Hahahahaha not even close.
The day started at 8am. We loaded up the bus and waited for everyone to arrive. At 9:00 we finally left Songtan and headed for Daegu. Sissy told us it would be about a 3 hour bus ride. Not terrible, but still longer than I enjoy riding in a car. Well, 3 hours came and went. Meanwhile, there are screaming, pooping, and puking babies in the back of the bus. I'm not kidding you, we should have been provided with gas masks. Oh, and ear plugs. Or maybe just some drugs so we could all pass out. I don't know why anyone would want to bring their kids to climb a mountain, let alone their babies that they have to carry up, but whatever. Also, everyone knew the bus ride back would be quite different than normal Sissy bus rides with little babies trying to sleep. (More on that later!) Ugh. Anyway. Back to the real story.
We FINALLY got to the mountain at 1:15! Four hours and fifteen minutes on a bus. Dear lord, let's climb this mountain. So last time, I raced up to the top of Mt. Daedun and even beat Drew. He was impressed because I didn't complain once. This time, I think Drew wanted to push me off the side of the mountain. It. Freaking. Sucked. The whole time. And I'm a complainer.
We started walking up this terrible hill to a Buddhist temple. 3 minutes in and I was already sweaty. I had only worn a sweatshirt with nothing underneath, so I was quickly regretting that.
Once we got to the temple, I was fully prepared to go hide somewhere and wait for everyone to come back down haha. Of course, Drew wouldn't let me. We walked around and looked at the temple and drank some water from some fountain and then stopped to take our realty picture!
Now we were ready to get to the top. Lol just kidding. We had to go back down... The highest ordained monk in the area heard we were there and wanted to serve us tea. Sounds cool. How often does that happen in your life? But really, no one wanted to climb down and then climb back up! We went anyway. Not at all what I expected, but it's okay. We got some tea, a book about Buddhism, took some pictures, and hiked BACK up.
We got back to the temple and started our way up the actual mountain. Korea is super cute and they build stairs to climb up mountains. I mean, I guess it's way easier, but still... Imagine climbing the steepest stairs you've ever seen for an hour. So fun! Definitely counted as leg day for the week haha!
We got to what I thought was pretty high up, and the girl in front of me said, "We're at marker #1, there are 20 of them." TWENTY?! Good lord!
So we kept on climbing. And I kept on complaining. And Drew kept on wanting to murder me. But, we all kept going.
When we were ALMOST to the top, Drew and some other guys went off in another direction to do some ropes course thing. So I beat him to the top once again! Haha.
When we finally made it to the top, I guess you could say it was all worth it for this view.
After some makgeolii and Korean pancakes, we made our way back down. Holy calves and glutes. OH MY GOSH. We basically jogged the whole way down because it was so steep, that was the easiest way to do things.
You should have seen our legs shaking when we stood still. It was hilarious. I tried to take this picture, and it was so hard to steady my camera because my legs were so shaky!
AT LAST, we made it back to the bottom and it was time to eat, drink, and annoy the heck out of the parents in the crowd.
Side note: I learned on this trip that I am not at all ready to be a parent. Also, you would have thought I was trying to give these kids drugs or alcohol when I simply tried to sing Frozen karaoke with them. Yeah, I'll just enjoy being a nanny and have the ability to give the kids back at the end of the day ;)
Anyway. Back to eating and drinking.
After dinner, it was back to the bus for some more drinking and Karaoke!
Liz and I were the stars of the show basically. Not shocking since a Philipino band wants us to join ;)
We had so much fun singing and dancing. I love our realty family. Well, except for the buzzkills that made us completely shut off Karaoke because their precious spawns needed to sleep. (Insert eye rolling emoji here) Give me a break. These people were no fun. We listened to your kid scream the whole way here, your kid can listen to us sing the whole way home. Thank you very much. Plus, have you never met Sissy before? I'm pretty sure you can guess what a Sissy trip will be like just by meeting her once. How about no kids allowed next time unless you're Jeff and Sara or Sharon. Those are parents who are doing things right ;)
Anyway. Here are some wonderful videos of all of the Karaoke fun. Keep in mind these are heavily influenced by soju and beer. Also, I'm really sad because I don't have videos of Drew rapping Eminem or me rapping Nikki Minaj. I know how much you'd all love to see that! hahaha