Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Korean Folk Village

Be ready for some pictures today, folks!  On Monday, we went with our friends, John, Amanda, and their son, Caden to the Korean Folk Village.  There is a variety of things there, as you'll see...


We watched some women making silk thread from...

the cocoons of these silk worms.

This is my attempt at being artistic...

Patrick trying out the stone grinder.  

There were some beautiful gardens.

We spent some time with the animals.  Caden LOVED this cow.  He couldn't stop laughing.


Adeline had a BLAST walking EVERYWHERE, playing in the dirt, climbing rocks, and making friends (that'll be another post).

We watched several shows.  This was an equestrian show.  They did a lot of fun stunts using the horses.

The guys had fun on these giant swings.

The tightrope walking show.  This guy must have been funny because there were several times when he had the crowd laughing, but alas, none of us speak Korean.

The first show we saw was of traditional Korean dance.  There was a drum band playing, and these dancers used long ribbons tied to their hats as part of the choreography.  The best part was when they did these leaps in a circle.  I'm not sure how they didn't land on their heads.

The see-saw show....you can imagine, lots of flips, stunts, and high jumps.

Adeline was amazed by it all.

We spent some time looking through one of the museums, but I didn't take pictures there.  You can click on Amanda's blog to see more pictures if you like.

At the end of the day, we found the amusement park section.  Unlike everywhere else in Korea, there were not many people there, and they turned on some of the rides just for us.  Adeline got to take her first ride on a carousel. 

Here are some of the family shots we took...

We are sitting among some kim chi pots.

Adeline learned a new skill today....kissing her daddy on the cheek.  It was TOO CUTE!  Mommy didn't get any kisses until later.



Thanks Nichols family...we had a blast!

15 comments:

Jessica Brown said...

looks like you all had a great time!

and you got some great family pictures, too!

Mrs. Fix said...

Daddy kisses are the best!

Earen said...

How fun! Glad you had a good time. Great family pictures too!

Kara said...

You have an adorable family of 3! Thanks for sharing all the fun picks of you all the way across the world from us! Interesting stuff.

Mari said...

This looks like fun! The family pictures turned out great. I really like the second to last picture.

Momma Roar said...

I love traveling with you through your blog! :)

Do you feel like you've seen everything you've wanted to before you come back to the US?

Oh, I like your WW too!

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

You guys have such a beautiful litte family!

Kristen said...

looks like a fun fun day!

great pictures.

how does Adeline do keeping those little crocs on her feet? i thought about getting mauryn some but wasn't sure how she would do with them

John and Amanda said...

Great post! I'm going to post a link to your page as well, you talked about stuff that I didn't even take pictures of!! LOL!

We had a great time, too! :o)

Jen said...

Looks like you guys had a fun day together with friends - I loved looking at all of the pictures! The family pictures of the 3 of you are especially sweet...I love the picture of Adeline giving her daddy a kiss. I noticed you had changed the family picture on your sidebar... and now I know where it was taken!

Dave and Jenni said...

I LOVE that pic of Adeline kissing Patrick - such a precious moment! Looks like an amazing time. Leave it to the guys to find swings to play on. LOL.

Short Stop said...

These family pics are awesome! I agree with Jenni...the one of Adeline kissing Patrick is just precious.

Tropical Mexican said...

What a little celebrity she is!

You do a great job at finding the interesting oddities of where you are living, and taking advantage of them. I love it.

Johanna said...

What a beautiful family you all are. ANd wow...that Korean festival party thing looks like so much fun! I still cant believe that you are all the way over there! How neat is that!

Alana said...

What a beautiful family you are!!