In the spirit of NOT GIVING UP, we started looking into other options and when a coworker of Hubby's told him that he and his family went to the beach the previous weekend we decided to look into it. This sounded perfect! It is only about an hour outside the city by Incheon Airport and is a pretty popular area. I can't believe this is the first time we are hearing about it! We booked a pension, packed a bag and headed West to Eurwangni Beach Saturday morning.
After getting out of the car this is the first thing we saw! This MUST be a good sign!
I couldn't believe how meticulous this guy was in making our Mojito. In the end he wasn't happy with the placement of the mint so he took the lid off, used some sort of cocktail tweasers and moved the mint leaves back into place put the lid back on and smiled and handed it to me.
Tent city...I guess you can camp on the beach here...
If I were a betting woman, I would bet that Koreans don't have as many skin cancer issues as us Americans do. I've never seen so many long sleeves, floppy hats, sweaters, socks, shoes and umbrellas on a beach in my entire life. This helps me understand why Koreans have such beautiful skin.
We rented a 2 bedroom pension with 2 bathrooms. We were all hot and nasty from being in the water so we were going to take showers and head out to dinner. We have 2 bathrooms so 2 people can take showers at the same time - right? WRONG....in the 2nd bathroom something was missing - the shower head!!! The plumbing for a shower was there, but the shower head and faucet to turn the shower on were NO WHERE TO BE SEEN. I can't even imagine what could have happened to them. Down to one shower - 6 people taking turns. We stuck Boy 3 in the sink and showered him here:
Check out this bedroom: The wallpaper was attached with tape - well, kind of. True story. It was lovely. Oh, check out those floors. They felt like plastic and you could lift it up.
Then they showed me the towel I had to dry off with after my shower. Again, I laughed and said. "This is awesome! A totally Korean experience. This is a great!" (They still were not convienced.)
Boy 1 growls.
Hubby turns the TV on to watch the Olympics while we are getting ready to go out to dinner when I hear: "There is no sound. This remote is not turning the sound up even though it shows it is. What the blank, blank, blank is wrong with this blanking thing." A few minutes later I hear "the blanking button is broken on this blanking TV. Are you kidding me? How much did we blanking pay for this blaking place?"
I couldn't help but laugh and say "We are going to have fun!" with the sweetest southern voice I can muster as I'm drying off with my little hand towel.
The Pension at Eurwangni Beach beat us down. We packed up and headed home, only to get home and find out our air conditioner was broken.
We are still having fun. Just ask our kids. :o)