I fell asleep but woke up an hour later in a hot sweat. Not a cold sweat, a "my feet are burning when they touch the floor heating and I'm going to die of dehydration" kind of sweating.
Needless to say, this put me in a bad and dramatically whiny mood. What also put me in a bad mood was the fact that the heating was central and we couldn't turn it off. And nobody was at the desk because it was midnight. It took forever to fall asleep, even with the windows open. I woke up a bit exhausted the next morning, but we headed out to check out the beach and some waterfalls. (We mentioned that the room was boiling and she said, "yes, a lot of people have been saying that." -_-)
I saw some ducks, so naturally had to take pictures.
Cheonjiyeon River is the place where they would perform rituals for the dry season asking for rain and, according to old literature and the sign along the river, it would work immediately because "a mysterious dragon lives in the pond."
There are 17 species of plants that only grow on Jeju Island, which is interesting.
Here is a mini waterfall.
I should say, "big" waterfall. But for Korea, it is considered one of the most beautiful, if not the most beautiful, waterfalls.
Grant has said something to irritate me. I'm not sure what.
In retaliation, I stick my finger up his nose.
I believe he gave me a wet-willy in retaliation.
Someone came up to us and said, "I can take your picture"
We agreed, thinking they meant they would take a picture of us with my camera. But, apparently they meant they wanted a picture of us with their camera. Strangers from China now have our picture. It's not the first time...
We asked someone to take our picture, but they forgot about the waterfall.
This is the Golden Magic Pearl, present from the dragon of Cheonjiyeon.
Here is the story, according to the sign posted nearby, grammar and vocabulary unchanged: Once upon a time in the Joseon dynasty, a beautiful, kind and virtuous woman lived in the village of Seogwipo. Because of her beauty, many young and unmarried men in the village had a crush on her. Unfortunately, when she turned 19 years old, she married a man in a neighboring village and moved there. That put many of her admirers in despair, especially one guy in particular who became emphatically sad. One day, out of desperation, he decided to harm the woman as she was just passing by the Cheonjiyeon Fall. When he was about to put the wicked thought into action, a dragon suddenly appeared from the fall and snatched him and vanished into the sky leaving a golden magic pearl behind. She took the pearl home and it was handed down as a family treasure. The family became prosperous and thrived, generation after generation.
Now, you are supposed to rub the magic pearl in hopes of being a thriving, wealthy person like the woman and family in the story.
Hopefully, you won't become emphatically sad.
I'm not sure why Adrienne looks so annoyed.
"Grant, stop taking pictures."
Then this happened. I don't know what this is. But these women took a very long time to pose and get situated for their picture.
Grant and Adrienne. Adrienne is posing like the statue.
And we're normal. Once again, it's shocking!