We've made it to South Korea! That fifteen hours in the plane was sheer hell though. At one point, I tried to get the time off my phone so that I could take a painkiller but since it wasn't registering Eastern Time, I asked the man sitting next to me for the time. I was thinking we'd been on the plane for six to eight hours, so when he said four o'clock I really thought I might cry. My brain just couldn't come to terms with the fact that only three hours had passed and I had 12 more hours trapped in a seat made for short legged people, with a squirmy and demanding two year old, who by the way, had decided all of a sudden that she wasn't interested in being entertained by any of the cool Disney movies they offered. But alas, that damn plane finally landed, and we made our way through the Seoul International Airport. By the time we got through customs and met up with Bruce, I had been awake for about, oh... a day and a half. Then we began our three hour bus ride to his base. Needless to say, I slept like a baby last night. I never even moved when Bruce got up to go to work this morning, but Alyssa and I both woke up around 6:30. I put a movie on for her after breakfast, then I enjoyed some hot coffee, and began unpacking, organizing and cleaning.
Bruce came home with perfect timing and took Alyssa to get us some lunch. So, now she's had a good nap, I've had a shower.... and oh, it's a good hair day since his shower rocks with jack-hammer like pressure.... and now we're about to go outside for the Labor Day Festival they're having. I'm just so excited I could pee! He's got off until Wednesday, so that's going to give us a chance to have some fun, do some sight-seeing, and get into a nice little rhythm.
I can't wait to try some of the different foods here. While waiting for our bus at the airport, I went to a little "French" cafe/coffee shop which had a display of some of the tastiest-looking meals I've seen in a while. Much of them had some sort of seafood in them, plus noodles or rice. My stomach is growling just remembering those display meals. OH, and the sushi I'm going to try! I am going to try it all! It's a good thing I brought all those stretchy, yoga-like pants 'cause I have a feeling I'm not going to be counting every calorie for the next month.
More to come soon.