Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Closing Ceremonies

Tueday, February 5th

Brandon is done with all his events so we went to watch the cross country skiing relay and an alpine skiing event.

Closing ceremonies were awesome! You can watch them here:

Closing Ceremonies

Monday, February 4, 2013

4th Place in Super-G

Monday, February 4th

Brandon took 4th place out of six in his division in the Super-G (super giant slalom). Sunny and 37, but so very windy today.

Cute snowmen they made between races:

Sunday, February 3, 2013

5th Place in Slalom

Sunday, February 3rd

Brandon's slalom competition was today. He took a fall on his second run and ended up finishing in 5th place out of 6 in his division.

After the awards, they held a big reception for the families. Huge buffet with tons of food. I tried everyhing, even the one that looks like magots. It was very spicy.

After the party, the shuttle took us to the beach. All fireworks are legal year round here, and they sell them at the beach. So we ran around on the beach shooting off Roman candles. It was so much fun to do something here that's illegal in the US.

It started dumping snow, and there was about a foot overnight.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Free Time and Interesting Stuff

Saturday, February 2nd

Since there was a rain day Friday which cancelled some outdoor events, Brandon's events have all been postponed by a day. So instead of watching him compete, we had a free day wih nothing scheduled. We decided to go watch some other events. We watched some snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and figure skating.

Someone forgot to hit the spell check key before printing ths sign:

Our shuttle busses were beautiful:

Cell tower made to look like a tree:

Does anyone want us to bring this back for a souvenir? LOL

We dressed up in traditional Korean clothing:

Brandon built a snow sculpture:

Friday, February 1, 2013

Rain, rain, rain

Friday, February 1st

It poured rain all day. Several events were cancelled. Luckily, Brandon didn't have any competitions today. Pam and I went on a tour of Gangneung. The tour bus was awesome. Brand new bus that still had the protective plastic on the TV and clock.

First we visited a fish market. The city is on the east coast (Pacific Ocean). There was dried fish and fresh fish. Wow, this market went on for several blocks. Here's pics of dried stingray, live crabs stacked up, and some other fishies.

Our next stop was a gramaphone and Edison museum. Huge collection of antique music players, and stuff Thomas Edison invented.

Lunch was delicious and we stuffed ourselves and really have no idea what we ate. Our tour guide took us to a traditional Korean restaurant.