Work Out Day and Sightseeing Before Tonight’s Game

The past two days have been extremely busy and I have a lot of pictures to share.  Yesterday was “work out day” here in Taipei.  I went to XinZhuang Field where the game tonight is going to be played to take in the team’s workout.  As usual Michael Morse hit a few bombs out of the park during batting practice.  The media talked to Ross Detwiler and Colin Balester and both explained how excited they were to be in the country of Taiwan.  From the workout yesterday, it’s clear to see that the Nationals have quite a following here as our representatives were one of the most sought after for an autograph or picture.

Today I was able to tag along with the team to do some sightseeing in the city.  First we went to Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall.  This is where the nation’s flag is raised every morning and the courtyard in fromt of the memorial serves as a place for national celebrations.  In the main building is a statue of Chiang Kai-shek.

After visiting the memorial hall we headed to Martyrs’ Shrine.  Martyr’s Shrine is where statues of brave and loyal Martyrs are inserted into the four walls of the building in testimorny of their heroic war deeds.  The city of Taipei is beautiful.


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