Trip to Taiwan–29 October

After breakfast at the Franciscan Center, the group had their last liturgy together.
Then it was on to the bus for a three-hour trip to northeast Taiwan.
The destination was a shrine set on a mountain side and it required a hike up a long, steep, and winding road.
Our destination was a Marian shrine, established where some hikers are supposed to have had an apparition of Mary on the mountainside in 1980.
Our group praying inside the shrine.
A group photo at the shrine.
From the shrine a trail leads up the mountain side to several waterfalls.
A group of us below the waterfall.
Coming down from the mountain, we ate lunch in a restaurant that serves only locally produced foods in an old converted barn.
Finally we got back to Taipei and the group split up. Some were staying in Taipei a few more days. The rest got back on the bus to go to the airport.
Later that evening some of the group staying in Taipei got together for dinner.