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priyabradfield
priyabradfield
Well, there's always next weekend...
Our day didn't go exactly as planned. We left the house around 11:30am. Right away, the frustration started. We got outside and we were COLD. There was not a cloud in the sky and the day before it was warm. But today, the wind was blowing. So, back up to the apartment we went to grab some heavier jackets. Ok, so we head back out and get a ways down the hill to the subway when I get my camera out to take some pictures...that's when I saw that I forgot to put a memory card into it! ARGH! So, Chris and the girls decide to explore a new park near the apartment while I went back up to the apartment to grab a card and Chris' phone which he had forgotten as well.

Back down I went, and to the new little park. Ok, so it turned out that this little detour was pretty cool. It was a pretty park and it had some flowering trees. And some cool paths and two cool playgrounds.

Pink joy Pink joy

Took the subway and got off near Insadong. I've talked about Insadong before. A street of various shops, touristy area, but also artsy. I like it there. I need to go there one Saturday by myself...window shopping and trinket shopping is so much easier without a bored family weighing you down. :-p I'm going to try to remind myself this next Saturday and go by myself. Someone else help me remember, ok?

Anyway, it was lunchtime, so we went to the Korean restaurant we like up there. Awesome food and the total bill was $12 for all four of us. Can't beat that!

After lunch, we started walking to where Chris wanted to take us. He wanted to take us to the nearby palace gardens. But, it was really windy and cold and the gardens are up on a hill. So, because we were all already a bit chilly, we decided to save that for another day. We walked through Insadong, heading towards the big Coffee Bean in the middle of it. Took some time to look at some shops. Saw some cool street vendors like this guy who was making little objects out of colorful thick guage wire.

Wire airplane! Wire airplane!

Got some coffee and walked around some more. Saw a cultural show...went to another park and watched the girls run around and scare the pigeons. Picked up a couple of new pins and buttons (or badges) for Maya's and Nadia's jackets. Then we got on the subway and started to head home. It was about 4:30pm though, so we decided to make a stop at a new park we saw on Saturday when we had gone out to dinner. The park was adorned with hundreds of hanging lamps and there was a new playground there too. So we went there for about an hour...the girls had a lot of fun. We went across the street to look for a place to have dinner and came across a Japanese Tonkatsu restaurant. The food was good, the girls were ravenous and Maya practiced more with using regular chopsticks. I'm so proud of her. :-)

So overall, not what I had hoped to see (flowering cherry blossom trees) but it wasn't a bad day (at least when the girls weren't whining about how cold it was or how much walking we were doing going from place to place). Next weekend, we're going to try to leave the house early on Sunday to hopefully catch the cherry blossoms before they fade away for another year.


In the new park by our apartment. In the new park by our apartment.
Smile! Smile!
New park near Dongguk University. New park near Dongguk University.
Playground at the new park near Dongguk University. Playground at the new park near Dongguk University.
What a talented girl! What a talented girl!



Full set of pictures are in my ScrapBook Gallery.

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co_techie From: co_techie Date: April 16th, 2006 02:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
What a wonderful day out with the family! Makes me really jealous :)
priyabradfield From: priyabradfield Date: April 17th, 2006 04:53 am (UTC) (Link)
Why jealous?

*goes to look at your journal*

Holy cow, woman! I'm so behind in reading your LJ! Be prepared for a barage of comments!
co_techie From: co_techie Date: April 16th, 2006 02:56 pm (UTC) (Link)

PS

You have to put the one where Maya and Nadia are hugging each other (#10 of 21) in this post. It is too cute! :)
priyabradfield From: priyabradfield Date: April 16th, 2006 11:18 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: PS

Actually, I have a special post planned for that one. Shhhh! :-)
eleme From: eleme Date: April 16th, 2006 05:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
aww, those are lovely picutures. It's colder here today than I expected too! I had wanted to go for a nice walk at a park, but since it was sooo chilly and I didn't have my jacket, I'm skipping it in hopes that it will be warm another day.

What lucky girls to have the chance to explore so many fun parks!
manda_kitty From: manda_kitty Date: April 16th, 2006 05:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
aww i bet shes better at using chopsticks then me
priyabradfield From: priyabradfield Date: April 17th, 2006 04:54 am (UTC) (Link)
She's almost on par with Chris and me!
manda_kitty From: manda_kitty Date: April 17th, 2006 12:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
aww thats great though! im trying to learn how to use them but most times ill be like ahh my hand hurts and switch to a fork
From: gabbytheguy Date: April 16th, 2006 08:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Apart from the toing and froing at the start it sounded like a pretty good day...

A sunny day can be bloody deceptive though can't it?!
sammykate From: sammykate Date: April 16th, 2006 10:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, you know what they say about the best-laid plans of mice and men...

Nevertheless, it looks like you had a lovely day. I love the colorful lanterns along the path at the park. So festive!
priyabradfield From: priyabradfield Date: April 17th, 2006 04:55 am (UTC) (Link)
It wasn't bad...but at one point, I was about ready to call it a day due to the girls whining so much. ARGH!
meadowflower From: meadowflower Date: April 18th, 2006 04:33 am (UTC) (Link)
I love the blossoms!
eleme From: eleme Date: April 20th, 2006 06:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Took the subway and got off near Insadong. I've talked about Insadong before. A street of various shops, touristy area, but also artsy. I like it there. I need to go there one Saturday by myself...window shopping and trinket shopping is so much easier without a bored family weighing you down. :-p I'm going to try to remind myself this next Saturday and go by myself. Someone else help me remember, ok?

Priya!!! Priya!! It's going to be Saturday soon! I'm reminding you! You should go window shopping on Saturday!!! *g*
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