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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Snowboarding weekend, day two!

There are not a whole lot of things that make me more excited than waking up to a cabin full of friends!!  It makes me feel young again!  We all slept in until about 11am and then poured ourselves a little coffee!

Aaron and I rented 2 sleds from the front office.  They were 5,000 won to rent!  Such a deal and totally worth it!  I hadn't laughed that hard in a long long time, and I laugh a lot!  We went down the hill so fast and it was super bumpy so all you could hear was us yelling, "ahhh, ouhhhh, ahhhh!" and laughing hysterically!  I had tears in my eyes every time!  

Gilly yelled down for us when lunch was ready!  Her and Sam had made delicious bean and curry pasta!

We all got bundled up in our comfy clothes and headed out...

 and by out, I mean across the road to the park and basketball 1/2 court! 

We borrowed a basketball from the front office and had ourselves a little game of H-O-R-S-E!

 We would take breaks here and there to play around!  Sam took Aaron for a little ride! :)

The winter love bugs!

Aaron kept pushing me over this mound of snow, which made me fly into the air and land hard on my butt / tailbone!  It made me laugh hysterically everytime!

After a little basketball, we walked over to the sledding hill for some races!

It was soooooo fun!

It was also FREEZING, and since we would tumble every time at the bottom of the hill we were all soaked in snow!  

These two have been friends since the first day of orientation almost 3 years ago!  Unfortunately, Brian is moving back home to the US in 2 months.  Booo!

The whole gang together!

Girlfriends are the greatest... especially these two! 

At 6:00pm, we got a phone call from the front office that our ride was here to pick us up for snowboarding... so we piled in the van and headed over to the snowboard shop where we rented our pants, jackets, boots and boards! 

Then, by 6:45pm, we were at Phoenix Park Ski Resort, ready to give a go at snowboarding!

This was both Sam and Gill's first time!

We got out to the slopes and started out at the bottom of this beginner hill, just trying to get a feel for it.  After face planting 3 times or so and falling on my butt the other times, I decided it was time to get on the lift and see if I could do it!  Brave, I know!  I definitely wasn't ready!

So, up we went... Aaron, Brian and I, and tried out one of the runs. FYI: There are no bunny slopes here, so I picked the easiest one!  I fell about 10 times and ran, really hard, straight into a padded pole once, but kept trying!  About 1/2 way down the mountain, I finally got the hang of it and made it the rest of the way without falling!  The next 3 times were a breeze and super fun!  Only fell 1 more time the whole night!  Aaron was so sweet and so proud of me!!
At about 10pm I was exhausted and decided to call it a night and grab something to eat while the boys continued snowboarding.  

I couldn't help but notice that there were snowboards everywhere and none were getting stolen!  I love living somewhere where you can leave stuff out and no one takes it!

It was at about this time of the night when I found out that Gill had fallen really hard and hurt her wrist!  She had been taken to the on-site medical area and ended up getting a temporary cast and going back in a taxi to the cabin with Sam!  EEekkk!  I felt terrible for her and was eager to get back home.  When we got back to the cabin, she was laying in bed, cool as could be with some pain meds!  She's a tough cookie!

We all stayed up pretty late tonight and lounged around the family room together!  It was a bummer that Gill got hurt, but other than that I'd say it was a pretty awesome day!


  1. Jill, you have made me miss Korean more than I have ever missed it before. I miss skii trips to snowy mountain tops and friendly locals who are always willing to assist Foreigners! We plan to head back to Korea next year! And I must tell you these photographs are fantastic! :) x

  2. Awe... Well, I'm glad it made you miss it! When are you guys coming back exactly? Will you be in Seoul or Busan this time?!