Visiting The Herzogs- Hong Kong Connections

herzog homeWe spent the last couple nights in North Carolina visiting our friends Jeff and Susan Herzog and their three boys in the lovely home Jeff and Susan designed and had custom-built on a scenic country property just outside of Asheville.  Jeff’s parents were also visiting from the west coast but they were gracious enough to share their children and grandchildren with us. 

Dave and Jeff played baseball together in Hong Kong

Dave and Jeff played baseball together in Hong Kong

We taught in Hong Kong at International Christian School with the Herzogs for two years and reconnected with them this past summer at a wedding in Colorado.

Dave and Jeff on a mountain in Colorado

Dave and Jeff on a mountain in Colorado

I feel like I know the Herzog’s sons because Susan blogs about them so faithfully and I’ve been following their adventures for years. marylou with herzog boysThe Herzog boys love to play board games and they taught me Zhingo, Toot and Otto and Bernstein Bears. playing games with the herzog boysWe also played lots of rounds of Crazy Eights and Go Fish. 

Asheville Christian Academy

Asheville Christian Academy

On Saturday morning Jeff took us to see his school Asheville Christian Academy. It is in a beautiful country setting. The Herzog boys attend school there too.jeff and daveJeff was playing a regular Saturday morning men’s basketball game at his school gym and Dave chatted with him on the bleachers when he wasn’t on the court. jeff's classroomWe saw Jeff’s classroom where he teaches calculus, statistics and other math and Bible courses.dave basketball shoesDave had brought along his basketball shoes so he could lace up and try shooting a few baskets when Jeff’s game was over. He hadn’t done that since his surgery. Dave and I spent Saturday afternoon exploring the fascinating city of Asheville. We had such a great time. I’ll write about that in a future post. susan and marylou

Susan and I had a good visit while we waited to pick up food at a smokehouse restaurant on Saturday night. We had a real southern feast around the Herzog’s dining room table of collard greens, ribs, pulled pork, cole slaw, baked beans, macaroni and cheese, okra, hush puppies and deep-fried pickles. dave and ezekialThe boys were fascinated with Dave’s online Scrabble games. First Ezekiel came to check it out. dave micah and ezekialThen Micah joined in to see what was going on. dave and the herzog boysFinally Jonah came over too and all three boys were giving Dave advice on what kind of words to make. playing table top hockey Dave and Micah play a little table top soccer.high fivesHigh Fives when the game was over. bed time storyThey took a break from game playing for a bedtime story.finding winnipeg

Ezekiel shows us that he knows where Winnipeg is on the big map of the world on the family room wall. We hope the Herzogs will come and visit us in Winnipeg some time. dave and jeffWe appreciated the Herzog’s warm southern hospitality. Teaching in Hong Kong has given us friends in so many places and it’s nice to reconnect with them on our travels. 

Other posts about visiting with Hong Kong Friends……..

Visitors from Phnom Penh

Reunion in Colorado-Part 4

ICS Honolulu Connections

Visiting the Hubbards

Lunch With the Wongs in Toronto

My Students in New York- So Proud of Them

Visiting the Weiss Family in Chicago


Filed under Hong Kong, People, Travel

3 responses to “Visiting The Herzogs- Hong Kong Connections

  1. Blessed Kids

    My kids will soon join ICS HK family. We hadn’t made up our minds to transfer to the school until we read lots of your sharings about the school. Hope they will meet some wonderful teachers like you.


  2. Blessed Kids

    Thank you and blessings from Hong Kong


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