Well that title will really draw readers in, huh? On Wednesday we take a break from homeschooling to do an ‘outing’. I try to keep it fairly educational … buying stuff at the market, going to a museum, heading out for a hike, swimming at the pool, etc. But today we went to Everland; the big amusement park in Korea. We have 2-year passes.
It wasn’t an ideal day to go – drizzly and overcast – but go we did. I made it there in a record 35 minutes as the freeway was nearly empty. We also parked in the 10th spot from the entrance in the 2nd row and went on plenty of rides with nary a wait. Not all of them were open, so there is a tradeoff. But we made up for it by seeing 4 shows and playing at the indoor playland called Kidscovery. The weather actually cooperated all afternoon and didn’t rain on us. Then, after dinner the rain started to come. It would come and go, but was pretty constant. We had our raincoats, but got pretty soaked.
I told the kids we could stay late for the fireworks show, but our last half hour we were holed up under some giant umbrellas in the rose garden being pummeled by a heavy downpour. It let up 10 minutes prior to show time, and then Avi had to go potty so we rushed and found one. I thought I heard the show starting while we were in the toilet, but came out (it took a while) and found no fireworks. Bummer! I must’ve just been hearing a rain-out announcement. Well, the park had 15 minutes to close so they both loaded on the stroller and we walked out. It was kind of creepy with everything closed and NO other people around… apparently they all went the other way because there was a bit of a crowd once we got to the front gate.
So, bummer about the fireworks, but otherwise it was great day!