Sunday, May 27, 2012

Children's Grand Park

Last week, I took the kids to one of the bigger parks here in Seoul. We took off right after I got home from school. It took us almost an hour to get there via bus and subway, but it was worth it!

The park itself is huge and it has a little bit of everything. We had intended to spend most of our time at the zoo, but it was so hot that we ended up spending the majority of the time playing in the water!

After a quick lunch (it's nice that you can always count on a pork cutlet for about five dollars), we headed off to see the "ferocious animals".

We made it to the camels and the monkeys--none of which seem to be particularly well taken care of. The entire park, including the zoo, is free, and I think that the animals may suffer as a result of that.

Then we headed to see the elephants

...and the lions.

The glass in these areas had a lot of scratches on the inside! It made it hard to get a good picture.

Kennedy was excited to see the tigers because they looked just like Jasmine's "Rajah".

We ran into some other white people at the park that we just happened to know, so we spent the afternoon with them. Their son, Liam, is the one on the case you hadn't guessed! No, we don't know the random Korean boy in the picture!

And, no, the one below is not real.

This waterfall was part of the elephants' habitat. We were so hot that we ready to climb in with the elephants.

Instead, we decided to head down to the water park where the kids could play in the stream and fountains.

Cade was pretty independent--he kept taking off to find a new place to splash and to make new friends with the Korean kids--I worry about that kid once we get back to the States!

Cade was really enjoying himself!

We all had a lot of fun, but we were sun-drenched and ready to head home by late afternoon. We even survived the long trip home...that is always the time that I really wish I had a car!

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