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We had an hour to walk around, and David and Jena decided to join us. It was incredibly cold but the snow was very exciting!! The path above was very slippery, so walking was better done by skidding on your feet.
We found these in a small souvenir shop .
IT WAS INCREDIBLE!
We found a number of outside food stalls, and some indoor ones with souvenirs. It must be really awesome to sit here in summer or autumn when the air is warm, and the surrounding hills are lush with green, browns, oranges, and reds.
Mrs. Um gave David her ladylike scarf, but that didn’t stop him feeling mucho with his new sword.
David and I shared some noodles. The broth is good for warming up in these cold temperatures!
The snow was falling quite a lot at this point (even though you can’t tell in the picture). I was so happy that Justin had a hard time getting me back inside the building. Apparently it was snack time **again**. I couldn’t think of anything else but staying outside in the falling snow. It makes me feel so happy inside. I feel filled with a childlike joy. Justin seems happy just standing there smiling as he watches me.
The cable car ascends at a relatively high speed and with some excitement. It runs even when it is raining or snowing, so we knew that despite the conditions outside, our safety was assured.
Sokcho is quite a sleepy city, know as the gateway to Seoraksan National Park, which is a 30 minute bus ride from the central hub. The DMZ is located about an hour north by bus. This city, Sokcho, has many beaches and areas to view the East Sea, or Sea of Japan.
Random fact ~ Justin and I have figured out that we went through similar stages, at the same time, in our lives before we met. We even made the same dumb mistakes at roughly the same times! For example, we both got our tongues pierced at the same time, and then kept the piercings in for about 5 years. We have both changed so much, but most of the change has come since we have met. God has been using each of us to mold the other into a better person. It blows my mind to think how much we have learnt and grown in the past three years. As we continue on this path together, I am proud to say that we honestly do feel like we are perfect for each other. It’s not easy to find what we have found.
Next we headed towards Seoraksan National Park. It was definitely going to be cold there, and everything would be covered in white. Our friends, Zach and Heather, had loved their trip there, so we were excited to see this famous mountain range in the middle of winter!!
BRING ON THE SNOW!
More on that adventure coming soon!