pop, the famous boy/girl band and i love watching korean movie :)

    france - i love eiffle tower :)

    congrts catslady

  14. How fun to see all these ships for the Rimpac. I have never been to either country. I imagine if I ever make it over to Europe, a stop in France will be on the list.

  15. I've never been to South Korea or France but I know that both countries have amazingly delicious food!