Up the Hill

There is a tree-covered hill behind our apartment complex with some dirt trails winding upward and branching out in various directions.  Dulce and I were out for a walk and decided to explore, following an older Korean gentlemen going up the hillside in front of us.  When we got to the top, I was pleasantly surprised to see quite a few other people walking on a well-worn dirt path along the ridge.  However, this wasn't just an ordinary walking trail... it was a fitness trail lined with exercise equipment!  As I mentioned in a previous post, Koreans seem to love random exercise equipment :)  This trail is a hidden gem and it's so close to our apartment.  As an added bonus, there is an open area at one end enclosed by a hedge with a tall monument.  This is the first place I've found for Dulce to run free.  Enthralled by a sense of freedom, Dulce leapt and sprinted around, grunting with a fierce determination to move as fast as she could.  I swear she was smiling the whole time :)  This is going to be "our" park that we will visit frequently.

This is one of my favorite pieces of equipment - you stand on a rotating disk and twist your lower body from side to side while holding onto the bar in front of you.  When I was young, one of my grandmothers had a similar disk at her house that we found was more fun to sit on and spin around :)

Weights... outside?

Grab a red handle and turn the wheel - it's a simple workout for your shoulders.

A memorial to fallen Korean patriots

"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks."  -John Muir

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