March 24: See the Sights

As the team holds an afternoon workout at the Tokyo Dome, many A’s front office and family members head outside Tokyo for a day trip to the south-eastern area of Hakone.

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A ropeway travels up a mountain to get a better view.

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The Cotroneos pose for a photo at the top of the mountain. The fog behind them is actually steam, a result of volcanic activity.

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While waiting for the trek down the mountain, you can play Whack-An-Alligator, similar to Whack-A-Mole.

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Down the mountain, people fish in the large lake.

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Lunchtime! Squid, fish, or corn are available options at this grill stand.

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A closer look at the meal options.

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Amanda McCarthy decides to make a purchase…

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…and offers 95.7 FM The Game’s Chris Townsend a bite.

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The A’s board a boat and Townsend poses with the pirate captain.

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Lakeside sights are seen, including this gateway.

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The “captain” looks on as the scenery passes.

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It’s been a cold winter, the guide tells us, so blossoms are a little late this year.

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Previously covered in fog, Mt. Fuji finally makes a majestic appearance. Amazing!

 

Later in the evening, Wes Timmons and Collin Cowgill sing a song by the Red Hot Chili Peppers at Fiesta International Karaoke Bar. Brandon Allen and Josh Reddick root them on.

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Finally, we picked up a set of 3 Way Mini Chopsticks, one of a handful of items from Japan that Kara will give away at the Opening Weekend games of April 6 & 7.

Tomorrow, let the games begins! The A’s play the Yomiuri Giants at the Tokyo Dome.

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Reblogged this on But at the end of the day… and commented:
This makes me really jealous. Even though it sucks that the A’s aren’t here to start the season, this is still kind of cool and I wish I was a part of it.

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