Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Summer is coming...

Well finally we have some relief at the school. You see for 2 weeks we did not have air conditioning (the guys who clean it every year screwed up). It was tough. Now ah sweet cooling air!
My friend Josh told me that he read that this year will be a very hot summer. Well after living in Lucknow for two summers in 2008, and 2013 I think we can make due. I will looking into setting up second hand air conditioners, or portable units (I want to ship them ahead of us should we relocate to India).

Summer camping plans are set on one condition we will not follow our our friend and his family. He will follow us, poor Yogi. The boys are doing well, George now has facial hair gotta teach him to shave. Jeyo is up to his usual antics. Yogita is finally starting to teach me Hindi. I will be downloading vocabulary list, and common phrases on my own. I also plan to listen to Bollywood music the oldies. The newer stuff....is...yuck. The older music I can actually hear words, and phrases. Older is 2000 not 1955. So..perhaps not that old.

We are at a crossroads again. Stay in South Korea, or head to South Asia (India) which was my original plan. We will have to see how things pan out. This decision depends on Yogita and I, and George. As George is getting older it is time for him to figure out what he would like to do, and if it is compatible with staying here or not...

ok meeting time


Monday, May 15, 2017

Sometimes people screw things up....

So we are loaded and ready for a 2 day camping trip. My friend decides to go ahead of me. He left about an hour ahead of us. We told him which site we would be staying at. However my friend choose a type of camp site Yogita and I hate. It is one of those places with gravel and trees no place for your car, it just looks too "prepared". Also you are in very close proximity to other people. The site we like has a "wild" feeling. It looks like a forest with a sandy ground. The sites are more spread out providing a bit more privacy.

In Korea many people enjoy the crowded in places. There are different reasons for this preference. The most common one I think is feeling like you are close to people not isolated, or alone. There are those who have large and very expensive set ups.....they tend to be in more crowded sites.

So we plan on making sure that they join us or we will go alone. Oh it is free at the larger sites if you come late at night.

So we only stayed one night...the next day the cars fuel pump decided it was time to quit. One the upside Yogita and I got to ride in our car while it was being towed pretty cool! Yogita and I took a nap while the boys played pc games. Later we both hung out at a park in our neighborhood has some fun talking and walking.

We plan on more outings in the small parks in our area.

ugh Mondays can suck sometimes... (I need to replace the car battery...)


Tuesday, May 09, 2017

First camping trip of the year....Maybe??

We are gearing up for the first camping trip this year. We are planning on staying at least 2 nights.
However the weather really doesn't look like it will agree with our plans. Wait..update it seems it will be very hot instead. Actually weather patterns near Gunsan change like crazy. So if it does rain we will postpone. My friend and his family, who we are going with are new to camping.

So we are going to set up we have a bunch hand held lithium ion powered fans. We will charge them up and put them to good use. I am hoping we get our old spot Friday night. That spot is perfect! There four trees that support our `tent poles, 4 trees that close together means plenty of shade.

There is the beach nearby so we can jump in the water to cool down. Saturday morning we will go to the seafood market to pick up some goodies for lunch. But my friend will not be there...LOL He will return Saturday morning because of his private classes. Poor dude.

So as it stands Weds, and Thurs night we will get all of our camping stuff bought.

So until then...