I told Alex I was thinking about skipping going back to blog about the last few months and just start fresh. He was like, “What?! No! We’ve done a lot of interesting things!” But he never offered to edit the photos and write the post. I have to do all the work around here these days. 😉 I’m kidding. Kind of.
Alex had two weeks of leave so in addition to getting a ton of stuff done around the house, we decided to get away for a few nights. Seoul is not far from where we live, but the city is just so huge, we never seem to have enough time in a day for a day trip. We booked room at the American hotel on the Army post in the heart of the city and escaped the she-do and honey-do lists at home. The weather was decent and not too cold so we were able to enjoy a lot of our time outside. Which the kids absolutely loved.
This is the history of the area around the Han river in Seoul. You can’t see the details, but it was very well done and very interesting.
A hot air balloon was tethered down so people could go for a “ride” 36 feet up in the air.
For as tired as we all were, we were really enjoying the evening. Owen loved being out in the dark (doesn’t happen often) and was so excited about all the lights. If you’re a parent, you know what I mean when I say there is nothing better in the world than seeing your child happy and they were both loving the lights so we decided to walk down the main drag where all the major department stores were to see the Christmas displays. I’ve never been to NYC, but I have a feeling it’s a little something like this around the holidays.
Korean street food.
Owen was SO into Christmas this year. Seeing the magic of the holidays through his eyes for the first time as parents was one of the best experiences of our lives.
Fresh squeezed pomegranate juice. IT WAS SO YUMMY!
Shinsegae hands down had the best display. The entire building was covered in lights that changed in sync with blaring Christmas music. We stood and watched it for quite a while.