I love camping. Yes, I can be quite girly with my hair, makeup, clothes, and nails, but when it comes down to it, I can sleep under the stars anyway. Just as long as it’s not cold. I hate the cold. The summer weather in Korea is very pleasant, and we’ve taken every opportunity to camp that we can. Thankfully this camping session wasn’t as bad as the last time.
Jared’s birthday was over this last weekend, so we decided to once again pack our things (let’s be honest, all my camping gear was still hanging out in the trunk of my car) and head out for another camping adventure. This time we decided on Namhae, an island about 2 hours drive from us. We’ve been here once before, but didn’t hesitate when Amber and Jared asked us if we wanted to go again! Namhae is gorgeous.
As soon as we got there we set up tent and hammocks and went running towards the crystal clear blue water. If it were up to me folks, I’d still be out there sunning myself like a lizard. I love the sun. I also love the sounds of the ocean. If anything puts me into an hypnotic state its the sound of the waves. Check out the sweet sounds. I’m assuming this will be the first (of many) posts that include my sweet videos I can now take on Instagram.
After lounging around for a bit in the hammocks and then spending some time in the sun, the guys decided to make dinner. We recently found out that Koreans aren’t too keen on American Beef. Much to our surprise, walking into the local Homeplus and asking for 미국 ( pronounced Mee-gook) 쇠고기 (soe gogi) will give us a huge discount on awesome USA born and breed beef steaks! Apparently (like everything else) Korean beef is much better quality and far surpasses that of other countries. Go figure. Anyway, Jared and Amber so graciously bought some American steaks for our camping trip, and the guys were more than happy to grill them up. I wasn’t disappointed.
One of the things I was most excited about on our camping adventure was the beautiful Namhae sunset. Last year when we camped for four days we had some killer views. Although we were on a different beach and the trees blocked our view of the setting sun, it was still gorgeous.
Just like a little kid, I impatiently waited for it to get dark enough to do one of my favorite summer night activities: fireworks. I freaking love fire. I always have, always will. As a matter of fact I have a small burn on my left hand from playing with fire when I was 10. You’d think I would have learned something.
We started out with our sweet Chinese lanterns. Over Christmas I had bought eleventy million sky lanterns, hoping to let them go over New Years. Unfortunately the weather never fully cooperated, and we only were able to light a few. I apologize for the picture quality, silly me forgot to charge my battery before our Namhae trip. Rookie mistake. I was trying to snap a few shots quickly before my camera died. I didn’t spend too much time working with the lighting.
We ended the night with a round of sparklers I had laying in the back of my car. They were heart shaped and cute…but in classic form they didn’t actually make a heart shape. I was thoroughly disappointed.
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