My friend I. was very gracious and invited our family as well as the B family, whom she had never met, to Lotte World (an amusement park) and back to her apartment of a late lunch. I felt bad taking so many people to her house, and I gave her many outs, but I she really wanted to show my American friends the way of life for Koreans. I. and her family were so wonderful to all of us! Here are some highlights of our day at Lotte World...
If you live in Korea and have never been to Lotte World, you need to go! It was so much fun, and it is a good place to go in the winter. Half of the park is inside, half is outside. The indoor area is perfect for small children. The outdoor area is where the big rides are. I went outside with the big kids. We had a great time even though it was -2 degrees C (below freezing). We rode 4 rides before we felt like our toes were going to break off because they were frozen.
Here is a picture of the second ride we rode......
I thought it was much more scary going up than coming down. My little friend H was not happy that I made her ride this ride! :)
Just a side note here....you guys have all heard me talk about the sock man, and many of you have received socks from me. I know you all think I am crazy with this sock thing I have going on, so here is something else to add to my crazy....I'm not the only one that loves socks here...Koreans are crazy for socks too, check out the cute sock they wear!
On this ride, we thought the shields were 'barf shields', well come to find out, they are actually wind shields. Boy 1's shield had a crack in it & he could not breath for most of the ride. This ride was too scary for me. There, I said it, I WAS SCARED! I was more than happy to take pictures though. Check out S's face in this one.
S trying to warm up with some odang (fish cake soup).
The little one's LOVED this ride!
My friend I doesn't like to ride scary rides, so she went with Hubby and the little kids.
Our tour guides for the day...I and her Hubby.
More fun pic's from the day...
We all had a great time at Lotte World!
Stay tuned for the 2nd part of our day...going to my friend I's new apartment in Seoul, making kimbap, having a fantastic dinner and singing songs!