Friday, August 9, 2013

day 8 with DKRK

We busted out our umbrellas and headed to China Town this day.  This is the first time Talton or I had ever been here either, so we weren't sure what to expect.  I was hoping to score some "I <3 KOREA" shirts but couldn't find any.  Boo for that.

 Would you carry this suitcase???

 "Club Las Vegas"
 I would like to go to this "foot shop" for a good foot massage.  I got a massage at a place near our condo where the lady stood on the bottom of my feet, and it felt so good!

China Massage...
A few of the items on the list of services listed right there outside the door include:
"After Body" -- hmmmm.  What exactly is that?
"All Body Foot Massage" -- that's quite the contradiction and is quite confusing
"Head Shoulder Waist" -- Have you ever had your waist massaged???

 The only tattoo shop I've ever seen in Korea...
 And thank goodness they were closed, because I don't know if I would've ever heard the end of it if all 3 of them got tattoos while visiting me in Korea.

We stopped in to Lotteria...basically Korea's version of McDonald's, for lunch.

checking out the English menus...

 A few things on the menu:
"squid rings (instead of onion rings), corn salad, crab nuggets, yogurt flavored salad"
 You can add a packet of seasoning (sour cream & onion, cheese, or chili) to the bag with either your nuggets or french fries to change the flavor.
 And then you close the bag and shake it up!

 This machine spits out warm towels to clean your hands after you eat.
 The spicy chicken sandwich was pretty good, after we scraped all the extra stuff off.  It reminded us of Chick fil A.

 Then we walked across the street where we parked at Busan Station (train station) to show them around there a bit.

Despite the rain, it was another great day in the books with some of my favorite people!

day 7 with DKRK

Beomeosa Temple was next on our to do list.  It's so different than Yonggungsa, the temple we took them to earlier in the week, in that Beomeosa is deep in the lush, green forest.  It's such a peaceful place.  I can only imagine how gorgeous it is in the Fall when the leaves are changing colors.


There are always people praying at the temples, but today we got extra lucky and peeked in when the monks were chanting and praying.  Amazing.  It's one of those things you don't think much about until you have the experience yourself.

 Connar was telling Parker to be quiet....even though Parker wasn't making a sound.  :)  Way to be proactive, buddy.  You're a great big brother.  :)
 They were so intrigued by what was going on here.


 I had to chase this little runaway...


When we got home from the temple, DJ and Ryan took the opportunity to go down to the beach for a bit for some brother time.

And then later in the day we had samgyetang for dinner.  I couldn't wait for them to have a traditional Korean meal sitting on the floor.  You just have to do this if you make the trek all the way across the world.

 Kelsie & Kaylon's socks from the Korean market...
 This box of spoons and chopsticks is a permanent fixture at the table.
 The samgyetang is boiling hot when it's brought to the table.
 And of course it wouldn't be a Korean meal without lots of side dishes...
With the side dishes and each person having four bowls in front of them (one with the samgyetang, one for scooping a smaller portion into, one for the bones and pieces you don't want to eat, and one for your personal serving of salt), it gets to be a very crowded table very quickly.
 Add in a couple iPads to keep kids seated and quiet, as well as their dinners from home, and it's just a tad packed at the table.

 WISH BONE.... Who will win?
 ha!  :)  And check out DJ poking Talton with his losing end!

 As soon as you get up, several ladies come and clear your table.  The next thing you know, you look up from putting your shoes back on, and there is a new group of people sitting at your table.  It's that fast of a turn around.

Love these days of making memories with some of my favorite people.  :)