Three Day Weekend, Sorta.

6.08.2011

Let me just start off by saying, I was very tempted to write yet another post about Molly. But I figured I'd start losing readers if all my blog postings turned into photo collages of Molly sitting, staring, eating, peeing and sleeping. Then, I'd have to change my blog name from sans borders to sans a life (without a life). Man, I crack myself up when I'm delirious and running on only a few hours of sleep.

Anyway, last weekend was a three-day weekend for most people, with Monday being Memorial Day here in Korea. Although I work on Saturday and Sunday morning, the amount of work I'm actually required to do makes it wrong to even call it "work." And I think this goes for any country, but when there's a three-day weekend coming up, you can just feel it in the air. People are chirpier and the sun's a bit brighter.

Mark and I decided to use the holiday as an opportunity to ride our bikes along the river. First, we took Molly to the vet to get her vaccines and then, we got some lunch with our new friend, Charlotte. I don't think I've mentioned Charlotte on here before, but she's a good friend of Mark's sister, who came out here to teach English at Mark's kindergarten! She's been here for a month already, and her bubbly personality and semi-permanent smile makes it almost impossible to have a bad day. She's awesome. In fact, she's so awesome that we're actually planning on traveling to Thailand together in July. Pretty awesome, huh?

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[Bibim Neng-myeun is so good in the summer time!]
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After lunch, Mark and I left Molly at home to rest (the vet told us she wasn't allowed to walk for a day because of her vaccinations...have you ever heard of such a thing?) and then, we took off with our bikes. We rode all over, but my favorite spot was Ttukseom Resort, which is this big area right by the river to hang out, have a picnic, play games and just enjoy the day off. We got a little snack, parked ourselves at a little old picnic table and watched some old grandmas and grandpas playing croquet.

[This is how we travel with Molly when we ride bikes.]
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[You should hear how many people say, "Ahhh kee-oh-woh!!", which means "how cute!!"
Mark thinks they're talking about him. tee hee hee.]
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[The weather was perfect, so lots of people were out and about.]
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[A small part of Ttukseom Park.]
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[Mark and his new stache.]
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[This man had good form, and good style ;)]
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After 20 minutes or so of that, we jumped back onto our bikes and rode to Oksu station, where we rode the subway to the radio station because I had to report on international news that evening. Then, just 10 minutes later, we were back at Oksu, jumping on our bikes to return home.

[On our way back!]
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I have to admit, it was a bit exhausting especially with the wind on the way back, but I couldn't have been more satisfied with the day. It was adventurous yet relaxing and best of all, I got to spend it with my best friend and love. Who could ask for anything more?!

6 comments :

Kaylenr said...

Isn't Charlotte the best? I knew she would light up your lives as she has mine.

The picture of Mark with Molly's head sticking out of the backpack is perfection. It is definitely my new wallpaper.

I can't wait to hear more about your plans to Thailand. The jealousy is already developing...

Mark said...

Great post babe!

Susan said...

Yay! A new blog. Great shots and descriptions of T Seom. The photo of Molly and Mark brings back memories and smiles of dad walking Katie when she was a baby. Miss Katie but Molly is great.

Sharon.Mom.Granny said...

Ahhhh, my dry, parched pyche is finally been satisfied! I love the photos and descriptions! Almost like I am there!

calijulz said...

Nice!! Oh I love the Stash....

Laila said...

I'm getting caught up on all your posts! SOO EXCITED and JEALOUS that you are going to Thailand in July!!! I have teenage cousins in Bangkok if you have any questions :) Molly is so so cute btw riding with Mark like that! Miss you guys! -Laila