Welp, it wasn't dedicated to K-Twang (which is what we need to all call Korean country music if it ever becomes a genre), but Norimae park was still pretty great. It's a very nicely kept park with a beautiful pond in the middle and all kinds of nice winding paths through manicured gardens. There was also a bunch of this:
Little nooks along the paths with instagram-worthy photo backdrops! This park knows its audience: young couples curating the perfect life in social media.
There was a sign that frequently popped up that read "usual path," which I found really funny. Does that mean the other direction is the unusual path?
|I never did figure out what the volcanic bomb was. It was just a little path, from what I could tell...|
|My options were "Mrror funtain square" or "Traditional house"|
|Yes, but is it THE way out?|
The signs were helpful and entertaining all at the same time.
|This was the gate to the traditional house|
|I was disappointed that I couldn't go in the traditional house!|
|Gotta make the boyfriend take the perfect Instagram photo|
As we wandered along we found a bonsai garden and a George Orwell novel.
|See what I did there?|
|Sadie was practicing her goat face|
|Hello goat! One day we will teach Sadie about the inhumanity of making two goats live in such a tiny enclosure.|
|She was unimpressed with the conditions, though the animals were being better taken care of than at DinoSaurLand Park, it seemed.|
Throughout our walk it was hard to tell if Sadie was asleep or just hiding from the sun. I think my child might be part lizard.
|One of the photo backdrops featured fake Jeju tangerines tied to a real Jeju tangerine tree.|
I'm glad to have discovered this little park so close to our house. It'll be a great little dose of nature between naps and I'm definitely adding it to my list of stops for friends and family when they visit.