(As a side note, most of the people I've met at and through Adventure Korea have been very nice.)
|The Adventure Korea crew.|
|Tracy, on the right, is the friend I made from Missouri. I think we have plans|
for her to visit me when I get back in a year. She'd like to try some homemade jelly.
(Photo courtesy of the Adventure Korea (AK) photographers.)
...where we were shuffled outside and got to watch an opening ceremony (men in traditional Korean clothing lined up in front of the doors, they played drums, and then they dropped a sign with a bunch of hangeul on it).
The shot on the right is one of my absolute favorites from this trip.
|One of our tour guides playing with some children (Photo: AK).|
|There were so many kites being played with!|
|The best part about this was the number of Korean children that wanted their|
friends or parents to beat them (Photo: AK).
|This is a gem. Guess what this room was?|
|I learned these were persimmons! I was wondering!|
Eating some food... I think I ate a pancake and a half by myself...
Seeing a Korean wedding where they married a really old couple (like 90's? Pushing 100?), wandering around to various booths (minus the one where the one mean girl said it was only for kids and we couldn't do it! I liked the other girl because she was going to let us...), and trying teas that I didn't know what they were made of but realized I've had before. Sharing a rice cake from a tiny little Korean girl with a new friend...
|This machine popped the rice cakes and then shot them out like frisbees!|
And just plain old wandering around and enjoying the beautiful fall day. It kind of sucked that I was actually really sick for it and was loaded up on painkillers, but I could still enjoy it.
|A "traditional" fire hose?|
|I thought it looked like a liquid Nitrogen tank and it was!|
Such a science nerd.
Then we made miniature apple pies...
And apple jelly as well!
(Left Photo: AK)
They gave us saltines to eat the last vestiges of apple jelly left in our pots after we had filled our jars. When we emerged from our jelly cooking, we were met with a beautiful sight: