A little playtime with the girls and some yellow cake with chocolate frosting and vanilla ice cream for Ben's birthday completed the weekend perfectly!
The following weekend, Bob needed to make a visit to the plant down on Yeosu, and also visit the Daegu Branch down south. So he and I took a long weekend trip and worked in a visit to Stephanie and Ben for the last time. In Yeosu we stayed at the "Most Valuable Life" hotel; a crazy sailboat shaped hotel with ever changing neon lights which light up the night sky. (So Korean!) While Bob was at the plant on Friday, I went to the new Aqua Planet Aquarium which was built for the Expo last summer. It was too crowded during the Expo, so we were unable to go through it then. I think it's one of the largest in the world and has a cool clear under sea dome and tunnels you can walk through. They have performances throughout the day and some pretty nice exhibits. Of course, I had to buy a pink penguin backpack for Emma - our "Pink Lady".
On Saturday, Stephanie and I took the girls to have a professional Korean photo session. The place had some pretty cute backdrops, but nothing was cuter than Emma and Paige! Aren't they adorable?! (Stephanie found the pink and blue dresses in Namdaemun Market while shopping in Seoul.)
That afternoon we all went for a hike to a smoke signal tower at the top of a nearby mountain. The weather was perfect for a hike, although the haze prevented us from taking in the amazing views from there. Emma and Paige know how to handle those steep Korean mountain trails! It's a good thing Stephanie and Ben are in such good shape. Or maybe that's why they are in such good shape?
Can you see why I've cried a few tears this week? We will miss our best "Korean" buddies!