A picture of reconstruction near Camp Humphreys, Korea caught my attention today and started some reminiscing. It’s been awhile since I made the trip to this army base located in Pyeongtaek. It is included in the most populous province in Korea, the Gyeonggi Province. The U.S. Army garrison will become the largest overseas base by the end of this year if construction continues as planned.
The agricultural community continues outside of the facility. One of the pictures showed the dirt roads I walked on when exploring the area. Roads leading to and from Seoul are paved and well-maintained. Nearby hills and mountains add beautiful scenery.
New building and more businesses are good things for everyone. Helicopters are exciting, too.
|Black Hawk helicopter during training at Camp Humphreys|
|C-130 Hercules landing at Camp Humphreys years ago.|
Okay, I really like the C-130s, too. Notice the tower? When I was a teenager, my brother-in-law tried to convince me the red and white checkered towers common on many military posts and bases held Ralston-Purina food for all the pets.
|AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopter flying low over the base.|
|Newer housing looks out over the rice fields.|
Rice is a common crop because of the water provided by the Ansong River, which empties 12 miles west into the Asian Bay. Paths meander throughout the rice fields. It was common to see any citizen stop to fix any problems with the crops during the day.
|The Splish and Splash Water Park is fun for all.|
Scanning older pictures into my online files is going to take priority to other tasks. I may not make it back to visit Korea again, but I can enjoy comparing the changes when new photos are published online.
Are there any places you’ve visited that have changed significantly since you were last there?