A trip to Seoul Land

Last Thursday my school took our children to Seoul Land, a fantastic and exciting amusement park a little over an hour from Pyeongnae. The lead up to the trip was a little like Christmas for me, as I was so excited. I love amusement parks! The weather was absolutely gorgeous the day of-a toasty 80-some degrees, perfect conditions for a day out. All I could sing for a day or two prior was “Soul Man”, but changing the lyrics up a bit to “Seoul Land”. Clever, I know.

Since the field trip was taken with around 80 children under the age of 7, we were split into groups with our partner teachers and their classes.  Because of the time constraints-we arrived around 11 am, and were set to leave at 3:30 pm-we only got to experience 5 or 6 of the rides at the park. Gloria and I took our combined class of 20 Lions and Koalas around the park, riding the plume water ride (known as the “flume ride” in Korea), a kiddy coaster, a giant swing-like contraption, bumper cars, and a viking boat. The whole of RT also joined together to watch a small bit of theatre entitled “Who Pooped On My Head?” which involved adults dressed as moles running around and examining felted creations of various animal feces to discover which animal pooed on the protagonist’s head-it ended up being a dog, in case you were wondering. Fun for the kiddies, perhaps not as amusing for the adults. All in all, the day was super fun. I want to head back at some point to enjoy the entertainment with some adult friends. I’ve heard Everland, another Korean theme park, is also pretty exciting. Either way, there are more rollercoasters in my near future.

post-lunch, pre-playtime with Ian, Tony, and Kevin

post-lunch, pre-playtime with Ian, Tony, and Kevin

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Ben, Bianca, and Andy on the plume ride.

Ben, Bianca, and Andy on the plume ride.

Pretty nice backdrop for a theme park, eh?

Pretty nice backdrop for a theme park, eh?

This is how we amble along, holding hands in pairs and attempting not to lose anyone on the way.

This is how we amble along, holding hands in pairs and attempting not to lose anyone on the way.

Steve, my little tough guy, was too scared to ride anything but the bumper cars.

Steve, my little tough guy, was too scared to ride anything but the bumper cars.

In other news, poor Marisa B. has come down with the strep throat-or tonisilitis as they’ve diagnosed it here. I’m just hoping that 1. she recovers quickly, and 2. that I don’t get the germs myself. That would be pretty horrible. We are hosting a little shindig at our place in honor of Frank’s birthday on Saturday, and it should be a rollicking good time. All in all, another lovely weekend is in the works. Now just to get through the weekday part…good thing I love the job. And the children. And speaking of…here is a beyond-cute video of little piglet Kevin showing me his taekwondo skills. I tried to get him to show me his astonishly good breakdance steps-really, he’s 3 and can break it-but no dice on that one. This is equally adorable though. Bask in the cute.

Edit: I can’t post the video! I am a bit perturbed by this, but will look into it. I really want the homies to see Kevin in all his glory. It makes your heart twitch a little.

2 thoughts on “A trip to Seoul Land

  1. Charles

    Your favorite CC coach passed along this site to me and I have spent the evening reading through your entries. Enjoy the fantastic experiences. Looks like you are taking a lots of pics. My folks told me to take pics or find a wife when I taught in Scotland. As you know I took the pics and waited until much later on the wife. I am now of the understanding that both can occur at the same time. However, I am in agreement with your Dad concerning the Welshman.

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    1. yelhsa2114 Post author

      Hah! I have no idea what my dad has to say about good ol Frank, but he is a lovely individual (and only a friend, I assure everyone). I am taking many many pictures, as I do in every country-eventually I’ll have to start scrapbooking again or something! It’s too easy to take a superfluous amount of photos in the digital age. Also, I guess I’ll stick with picture taking and skip out on the husband searching, since I am much better at one than the other.

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