That is a picture of my lunch that I had at a Vietnamese restaurant near the Tteokssom Resort in Seoul. But before I take you into this weekend's adventure I first want to remind you of one of the best parts of modern culture, and that is the garage sale.
I have always enjoyed going to garage sales as a kid. It gave me great pleasure to look at other people's stuff and wonder why they were giving it away and if it could have a special place in my life. Along with garage sales I also was very fond of thrift stores. I lived off of clothing finds from thrift stores all the way through college until the trend caught on and things started to get more expensive. Even when I go back home to visit family, I find myself at a garage sale or thrift store taking in those musky smells and used items.
After coming to Korea I wondered where people sell their used and unwanted items since no one seems to have "garages" or "yards" here. I have been to the Folk Flea Market but that seemed more like an antique's shop than an actual flea market.
I have heard from others that apartment complexes usually hold little flea markets now and then, but never really found one.
That is why to my pleasant surprise I found myself at a genuine market of used goods yesterday at the Ttukseom Resort Station. You will see later what I am talking about, but for now let's go back to lunch.
It was a nice spring day, except for a strong river wind blowing down the park. Families and couples were out with picnic gear and bicycles.
I always try to get a picture of JH but the guy is camera shy and often does the following gesture.
However, I don't mind my picture being taken.
That second one is me nagging JH to ride the paddle boats, but we both decided that with the wind it was a bad idea.
Lastly, of course, a trip to the park wouldn't be complete without a stop at the public restroom.
I leave you with this video I made of the market: