Sunday, February 14, 2010

Ski Trip II

Mark and I are seeing the end of our time in Korea quickly approaching. A few weekends ago, we went on a last trip with some of our Korean friends. We went to the Hyundai Resort, which had longer hills than the resort we went to with SangKwun and his friends. We were pleasantly surprised when we found out that the bus ride to the resort and 8 hours of skiing/snowboarding only cost about $50.

Here's a shot of the hills.


Again, we were able to rent snowsuits and equipment. We both wanted to give snowboarding another try and were pleasantly surprised at how much easier it was this time around. I decided to just wear my own coat and rent the pants. Unfortunately, this time around we didn't get the knee and butt pads for protection.


The 8 hours grew pretty long and my legs felt like rubber after awhile so I had to stop.


But there was no stopping Mark! There he goes!


He even tackled this crazy hill that had 180 turns.


The scenery really was beautiful. Coming from the flat midwest, it's still breathtaking to see all these mountains on a daily basis.



We spent the night in an old-fashioned Korean country house. The rooms were tiny and there was a little Korean grandmother who was the inn-keeper. We all slept on the floor on mats, but not before Yuni cooked us some dakdoritang (spicy chicken soup) -- 덝도리탕.

We're really going to miss these girls. Yuni and Kerry are taking new jobs at other schools. And Ellen (on the right below) is going to Australia and New Zealand in March to study English.


Anyway, it was a fun trip and Mark and I can foresee some skiing/snowboarding trips in our future once we return to the States! :)

1 comment:

Jen said...

Looks like so much fun! I hope it's not as cold there as it is here! Have fun!