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very short trip directly to/from Columbus, OH and has no photo/story. Just
one episode -
Cho Family has made numerous trips to far-flung places over the years.
Following is a list of some of those trips
(from most recent to oldest).
Click left picture to see images and stories from that trip.
9/25 - 10/31, 2017
Visit Korea after 14
9/25 - 10/31, 2017
It has been 14 years since D. I. visited Korea though only 5 years for Jane.
She visited Korea in 2012.
This time, we are planning a trip to Korea for 37
days, 1 week more than a month.
1) to meet our
families, relatives and friends before it is too late to visit.
2) to visit ham radio friends with whom D. I. talked over the radio
3) to travel around Korea for a week to see latest development of Korea.
(Written in Korean/English. 본문은 한글/영어입니다)
7/6 - 8/6, 2017
Trip around N. A. Continent - crossing 18 times.
7/6 - 8/6, 2017
We are going to
drive around North American Continent again - our 9th. drive around - during
7/6 - 8/6 (one month). By this driving, we will achieve 18 times of crossing
the continent. We would like to have another one next year to achieve 10
times of driving around the continent in our life, though we are not sure
whether we could do it next year or not ??????
(Written in Korean/English. 본문은 한글/영문입니다.)
3/3 - 3/6, 2017
We went to L.A. to meet D-Star
veteran hams, AB6AD and KE6YC OMs, learn about the mobile operation of
Bluestack device and install it into my car as a preparation of the 9th.
Transcontinental Trip planned in the July, this year.
(Written in Korean. 본문은 한글입니다)
7/8 - 8/5, 2016
Transcontinental Trip Visiting Korean Hams
This is the 8th. Transcontinental
Round Trip to visit about 50 Korean hams
in U.S.A. and Canada. I have never met most of them and never had even a QSO
over the air. However, all of them expressed strong welcome and we will have
a lot of talk about mutual ham radio life and old stories of Korean Amateur
이여행은 미국과 캐나다에 있는 한국인 햄 약 50명을 방문하기 위하여 실행될
여행입니다. 이 50명의 햄들의 대부분은 만난일이 없는 초면이고, 대부분 교신 조차 한일 없는 햄들이지만, 그저 같은 햄이라는것 만으로
환영해주시고, 많은 즐거운 대화를 하게 될것입니다.
이것으로 미대륙 횡단을 16번 하게되고, 8번 왕복하게 될겁니다.
(Written in Korean. 본문은 한글입니다)
1/30 - 2/5, 2016
have talked with HL1GN and DS1DPX in Korea over the ham radio communications
almost every day for the last half year since I came back to ham radio in
July, 2015. Now, they came to L.A. for a week vacation and we went to
L.A. to welcome them. We also met and visited many Korean hams there for a
week and were welcomed by many of them whom we have never met before, just because we are
the same hams.
(Written in Korean. 본문은 한글입니다)
6/6 - 7/2, 2015
Transcontinental Driving Round Trip
We have just returned home
7th. TRANSCONTINENTAL TRIP for 27 days.
Upto now, our 6 past transcontinental trips were primarily to see the
scenery of this huge and beautiful continent and we met the friends and
relatives on the way of the trips. However, it is quite different this time
visiting any sightseeing popular places.
This time, it is to meet the friends and relatives in U. S.
A. and Canada primarily.
8/3 - 9/5, 2014
Grand European Cruise
had another round trip crossing North American Continent - 6th. Round Trip -
to have a Viking River Cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest for 2 weeks to
commemorate D.I.'s 80th. birthday. By this trip, we have crossed North
American Continents 12 times.
12/4 - 12/14, 2013
had a winter trip with my sister Dong-Hyun from Korea as the map shown
below. I have never traveled in winter as the road condition might be very
poor due to the snow, but it was inevitable this time as she came from Korea
in winter. As it is still early December, I thought there would not be much
chances of snow and it would be light snow if there is any. Besides, we
will be traveling southwest desert states which would not have too much
chances of snow in the early December. However, the real problems were at
the Thanksgiving in 2013, We drove to Clear Lake. Charlie's family and
Johnny from L.A. joined us for this one day trip. Andrew and Dylan have
enjoyed fishing at the late which is well known as fishing lake, though
they could not catch any as it is not the fishing season.
7/5 - 7/7, 2013
Charlie's family went to Reno for baseball game during July 4th. holidays,
we did not have July 4th. BBQ this year. Instead, we went Crater Lake with
Johnny from L.A. and had wonderful 3 days. (This was the 3rd. Crater Lake
trip for Jane & D. I.)
can see 18 min. VIDEO clicking here.
4/13 - 4/19, 2013
were talking what to do on 4/15, our 51st. Wedding Anniversary, and came
up to an idea to make a trip, as we did not make any long distance
traveling since our Florida Trip in March last year for more than a year.
Because we visited most of famous national parks, we came up to a plan to
visit Olympic National Park, which we have never been to, not too far from
our house but well known as a beautiful National Park at northwestern
corner of U. S. A., just south of Vancouver, Canada and west of Seattle,
U. S. A..
3/4 - 3/22, 2012
Trip - 2012
and 10th. crossing North American Continent by car (5th. Round Trip) to
celebrate 70th. Birthdays of Jane's sister Young-Hyuk and her husband Yo-Yoon
Cho who was a ham in Korea (Call Sign - HM1AB).
drove 6,391 miles (10,226KM) in 19 days.
8/25 - 8/30, 2010
We traveled 6 days to the Antelope Canyon,
close from Page, AZ, with Johnny who joined us from Los Angeles. On the
way, we visited Las Vegas, Zion National Park and Monument Valley which is
at the border of Utah and Arizona in Navajo Indian Reservation and several
John Wayne western movies have been taken including famous "She wore
a Yellow Ribbon".
4/25 - 5/1, 2010
We had a cruise
vacation in Hawaii for a week visiting 5 port cities in 4 islands, with
our old KMI friends, K. M. Shim and C. K. An couples. It was a great
experience as it was our first cruise trip, and enjoyed every moment of
the "freestyle" Norwegian cruise ship "Pride of
America" - a 921 feet long 14 stories huge wonderful ship with about
10 restaurants. We took excursions (land tour) for 4 days visiting about
10 places in 3 islands.
6/9 - 6/29, 2009
4th. Trans-USA Trip - 2009
travelled to Boston crossing North American Continent 8th. time (4 round
trips) by car to attend the wedding of Abe Cho, the son of Young-Hyuk,
Jane's sister in Virginia.
8/15 - 9/16, 2008
Trans-Canada/USA Summer Trip - 2008
had a whole family traveling around U.S.A. in 1975, driving
11,200 miles in 5 weeks, when we were young at the age of around 40. Now,
at the age of mid-70's, we made another month long trip crossing
Canada and U.S.A. this time driving 9,261 miles again. (40% of a round of
2/17 - 2/18, 2008
Castle - 2008
and D.I. made a 2 days trip to Hearst Castle in San Simeon, about half way
to L.A. along the Pacific coast, where they have visited once about
35 years ago with Seong-Koo family. It was totally different from 35 years
ago with a large visitor center, great tour programs and many tour buses
connecting visitor center and the castle on the top of the hill, and
became a quite a tourist spot with many visitors.
12/9 - 12/11, 2006
Trip - 2006
were visitors from Korea - wife of D.I.'s cousin Dong-Kun and her daughter
On-Koo - and they made a trip to Crater Lake. However, due to snowy
weather, road to Crater Lake was too slippery and they had to give up at
the point only about 20 miles away from the lake.
6/16 - 6/21, 2006
National Park Trip
and Jane made a very enjoyable trip to Glacier National Park in Montana
driving about 3,000 miles (almost same distance as San Francisco - New
York) in 6 days
10/4 - 10/6, 2005
Postpile National Monument & Death Valley
went to Korea during 10/2 - 10/12 and D. I. stayed at home alone for about
10 days. Meantime, D.I. traveled for 3 days to Devils Postpile
National Monument and Death Valley
with Mr./Mrs. Kyu-Man Shim.
- 7/14, 2005
and D.I. took a spontaneous three-day trip to Crater Lake on 7/12 - 7/14,
driving up California's famous Pacific Coast Highway (Hwy 1). They decided
to go on this trip on 7/11, when the weather around the Castlewood
Country Club area was predicted to be higher than 100F - too hot to play
- 8/17, 2004
D. I. and Jane had a Utah Canyons
Trip driving 3,026 miles (almost 5,000km) in 8 days, visiting several
National Parks, mostly in Utah. They visited Bryce and Zion canyons a few
times already and this trip has been planned for a few years to visit
canyons further deep in Utah where they could not go usually.
- 6/30, 2004
Island Golf Trip
D.I. and Jane
went a golf trip to Victoria Island, BC, Canada with their old friends of
KMI. They drove about 1,000 miles to Port Angeles, crossed the chnanel to
Victoria by a car ferry, stayed 4 nights there playing three rounds of golf
and came back taking same route.
- 2/2, 2004
D.I. and Jane went a week long
Golf Trip to Cancun, Mexico with Mr. Kwang-Ho Kim couples, former Samsung
Electronics Chairman, and old KMI friends - Mr. Kyu-Man Shim and Mr. Chung-Kyu An
couples. They played 5 days of golf at Moon Palace Hotel Golf Course
designed by Jack Nicklaus and spared one day for the tour to Chichen Itza to
see ruins of old Mayan civilization.
- 10/29, 2003
This trip was paid by Willy as his gift for dad's birthday.
& Florida Golf
D. I. and Jane went to Point Clear, Alabama, to attend Bryan's wedding on
10/18, played 3 rounds of golf at Alabama, drove to Orlando, Florida on
10/21 after the wedding and joined Mr./Mrs. Kyu-Man Shim who have flown from
Toronto, Canada. They stayed in Orlando for a week and played 6 rounds of
golf at most famous golf courses in Orlando area.
- 8/21, 2003
D. I. and Jane traveled Alaska
and Whistler, a beautiful little town about 80 miles north of Vancouver,
Canada, with old Fairchild/KMI friends Mr. Kyu-Man Shim couple and Mr. Chung-Kyu
- 10/31, 2002
California Golf Trip
D. I. and Jane had a wonderful five-day golf trip to Southern California
with Mr. and Mrs. Kyu-Man Shim. They left home on 10/27 and played
three rounds of golf - one at Torrey Pines on 10/28, another at Aviara on
10/29 and again at Avila Beach on 10/30. They relaxed on the fourth night in
the hot springs at Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort on 10/30 and returned
home on 10/31.
- 8/11, 2002
This trip was paid by Willy as his gift
Golf Trip - 2002
D.I. and Jane had a wonderful trip to Canadian Rockies for a week with
Mr./Mrs. Kyu-Man Shim. They played 4 rounds of golf and drove a rent car
from Calgary to Jasper visiting many magnificent scenic spots along Highway
- 5/1, 2001
Trip - 2001
D.I. and Jane visited Korea and met all Cho families, Im families and
many friends. They also enjoyed
two days of golf near Seoul and 3 days in Cheju Island during the trip.
- 3/2, 2001
D.I. and Jane spent a week in Acapulco, Mexico,
the world famous resort city at Pacific coast of Mexico, with four golf
- 1/26, 2001
D.I. and Jane had a great week in Hawaii Island (Big
Island) of Hawaii, playing golf every day for 5 days with Seong-Koo couple
from Columbus, Ohio and Mr. Kyu-Man Shim couple.
- 6/19, 2000
D.I. and Jane went on a summer road trip with three relatives from
Korea : Myung-Hee Kim, her husband Jae-Duk Kim, and In-Sook Lee.
- 2/4, 2000
This trip was paid by 3
sons as their gift for mom's 60th. birthday.
Golf Trip - 2000
D.I. and Jane had a wonderful five days of golf trip to Kapalua in Maui
Island, Hawaii with Mr. Kyu-Man Shim couple, old Fairchild and KMI friend
D.I. traveled to China on several business trips for Samsung and Jane
joined him once in Beijing and again in Huizhou.
April 15, 1992 was the 30th. Wedding Anniversary of D.I. and
Jane. They went to Japan to celebrate this day and visited Tokyo, Hakone,
Kamakura, Kyoto, Nara and Osaka.
9/7 - 9/22, 1990
Jane joined one of D.I.'s business trips to
Europe at Samsung Electronics for 2 weeks and had a very enjoyable tour of
some European cities.
Cho Family had a road trip in Korea, visiting Sorak
Mountain, one of the most beautiful mountain in Korea, and Kyungju, the
capital of old Shilla Dynasty for about 1,000 years.
D. I. was requested by AMI, American Microsystems Inc., to make a survey
trip to look for best factory site in Southeast Asian countries and Jane
accompanied him for the most of the trip except India and Mauritius.
- 7/18, 1975
The Cho family went on a five-weeks trip across
the U.S.A. We visited many famous places in 27 states, met many relatives
and friends, and drove a total of 11,200 miles (17,900
km) - the equivalent of traveling approximately halfway around the