Hee hee hee… had a very interesting night. I unexpectedly ventured of base with a bunch of military PTs to grab some authentic Korean food. I went downstairs to the lobby in jeans, a polo shirt, and some Flip Flops. I assumed that we were eating in the hotel. I was surprised to see everyone bundled up and ready to go! San Diego weather has spoiled me. I wasn’t thinking we were staying on base so I left my base access pass in the hotel room. Well, I didn’t realize this until we were off the base in the streets of Seoul! D’oh! We figured we’ll deal with that when the we have to get back in! Well anyways, we ended up going to an authentic Korean Restaurant, Jeong Gam Eo Rin. In college, I was introduced to Korean food and eventually learned to love kimchee. It was a Korean BBQ, so we had the kalbi. The kalbi, kimchee, and this cold noodle soup was awesome! I’d never had the cold soup before. It was actually chilled and surprisingly refreshing. It was great hanging out with other PTs. The conversations are uniquely “PT”. It has been a while since I’ve been around other PTs since I’m typically around the tumor/cancer survivor/advocacy population! Dinner was great!
Well, we still had to deal with the fact that I didn’t have my base access pass with me. Re-entering the base might be problematic. Luckily, there were a couple Korean speaking therapists with us that were able to help us get back on the base. Took a while and a bunch of phone calls were made, but we finally made it back! Whew… Anyways, another great meal in Korea! One more day at the conference. Tomorrow I check out and I leave for Singapore on Sat. I will be exploring the base Friday afternoon and check out the military PT clinic. Anyways, it is a 7 hour flight on Korean Air. The zipper on my luggage broke, so I’m going to have to get some new luggage. I expect some difficulty checking in/boarding the plane with the “mAss Kicker Mobile” in both Korea and Singapore. Stay tuned!