Today we headed out walking from the hotel which is close to a lot of great sites. We walked to the newly built plaza at Gwanghwamun Gate. It is so beautiful with a very intricate flower garden and fountains. Then we went to Tapgol Park near Insadong. It is a fairly new park that desplays some very old Korean pieces. It was quite interesting.
After that we got back on the subway to head toward Holt. When we arrived, Eliza was already there and looking quite gorgeous. We went over some paperwork with the social worker, then it was time. Foster mom said her final goodbye to sweet Inae, whom she has raised since her release from the hospital 9 months ago. It was so hard to say goodbye. Foster mom tried to hold back but eventually shed a few tears. Eliza was so scared. She screamed and tried to pull away for most of the time we were on the subway back to the hotel until she cried herself to sleep. She woke up briefly when we got to our room, and cried some more. We tried to feed her, but she wanted nothing to do with it. I wrapped her in a soft blanket and layed with her on the bed and she dozed off again. She slept for 2.5 hours.
When she woke up she was in a much happier mood. We decided to go out for some dinner and since she was doing so well, we also went to Seoul Tower. By the end of the night, she was all smiles. Ken would say Anyungahsayoh to her, which means hello, and she would grin from ear to ear.
We then came back to the room and fed her some rice cereal, which she LOVES. Then I gave her a bath. We laid in be for about a hour with her just checking us our and touching our faces, then we all fell asleep.
We are getting ready to leave for the airport now for the long trip home. We can't wait to see everyone, and for everyone to meet our sweet Eliza.
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