My peepers popped open at 2:00 am but I refused to get up that early...I finally stopped pretending at
4:0 0am and just got up.
Jeree and I met Master Simmons for breakfast and that was when it happened...Piggy went hog wild!
Due to the lack of forks and repeated yet unsuccessful "Chopstick Lessons" from everybody and I do mean everybody... I think they were all getting a bit burned out and slghtly embarassed for me when I began stabbing things with the chopsticks...
Well...lets just say that I was forced to liberate a fork and a spoon from breakfast at the hotel this morning. These two will be my constant companions for the remainder of the trip! (A lady at Dinner this evening asked me where I got my fork...once I finished laughing... I was forced to tell her how I had to commit a crime earlier in the daythen suggested that she should probably do the same thing tomorrow morning ...I'll bet I could have sold her these babies for a pretty price right about then!
Whimsy- this made me think of you- I missed you this week!
This is our group. Me, Tyler (Master Kim's son), Mastet Kim, Master Simmons & Jeree.
If we don't arrive at the bus on time our Tour Giude will make us sing...we are always early!
This was our first stop on the Dae Ku City Tour.
View from the top of the tower.
I'm not sure if Tyler asked or if Master Kim suggested that he should be a little more out going.
Either way, next thing we know, Tyler was on the move.
Tyler...hey dude...WAIT!!!...Ireally don't think Master Kim
meant that you had to go out on top of the tower
and take a 70ft jump!
Being the thrill seekers that we are, Jeree and I decided to watch the landing from below...this decision also provided with a great exit stragety should anything go wrong!
Let's just say that Tyler has his feet firmly planted back on the ground for now.. and.as soon a we managed to lose these two we were back on the road again!
Our next stop was the Traditional Korean Medicine Market and Museum.
I'm afraid to even ask what's in these jars...
If you find that you lie awake at night wondering exactly what really is in the jars...
I suggest that you call the number on the front of the building...
What is Tyler up to now? I think he's really going overboard with this "getting out more" thing...
Wait til Master Kim hears about this one...dresses and crowns?!
After lunch we attended the Young Chun Taekwondo Tournament.
Each country was represented. Today was the opening ceremony for the five day event.
So much more to show and tell but is 1:45 am here and I must get to sleep.
We were up and off to the Incheon Airport at 5am to meet up with our tour members from Los Angeles, Orlando and North Carolina.
After breakfast we left for Mu Ju TAEKWONDO PARK.
The facility is currently under construction and scheduled to be completed in 2013.
This will be the World Headquaters for TAEKWONDO.
After lunch we moved to Dae Ku City for an official visit to City Hall.
We arrived early so we got to visit a Korean Store. We really enjoyed all the free snacks and actually did buy a few for the road. We love the custard rolls and are trying to find a way to smuggle them out of the country. Master Kim does not want to see us behind bars so he has promised to find us a Korean bakery in Georgia that makes them...he has never seen them before so a crime just may have to be committed...
Back on the bus and headed for City Hall. These pictures are a result of a new technique which I call
(just clicking randomly while the bus is moving and seeing what kind of neat shots you end up with).
We were honored guests at City Hall. They had a special ceremony for us and we each received a gift.
After a 400 million course Traditional Dinner we checked in to the Grand Hotel and settled in for the night.