Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas in Korea

Our first Christmas in Korea is proving to be interesting.  We are the only ones who are still at the school...all of the students and the other teachers have left for their vacations.  It's a little weird...almost like the Shining...but hopefully I won't turn into Jack Nicholson!
Tomorrow we are leaving to go to Thailand for our vacation. Bangkok for four days and Phuket for will be amazing!!  Lots of picts and hopefully some interesting stories as well.

Yesterday I went for a little hike on the trail that is by our school.  I've done this many times in the past when the weather was warm but this is my first experience winter hiking.  It was pretty amazing...the weather was cold and clear which was awesome.
The biggest challenge was climbing and descending the trail on ice and snow.  But I managed to make the the entire three mile treck without falling on my ass once...woohoo!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Winter in Daegu

Officially, Winter doesn't start until December we had a good sized snowfall in Daegu.  It really was quite beautiful.

Here are a few shots from the school...

After the students were dismissed, they went crazy running around in the front courtyard, making snowmen and having a giant snow ball fight.  Needless to say, they took out some of their math frustrations on Mr. Cross!  All in good fun, right??

It's been 30 years (maybe more) since I've spent an entire winter in the cold...this is gonna hurt!