June 08, 2005

Return To The Scene Of The Crime

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Today we returned to "the scene of the crime", Taroko Gorge.
Two years ago we walked the "Tunnel of Nine Turns" and missed the taxi that brought us there. We wound up riding back to Hualien in the back of an open dump truck, Father Matthew in the cab and Rosa and I in the back with our backs up agains the cab. It was dark and raining and the steep road down the valley was twisty. (Cell phone wouldn't work.) By the time we got back to the school, the police were looking for us. The nuns thought maybe Rosa and I kidnapped Father Matthew. I thanked the driver of the truck and gave him a tip. He refused but I insisted. When things calmed down, Rosa and I were allowed to take Father Matthew out for dinner, just a short walk down the road.

Posted by Dan at 10:10 PM