Spring has arrived! What a breath of fresh air. It has been so nice to see some sun and color on the trees! Winter was cold, bare, and ugly. It made me miss those white winters! Wait, do I like snow now?
The first of April brought some beautiful Cherry Blossoms. This was my first time seeing Cherries so we headed to the famous Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival.
The idea was arrive early, beat the crowds, however, many others had the same idea too. It didn’t stop me from admiring the blossoms though.
All the booths were closed when we arrived so we headed to the Romance Bridge.
I really enjoyed strolling along the bridge, admiring all the different decor. Cherry Blossoms are just lovely!
The booths started opening and the crowds were getting bigger. We walked along the food stations, there were many hot dogs stands, corn dogs, meat, ice cream, and …
Instead, I got my sugar fix! Who doesn’t love cotton candy though?
I am honestly still amazed at how intricate and delicate these blossoms are!
We wandered through a park to escape the masses. Jinhae is a nice, quaint town. For some reason I got the small town feel from it. Maybe it was the festival setting or the nice stroll around the park, whatever it was, it was really refreshing to take it slow and admire the scenery and enjoy the day outside of Gimhae.
We continued to the harbor. A nice Korean man stopped us with his teenage son and told us about getting free bikes for an hour. He had to convince the ladies at the booth we weren’t going to steal or damage the bikes or something — whatever it was, it took a little convincing. He also had to help me convince them I could handle the “man bike”, not the woman’s beach cruiser with a basket.
The festival continued on. Entertainment from Korean singers and dancers and … pig heads?
Spring may be my favorite season. I love feeling like everything is coming back to life! The crisp wind, the fresh smell of trees and flowers blossoming, the sun showing a little more, and for most of you, the snow melting! It’s a great time of year to get some things marked off the to-do-list and plan for summer!