It took me a little while to get over the jet lag once I got here - do you know how far Korea is from Colorado? VERY, VERY, VERY FAR! This is one time I wish I could have come by airplane, but NO, I had to travel by mail. The family I am visiting is a military family, so their mail has to travel to California first, then once I arrived in California, I was put on a ship and sent all the way across the world! I don't remember how long I was on that ship, but it was a LONG time. The family I am visiting is GREAT! They love having me. The first thing I did when I got here was jump on the subway! Here I am with Girl.
We took the subway to the Achasan subway stop, where we got off and headed for the mountain. Who knew there were mountains in the worlds 2nd largest city?! Since I have never hiked a mountain in Korea, I had no idea what to expect, but boy was it beautiful! Here I am at the base of the mountain with all the kids that went on this hike. I really like the big rock behind us even though I have no idea what it says.
Before heading up the mountain we all needed a snack. In this next picture I am posing with a kimbap triangle, this was our snack! This was my first real taste of Korean food. Kimbap is seaweed with rice wrapped up inside it. Kim is the Korean word for seaweed and bap is the Korean word for rice. It was really good! This is a favorite snack of all the kids.
Here I am on the mountain with Boy 3, Girl's baby brother.
Here I am taking a break in a tree...
Our hike was lots of fun, but LONG! We were on that mountain for over 3 hours! After our hike the family I am staying with took us to lunch at traditional Korean restaurant! We had galbi (grilled meats), with lots of side dishes, and did you know that in Korea they sit on the floor when they eat!
I had a great day riding the subway, hiking the mountain and finishing off with a great Korean meal! I can't wait to see what they have in store for me tomorrow, but for now, I am off to bed!