Why yes, in Korea we still celebrate the 4th of July by grilling meat and drinking beer. We just do it in the middle of a mountain stream.
Ryan, Kenny, Soo and I bought almost three and a half pounds of meat, kimchi, watermelon, and soju for the occasion. We loaded up into a taxi and headed to Gyeongin University in Anyang. The university is surrounded by mountains and there is a beautiful stream running down the mountain straight to the campus.
In the summertime, Korean families love to have picnics together. Many of them bring tents and canopies so they can stay out all day long. So we decided, in honor of Independence Day, we would spend the day together doing just this.
Kenny found a makeshift broom and made our spot spotless. We set up next to a small pool of water where we could keep our drinks cooled and lounge about in if we got too hot.
While the boys were in charge of managing the meat, Soo and I finished off our red, white, and blue outfits by painting our nails.
We stayed out all day and really enjoyed getting away from the city and relaxing next to the mountains.
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Ryan & Stephanie, I really enjoy your messages and pictures. I am so glad you are having a good time. Love and miss you.