Summer is off to a good start as my parents and I went on a one-night trip to Ukiah over the weekend. The vacation was quite enjoyable despite being only two days long.
Our primary stop of the day was the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas in Talmage. The place hadn't changed much at all since our last time there several years ago. We participated in some of the Buddhist recitations before heading to the dining hall for lunch. Having always appreciated this place, my family gladly made a donation before leaving.
The rest of the afternoon wasn't too eventful as it was fairly hot outside. On the other hand, the hotel had a nice Wi-Fi connection. I took the opportunity to watch a few episodes of MythBusters on YouTube. That show is just awesome.
The three of us explored downtown Ukiah before heading to Richardson Grove State Park around noon. The trails were beautiful and perfect for hiking. This was the best part of the trip. Dad soon started getting hungry - and it was well past lunch time anyway - so we left to grab some food.
There was lots of free time in the afternoon, during which we went to nearby Smithe Redwoods State Reserve for another hike. Though its scenery wasn't as impressive as that of Richardson Grove, the park also had some great trails. Yet all good things must come to an end: seeing that it was getting dark outside, Mom figured it was best to start heading home.
All that having been said, this trip was overall quite amazing. The nice thing is that we have plans for one or two more vacations later this summer. I can't wait. :-)
Currently listening to: "Like Toy Soldiers" by Eminem